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Zesty Citrus Snack Mix

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


12 servings (10 cups)

This snack mix combines two of my favorite snacks (pita chips and roasted garbanzo beans) with nuts, pretzels and a flavorful citrus blend. It's great for parties and for taking with you on the go! You could substitute premade pita chips for the pita bread and add them to the recipe with the pretzels. I prefer the homemade, but if you have extra pita chips at home, this still works really well! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah


  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, drained and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 pita pocket halves, cut into 1-in. squares
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 3/4 cup unsalted cashews
  • 3/4 cup unblanched almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove skins from garbanzo beans; discard. Toss garbanzo beans with oil and salt; spread in a single layer in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan. Bake until very crunchy, 30-35 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely.
  2. Whisk melted butter, brown sugar, orange and lime zest, soy sauce and seasonings. Add pita squares, pretzels, cashews and almonds; toss to coat. Spread evenly into 2 foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake until dry and crisp, 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garbanzo beans to pita mixture. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 235 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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