Cherry Party Mix Recipe


This cherry party mix takes some traditional ingredients and adds in some tasty sweet cherries. With the crunch from Melba toast and cereals and the tart sweet tastes of the fruit, your friends will want this appetizer recipe for their next party.

Add in the saltiness of the pretzels and the different flavors of the seasonings, this is sure to be a big hit. You can mix it up by using your favorite crunchy items or add some additional dried fruits.

cherry party mix recipe


Cherry Party Mix Recipe

This was a family tradition at many of our holiday gatherings. I'm not sure where or who started this recipe, but we all love to make it.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points. You will find points for the original WW method, Points Plus and the new SmartPoint values.

If you are not a Weight Watchers member, you will find many nutritional values as well so you can track what you need for your diet.

Recipe Type:

Appetizer, Snack

Degree of Difficulty:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Bite-size corn and rice square cereal (such as Corn or Rice Chex)
  • 2 cups Bite-size wheat square cereal (such as Wheat Chex)
  • 2 cups Whole grain Melba toast, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups Whole wheat pretzel twists (or pretzel sticks broken into pieces)
  • 3 Tbs Butter, melted
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp Ground red pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups Dried tart cherries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place corn and rice cereal, wheat cereal, melba toast and pretzels in a large bow. Stir to mix.
  3. Melt butter. In a bowl, mix melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, powders (chili, garlic and onion) and ground red pepper.
  4. Drizzle over cereal mix. Toss to coat.
  5. Spread cereal mixture in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, stirring every 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and pour onto aluminum foil to cool completely.
  7. Place in a large party bowl and add dried cherries. Toss to mix and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Cherry Party Mix

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 20
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 185
Total Fat 2.7g
      Sat Fat 1.2g
Cholesterol 4.6mg
Sodium 295.5mg
Total Carbohydrates 38.0g
      Fiber 3.2g
      Sugar 1.6g
Protein 4.3g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
6 pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
6 pts
Points
Plus:
5 pts
Original
Points:
3 pts

All ingredients for this party mix recipe are included in the points calculation as the cherries are dried and therefore not zero points.

Tips

Add some peanuts or additional dried fruits to change up this cherry party mix recipe.





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