Chili Spiced Cereal and Fig Snack Mix

Snack mix:
1 ½ cupsValley Fig Growers Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Mission or Calimyrna Figs, stemmed and chopped into 1/2
3 cupsCrisp cereal squares (equal amounts of rice, wheat, and corn varieties)
1 cupSmall square cheese-flavored crackers
1 cupBite size pretzels
1 cup Spanish red-skinned peanuts or other roasted nuts
3 tablespoonsVegetable oil
2 teaspoonsWorcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoonChili powder
½ teaspoonSeasoned salt
½ teaspoonGround cumin
¼ teaspoonGarlic or onion salt
⅛ teaspoonCayenne pepper (optional)


Preheat oven to 250 F.

Place figs in small bowl.

In separate small bowl, stir together oil and remaining seasoning ingredients. Drizzle 2 teaspoons seasoning mixture over figs and toss to blend; set aside.

In large bowl, combine cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts. Drizzle with remaining seasoning mixture. Toss to blend.

Spread on large baking sheet. Place in oven and roast for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes and adding figs during last 10 minutes.

Spread mixture on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 7 cups (14 servings).

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