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Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza Snack Mix


Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza Snack Mix

Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza Snack Mix

Yield

Makes 7 cups

Ingredients

2 cups wheat cereal squares
2 cups unsweetened puffed corn cereal
2 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups square mini cheese crackers
1 cup roasted sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 to 9 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, diced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Spray 13X9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine cereals, cheese crackers and sunflower seeds in large bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine cheese, butter, oil, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in medium bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes until foamy and herbs release their aromas. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over cereal mixture; stir well to coat. Place in prepared pan and spread in single layer.
  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes 15 minutes before finished baking. Cool in pan on wire rack about 2 hours, leaving uncovered until mixture is crisp and tomato pieces have lost their moisture. Store in airtight container or resealable food storage bag.

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