Italian Chex Mix

A touch of balsamic vinegar tossed with Italian herbs and spices give this classic treat a Tuscan flair.


  • 8 cups Rice Chex™ Cereal (gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 bag (3 oz) fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn, popped
  • 1⁄2 cup salted soy nuts (roasted soybeans)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1⁄3 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat oven to 300°F. In large bowl, mix cereal and soy nuts.
  • In small bowl, mix oil, vinegar, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring to coat. Stir in popcorn until well mixed. Spread in ungreased large roasting pan.
  • Bake uncovered 15 minutes. Stir in cheese until well mixed. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until mixture is toasted. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 10 minutes. (Cereal will crisp as it cools.) Store in airtight container.