Every year I look forward to making my version of “nuts and bolts” or “chex mix” and every year I make it differently because I always forget to write things down as I go! Now that I’m a blogger, I forced myself to record as I went and here is the 2011 version of Shannon’s Holiday Snack Mix! It’s a pretty tame version that what I’m used to making – not very spicy at all – this one is for the kids!!
|Enjoy (responsibly) by the tree with a glass of Baileys and Eggnog!|
Shannon’s Holiday Snack Mix
1 cup melted butter
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp onion powder
3 large cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
6 cups Bugles
4 cups Cheeze-its (I actually prefer Ritz Bits but cannot find them anywhere this year!)
6 cups Cheerios
6 cups Crispix cereal
6 cups pretzels
2 cups salted peanuts
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. In a glass bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add the Worcestershire, onion powder, garlic and hot sauce. Set aside.
|This is my little garlic grater - its awesome!!|
|I wont bore you with a play by play of adding each ingredient, but you get the picture!|
Shove in the oven; take out and stir every 10 minutes for about an hour = maybe more if it seems like it needs to dry out more. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
|It goes kind of golden after about an hour in the oven|
|Makes a great little present too!|