1/14/2016

Cajun Snack Mix - YUM!

We LOVE snack mix in my house.  The kids eat it, I eat it, but my husband wouldn't eat it...it just wasn't his favorite...so I started thinking...if I gave this snack mix a little SPICE...a little ZING...I think I might have a shot with the ol' hubby.  He's from around New Orleans, so he's a fan of all things spicy.  Sure enough...the Cajun version of this snack mix has become a family favorite...it's requested for Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthday parties.  We give it in tins as gifts and it's our go-to snack recipe.  The good thing is, it has enough spice to satisfy the spice lover in your life, but it's not too spicy for most of the littles...my kiddos still love it!  I try to keep the easy-peasy favorite recipes under lock and key because...well...then I won't have any easy recipes to give as gifts because everyone will know how to make them!  BUT...I've decided, it's time to share.  Here goes...the recipe for our family favorite, Cajun Snack Mix:

6 cups of goodies - you can switch these out and come up with your own unique combination, but here are a few favorites of our favorites:
Chex Cereal (rice, wheat, corn)
Bagel Chips
Fritos
Bugles
Pecans
Peanuts
White Cheddar Cheezits
Goldfish
Cheerios
Oyster Crackers
Pretzels

I usually pick 6 things and use a cup of each.  My crew isn't a big fan of pretzels, so we usually leave those out and do 1 cup of corn Chex cereal, 1 cup of rice Chex cereal, 1 cup of white cheddar Cheezits, 1 cup of Fritos, 1 cup of broken up bagel chips and 1 cup of pecans (if you like nuts and have no nut allergies in your house, pecans make a WORLD of difference when used in place of the peanuts - super yummo!)

Put all your mixers in a large glass bowl and set aside.  In a small glass bowl, mix the following:
1 stick of melted butter
2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 heaping tsp. Tony Chachere's Seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder

Mix well and drizzle over your mixed up mixers/goodies.  Stir well.  Microwave for 6 minutes, pausing every 2 minutes to stir THOROUGHLY or your mix will burn and/or be soggy.  Pour from the bowl onto paper towels and let cool.  All done!  Eat 'em up!
 

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