Savory Crunchy Snack Mix ~ An easy to make and very tasty snack or appetizer that is perfect to serve for all kinds of activities that all ages can enjoy.
This type of recipe tends to be very popular around Christmas time. But it really is an all year round kind of snack that can be served for all kinds of occasions. It is a fairly non-messy, easy to transport and pretty nutritious.
When you think about it, it is great to bring along on camping trips, road trips, picnics and sports activities. Or you can make it for the family at home to enjoy too!
Making and bringing along this Savory Crunchy Snack Mix also solved a recent problem that I had. A few weeks ago I attended my ’40 Year High School Reunion’. I know. You must be thinking that I made a typo or that I am really old. It isn’t a type and I don’t really feel that old. But I can’t believe that it has been 40 years since I was a high school student. Where did the time go?
It was a casual outdoor backyard party. About forty people attended out of a graduating class of over three hundred. A lot of the guests still lived in the area and quite a few either drove in or flew in from where they were living to attend this event.
It was great to visit with everyone many of whom I had not seen since high school graduation. Some of the guests brought their high school yearbooks and had us re-sign their books. Wish I had thought of that idea! There were also a lot of photographs taken and shared through the Facebook group that had been organized. It was mostly through social media that we were able to track each other down and invite everyone to the reunion.
Since it was a casual backyard gathering everyone was asked to bring an appetizer or something to snack on. The reunion didn’t start till later in the day and I was attending a photography class in the city for most of the day. My plan was to just go from my course when it was finished to the party. So that meant that whatever food I was going to bring was going to sit in the car all day. That also meant something perishable was not going to work. I guess I could have stopped at the store and picked up something ready made but I decided to make this Savory Crunchy Snack Mix instead.
The day before I made a big batch and left some for my family to enjoy. Then I poured the rest into a big bowl that I bought at the dollar store. It was easy to transport and I just left the inexpensive bowl filled with the Savory Crunchy Snack Mix when I left the party.
I store it at home in labeled mason jars. The mason jars are airtight and keep the mix fresh tasting and crunchy.
They also make a quick and handy gift to give when labeled with a chalkboard label and wrapped with some butcher’s twine secured into a little bow. I like to make my own chalkboard labels and explain how I do it in How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Labels. The jars do look really pretty sitting in the pantry.
Here is the recipe for…
Savory Crunchy Snack Mix
- 4 cups rice cereal squares
- 4 cups wheat cereal squares
- 4 cups multi-grain cereal squares
- 2 cups oat cereal circles
- 2 cups shelled salted cocktail peanuts
- ½ cup margarine, melted
- 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon spicy pepper blend
- 2 cups raisins
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine melted margarine and Worcestershire sauce and gently stir into dry ingredients.
- Spread mixture onto two large baking pans.
- Sprinkle with spicy pepper blend.
- Bake at 250° F (121° C) for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.
- Remove pans from oven and stir in raisins.
- Let cool completely, stirring occasionally.
- Store in airtight containers.
Here is a titled image of Savory Crunchy Snack Mix for sharing…
You also might enjoy these dry snack recipes too…
This is a fun mix to make for the kids for Halloween…
During the 40 year party there was a discussion that we have to have another one but a lot sooner. That is a good thing because a lot of us will probably be using walkers in 40 years.
Have you attended your high school reunions in the past? What years did you celebrate and get together?