Because this recipe is huge, it's great for gift giving and to have on hand over the holidays. It keeps well as long as it's sealed airtight, and I can remember my sister freezing it in plastic ice cream containers as well. Here is my version of the popular snack mix that goes by a million names...
My Nuts & Bolts
1 box (the smaller 300g ish size) Cheerios
1 box (or an equal amount to Cheerios) Life Cereal (the original recipe uses Shreddies, but I love the tiny hint of sweetness and the lightness of the Life Cereal)
2 cups barbecue peanuts
2 cups pretzels
2 cups cheese stick crackers
1 cup butter
2 tbsp seasoned salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (when I was vegetarian I left this out and didn't actually notice a difference... so I'll leave that up to you)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large roaster, combine cereals, nuts, crackers and pretzels. In microwave (or on stove) melt butter and mix in spices and Worcestershire. Pour over dry ingredients and stir gently to mix thoroughly. Bake at 250 degrees for 90 minutes, tossing it with spoon every 20 minutes or so.
As you can see, this is a great recipe to make with the kids. Chelsea loved being able to dump out whole boxes of cereal without getting in trouble! She even nibbles on some of it too surprisingly (if you are a new reader, she is one of the most picky children ever born).
Munch on some, bag some up for gifts, munch on some more and then hide it for another day.
I adore these snack mixes and if you want to share with me your favourite version, I'd love to hear!
I'm pretty sure this will be my last post prior to Christmas as I have a pretty under the weather family right now and I'm trying my hardest to nurse them back to health before my eldest niece's wedding on Friday... a lot of great times and new memories will happen this weekend for sure. I hope you all have a great holiday, whichever one you may celebrate, and I want to wish my family a very Merry Christmas! I'll be back before New Year's Eve though, I promise.