Cranberry Orange Chex Party Mix
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Entertaining
The ultimate holiday snack perfect for all your winter entertaining!
  • 9 cups of Rice Chex, Corn Chex or Wheat Chex (or combination- here I used 4 ½ cups each of Rice and Corn Chex)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts or other honey mixed nuts
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup orange juice
  1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix 9 cups of cereal, dried cranberries and peanuts.
  2. Toss in brown sugar, orange zest and cinnamon over Chex.
  3. In a microwave or in a medium sized pan, melt butter and orange juice together over medium high heat. Once melted, drizzle over cereal mix stirring everything together.
  4. Microwave cereal mix for 1 minute then stir one last time to coat everything.
  5. Spread cereal on a paper towel lined baking sheet and allow to cool. Once cooled and set, store and serve.
Recipe by Grandbaby Cakes at