Jojo's Party Mix

November/December 1998

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Our more sophisticated version of crunchy party mix gets its irresistible, rich taste from olive oil and a bit of Parmesan cheese rather than the better part of a stick of butter, or worse, margarine. With two-thirds less fat (none of it saturated) you can forget about that other stuff.

"I just made it, a few comments: It will burn if you cook it at 350 - you are better off at 300. Also, I only cooked it for 20 minutes. I also added about 1/4 cup of raw almonds (yum), I know it bumps up the calories, but well worth it....
Jojo's Party Mix Recipe

Makes: About 6 cups

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  • 4 cups mixed Rice and Wheat Chex cereals
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix cereals, pretzels, Parmesan, garlic salt, onion powder, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl. Toss with oil and Worcestershire. Spread on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  3. Bake, stirring often, until toasted, 40 minutes.


Per 1/2-cup serving: 61 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 189 mg sodium; 35 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (29% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 starch

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