The Best Snack Mix Ever!

{The Greening Of Westford} Best Snack Mix EVER
 

I made more of this snack mix recently and was asked for the recipe on Facebook.  I tweaked a recipe I found on allrecipes and when I went to find the original recipe, it was gone!  My old link sent me to a mac and cheese recipe, which looked great, but not what I was looking for.   Time for a recipe post!  

 
I started making this when my kids were small.  They LOVE it.  So do their friends.  It is requested a lot.
 
The actual mix of ingredients isn’t important.  Use what you like or what you have.  Chocolate candies could be added later or even dried fruit.  I wouldn’t add the fruit until AFTER this has cooked.  I have used stale pretzels, plain cheerios and other items that didn’t go over very well.  Once they are in the mix with the seasonings, they are usually eaten.
 
 
The Best Snack Mix Ever!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups oyster crackers
  2. 2 cups Crispix cereal or shredded wheat (I use the store brand)
  3. 2 cups pretzels
  4. 1 cup nuts of your choice (omit for a nut-free snack)
  5. 3 TBSP butter, melted
  6. 1 TBSP veg. oil
  7. 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  8. 1 tsp seasoned salt (I use Penzey’s seasoned sea salt)
  9. ½ tsp garlic powder
  10. ½ tsp onion powder
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine cereals and nuts. In a small bowl, combine butter, oil, and spices. Pour over the cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  2. Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet and spread evenly in a single layer. Bake at 250 for 45 mins, stirring every 15 minutes.
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This snack mix rarely lasts more than a day or two in our house.  In fact, I had to make this again just to get a picture!
 

What are you favorite snacks to make?

 

7 Responses to The Best Snack Mix Ever!

  1. Unknown April 12, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    I make the same thing, usually using a mix of Chex cereals, pretzels, and broken up bagel chips. When we have a host of family here for the holidays, I have to make at least a batch every day! I usually do it in the microwave, though. Microwave on high 60 seconds at a time, stirring after each minute, for 4-5 minutes. Then spread out on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan to cool. Same effect, just a bit faster.

    Katie B.

  2. Heather June 12, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    As expensive as snack mix is in the store it is definitely thriftier to make your own. Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

    • Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) June 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      My pleasure! Not only does this save money, but you control what is in there – you can put only your family’s favorites. No waste!

  3. R Nelson June 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Love this! My mother-in-law makes something very similar, but I’ll keep this recipe in mind! Thanks for posting to Dude, Sustainable! Green Living Thursdays @ http://www.dudesustainable.com

  4. Lisa Lynn September 22, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Yum! Thanks for sharing on The Creative Home & Garden Hop…hope to see you again today!
    http://littlehomesteadonthehill.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-creative-home-garden-hop-10.html

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