Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Snack Attack

I come from a long line of snackers. Does anybody on my mom's side of the family read or watch tv without something crunchy within arm's reach? Didn't think so.

One of the most addicting snacks for me is my grandpop's Chex mix. When we gather at his house for Thanxmas, I always pick a seat next to the Chex mix (if my brother doesn't get there first). This weekend, I made some to take to a gathering. Well, the gathering was an excuse to make a batch. I'm just glad to have it to munch on at home.

Chex Mix

Group 1:
1 box wheat Chex
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts
1 lb. garlic sesame sticks
1/2 lb. garlic bagel chips
1 lb. small pretzels (balls or alphabets work well)
1 can Chinese noodles

Group 2:
2 packages ranch dressing mix
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. olive oil

Put items from Group 1 in large roaster and mix.

Mix dry seasonings (Group 2) in bowl, alternating adding and mixing. Add oil and Worcestershire to bowl; whisk together. Pour seasoning mix over ingredients in roaster, stirring and tossing. Place roaster in 200 degree oven for 15 minutes; stir and return to oven for 15 minutes longer. Spread mix on three large cookie sheets and return to oven for 30 minutes. (I left mine in the roaster for the whole hour, stirring it every 15 minutes and then several times as it cooled.) Allow to cool and store in air-tight containers.

Did I get all those directions right, Grandpop?

This recipe makes a lot, so be ready to get your snack on. I actually just ate a bowl of it while writing this post.

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