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Temperature: Preheated 250 F, center rack
Yields: 17 cups of snack mix
Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 1 hour (stirred in 15-minute intervals)
You will need: One large 2-3 inch-deep nonstick roasting pan. One small saucepan. 2 large cooling racks covered with aluminum foil
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup Wheat Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 7 cups Multigrain Cheerios cereal
  • 2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup whole cashews, roasted unsalted
  • 2 cups thin pretzel sticks (I use fat-free)
  • ½ cup (4 ounces), or (one stick) unsalted butter
  • 7 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp celery salt
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 F with the rack in the center position.
  2. In a large, 2-3 inch deep, nonstick roasting pan mix the cereals, nuts and the pretzel sticks
  3. In a small saucepan add butter, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cayenne pepper and salt. Stir over medium heat until butter melts and the sauce just comes to a slow boil. Remove from the heat.
  4. Pour the sauce over the ingredients in the pan. Immediately use two spatulas and toss the ingredients to coat evenly.
  5. Place the pan in the preheated oven.
  6. You will need to toss the ingredients 4 times at 15-minute intervals. Every 15 minutes take the pan out of the oven and toss the ingredients and then put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes. So the mix will be baked for a total of 1 hour.
  7. At the end of this time the snack mix will be crisp and light and will get even crisper as it cools. Place two large sheets of aluminum foil over cooling racks. Use a spatula to spread the prepared Spicy Holiday Mix in a shallow layer over the foil to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.
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