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Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzos, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup dried pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 15 1/2-inch-by-10 1/2-inch baking sheet with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  • Generously spray a heavy skillet with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  • Add garbanzos to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the beans begin to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer garbanzos to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray the beans lightly with cooking spray.
  • Bake, stirring frequently, until the beans are crisp, about 20 minutes.
  • Lightly coat a roasting pan with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  • Measure the cereal, pineapple and raisins into the pan.
  • Add roasted garbanzos.
  • Stir to mix evenly.
  • In a large glass measuring cup combine honey, Worcestershire sauce and spices.
  • Stir to mix evenly.
  • Pour the mixture over the snack mix and toss gently.
  • Spray mixture again with cooking spray.
  • Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the mixture from burning.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.