Grab-and-Go Snack Mix

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Pumpkin seeds and pie spices make this snack mix different from the norm. It's full of crunchy goodness from nuts and grains.



  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tsp canola or corn oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup shelled unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ to 1 tsp pumpkin pie or apple pie spicePumpkin seeds add a fall feature to the Grab-and-Go Snack Mix.
  • 2 cups multigrain or whole-wheat cereal squares with maple syrup and brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries or sweetened dried cherries


  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom
  • Cook the honey for 2 minutes or until it just comes to a boil
  • Stir in the walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds and pie spice
  • Cook for 3 minutes or until the mixture begins to turn golden, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat
  • Immediately stir in the cereal and dried fruit until well coated, about 30 seconds
  • Pour onto the baking sheet, using the back of a spoon to quickly spread in a smooth, thin layer
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Let cool for approximately 45 minutes. Break into 1-inch pieces
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature

Makes 10 servings


Nutritional Details


Calories 138

Total Fat 6 g

Saturated Fat 0.5 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 32 mg

Carbohydrates 20 g

Fiber 2 g

Sugars 13 g

Protein 2 g

Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate, 1 fat

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This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Face the Fats campaign. Recipe Copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere and at