Finely chopped rosemary is a delicious and fragrant addition to the classic snack.
Make-Ahead Tip: The snack mix can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Re-crisp if necessary.
Preheat the oven to 275°. In a large bowl, combine the cereal with the nuts, croutons, pretzels and Parmesan. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the balsamic vinegar, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper and salt. Pour the liquid over the snack mix and using two spoons, toss to completely coat with the liquid. Spread the mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes, stirring two or three times and shifting the pans, until nearly dry and toasted. Let cool completely stirring occasionally and serve in bowls.
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