Recipe for Margarita Chex Fiesta Mix


    Margarita Chex Fiesta Mix

    1/2 cup margarine or butter (see note)
    2 tablespoons tequila or lime juice
    2 teaspoons seasoned salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
    2 envelopes (from 3.3-ounce package) instant margarita mix (dry)
    4 cups Corn Chex cereal
    3 cups Rice Chex cereal
    2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
    1 cup mixed nuts
    1 cup pretzel twists
    1 cup dried cranberries

    Heat oven to 250 degrees F.

    Melt margarine in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in tequila, seasoned salt, red pepper and margarita mix. Stir in cereals, nuts and pretzels until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

    Stir in dried cranberries. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

    Makes 10 cups.

    NOTE: If using margarine spread, use only stick variety that has more than 65 percent vegetable oil.