Convenience Mix #15: High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

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Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Revised and updated by Kate Yerxa, Statewide Nutrition Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)

Makes 10 cups

8 cups high-fiber cereal or a combination (rice, multi-Grain, or wheat “Chex”-type cereal)
1/2 cup peanuts

1 cup pretzel sticks

2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Set oven to 250°F. Heat margarine in shallow baking pan in oven until melted. Remove pan from oven and stir in garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Add cereal, nuts, and pretzels. Mix until all pieces are coated. Heat in oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool.

Note: Snack Mix can be frozen, so make a double batch. Thaw at room temperature in its storage container.

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