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Crunchy Party Mix

Makes: 32 servings
Serving size: 1/2cup Yield: 16 to 18 cups
Prep 20 mins Bake 300°F 45 mins
Crunchy Party Mix
Ingredients
  • 5  cups  pretzel sticks
  • 4  cups  round toasted oat cereal
  • 4  cups  bite-size wheat or bran square cereal
  • 4  cups  bite-size rice or corn square cereal or bite-size shredded wheat biscuits
  • 3  cups  mixed nuts
  • 1  cup  butter or margarine
  • 1/4  cup  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1  teaspoon  garlic powder
  •  Several drops bottled hot pepper sauce
Directions

1. In a large roasting pan combine pretzels, oat cereal, wheat cereal, rice cereal, and nuts. Set aside.

2. In a small saucepan heat and stir butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce until butter melts. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat.

3. Bake in a 300 degree F oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on a large piece of foil to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

4. Makes 16 to 18 cups (about 32 servings).

From the Test KitchenCajun-Style Party Mix:
  • Prepare Crunchy Party Mix as above, except substitute 3 cups pecan halves for the mixed nuts and add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the butter mixture.
5-Spice Party Mix:
  • Prepare Crunchy Party Mix as above, except omit Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce. Add 3 tablespoons 5-spice powder. Substitute 2 cups honey-roasted cashews and 1 cup unsalted unblanched almonds for the 3 cups mixed nuts.
Wasabi Party Mix:
  • Prepare Crunchy Party Mix as above, except omit the bottled hot pepper sauce. Substitute 3 cups wasabi-flavored dehydrated peas for the mixed nuts.
Nutrition Facts (Crunchy Party Mix)
  • Servings Per Recipe 32,
  • cal. (kcal) 171,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 12,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 16,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 264,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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