Spicy Peanut Cereal Mix
  • 1 box fruity pebbles (11 oz) (gluten free optional)
  • 1 bag corn flakes (18 oz Kellogs, the original one)
  • 1 box rice crispies (12 oz)
  • 1 box corn chex (gluten free)
  • ½ box cheerios ( around 7 oz)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsps Red chilli powder or to taste
  • 3-4 tbsps Mustard seeds
  • 2-3 tbsps turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp carrom seeds
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • Oil for frying peanuts
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Mix corn flakes, rice crispies and corn chex in a big tray or aluminium foil trays and place it in a preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until they get crispy.
  3. Take them out and add cheerios and fruity pebbles and mix them all together. Never put fruity pebbles in the oven as sugar makes them melt.
  4. Now in a small pot add around ½ cup oil and let it get heated up. When the oil gets hot, add the peanuts. Keep stirring them continuously so they don't burn. When you see the slight colour change take the peanuts out and place them on a plate lined with paper towel so as to soak the excess oil.
  5. Now make sure the same oil is warmed up again. Take it away from the gas. We are going to add the spices in oil so we don't want the spices to burn. Now add mustard seeds and cover the pan. Keep it back on flame. Once the popping sound of mustard seed dies, take the pan away and add salt, red chilli and turmeric powder. Add the hot oil mixture over the cereal mix. Add fennel seeds and carom seeds along with peanuts. Mix it all up nicely.
  6. Taste. Usually I have noticed I always find either the mix to be little dry or spices missing. So feel free to again make the hot oil mix and adjust accordingly.
  7. Make sure you mix it all up nicely. Store them in sealed airtight containers. Stays good for 2-3 months.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/spicy-peanut-cereal-mix/