Friday, December 21, 2007

My Addiction

This stuff, oh my word, this stuff is my holiday crack!! I absamolutely love it and could eat it every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas and not think twice about it. But if I did that I would probably weigh close to 500 pounds and I certainly do not need that. But you get the point that I could eat this all day every day.

This has to be the easiest thing in the world to make because it is very forgivable. Add more of one thing, less of another, add in a few extras; it does not matter party mix will love you anyway. I always manage to overfill my pans (yes, all 3 of them) and the dog really appreciates that because he manages to eat whatever falls as soon as it hits the ground. Do not be fooled by the hot sauce, it does not give the mix any heat it just adds the right hint of flavor. This is yet another treat that people will be receiving with their goodie trays in a few days.

Zesty Party Mix
(Source: Ambers Delectable Delights)

1 box Rice Chex
1 box Corn Chex
1 box Wheat Chex
9 cups Cheerios
1 pkg (18 ounces) cheese crackers
1 pkg (8 ounces) pretzel sticks
1 pkg (7 ounces) Bagel or rye chips
1 pkg (7 ounces) shoestring potato sticks
1 pound butter (or margarine if you wish)
3 Tbls garlic powder
3 Tbls onion powder
2 Tbls hot pepper sauce (I use Tabasco, Mmmmm)
2 Tbls lemon juice
2 Tbls worcestershire sauce
2 tsp garlic salt

-In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
-In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add seasonings; stir until dissolved.
-Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat.
-Place in large greased roasting pans.
-Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes *Store in airtight containers

Substitution or additional ingredients:
Fritos, Bite-size shredded wheat, Sesame sticks, Peanuts or mixed nuts


Jaime said...

i love salty snacks! i'd probably add some extra hot sauce ;)

Ally said...

I have got to make this. I am always looking for something semi healthy to snack on. It looks so good, I wish I had some right now!

Annie said...

This looks like a fabulous addition to the gift bags I make for hubby's coworkers. I'm already planning on this for next year. Thanks!

giz said...

This stuff is so totally addictive - I make it too and add just a little celery salt that gives it some tang. So so good.