Valley Fig Growers

Chili-Spiced Cereal & California Fig Snack Mix

Makes about 7 cups (14 servings)


1 1/2 cups stemmed, chopped (1/2-inch) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

3 cups crisp cereal squares (mix equal amounts of rice, wheat and corn varieties)

1 cup small square cheese-flavored crackers

1 cup bite-size pretzels

1 cup Spanish red-skinned peanuts or other roasted nuts


3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic or onion salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)




  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.  Place figs in small bowl.  In separate small bowl, stir together oil and remaining seasoning ingredients.  Drizzle 2 teaspoons seasoning mixture over figs and toss to blend; set aside.  In large bowl, combine cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts.  Drizzle with remaining seasoning mixture. Toss to blend.  Spread on large baking sheet.  Place in oven and roast for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes and adding figs during last  10 minutes.  Spread mixture on paper towels to cool.   Store in airtight container. 

Photo David Campbell

Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 233
  • % Calories from Fat 36%
  • Fat 10
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 5
  • Carbohydrates 33
  • Fiber 5
  • Iron 4
  • Sodium 322
  • Calcium 83
  • Potassium 293