The Ultimate Italian Snack Mix Recipe

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Italian-seasoned Crispix® cereal with zesty pepperoni, Pecorino Romano, Provolone and Grana Padano cheeses is the ultimate snack taste sensation!

Recipe and photo by Deena Montillo,
April 2011

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Servings: 4 Servings


Cost per serving $1.30 view details
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups Kellogg's® Crispix® cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • pinch of dried parsley flakes
  • hot red pepper flakes, finely ground (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, cut to 1/8-inch thick, 1/4-inch squares
  • 1/4 cup Provolone cheese, cut to 1/8-inch thick, 1/4-inch squares
  • 1/2 cup Grana Padano cheese, cut to 1/8-inch thick, 1/4-inch squares
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni 1-inch round stick, casing removed, cut to 1/8-inch thick, 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 225°F.
  2. In a glass measuring cup, add the olive oil, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, then stir. Microwave on high for 40 seconds, then stir to dissolve most of the salt.
  3. In a large bowl, add the Crispix® cereal. Stir the seasoned oil mixture, then drizzle it over the cereal. Immediately toss to evenly coat each piece of cereal.
  4. In a 13"x9"x2" baking dish, add the seasoned Crispix® cereal. Sprinkle with parsley. Optional: For a spicier snack mix, also sprinkle with hot red pepper to taste, toss to combine.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, toss, repeat, until the cereal is crunchy, about 20 minutes. Transfer the cereal onto a paper towel lined cookie sheet, and cover with a layer of paper towel. Allow to cool completely.
  6. In a large bowl, add the seasoned Crispix® cereal, cheese squares, and pepperoni pieces. Toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy!
  7. NOTE: The seasoned Crispix® cereal can be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container. Do not refrigerate. Add the cheese and pepperoni just before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 92g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 329  
Calories from Fat 200 61%
Total Fat 22.4g 28%
Saturated Fat 6.83g 27%
Trans Fat 0.48g  
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 736mg 31%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbs 21.48g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 3.75g 3%
Protein 10.58g 17%



  • Deena Montillo
    May 13, 2011
    Thank you, Amos! Have you tried it? Your thoughts?
    • Amos Miller
      May 6, 2011
      Wow! This may replace our usual ration of popcorn when it's movie watching time!! Great twist on an old idea. Very well done, Deena!

      • Deena Montillo
        April 30, 2011
        My recipe has been entered into the Snack Mix Challenge contest. Please cast your vote today for The Ultimate Italian Snack Mix recipe:

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