Kitchen Concoctions: Snacking During the Holidays

Monday, November 28, 2011

Snacking During the Holidays

The holidays are here and in full swing. Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas tree and lights are up and I am about half way through my Christmas shopping (yay, go me).

I love this time of year and I love that Thanksgiving (well technically my birthday) kicks off almost two months of non-stop fun and social get togethers.


And I love all the special food and treats that I only allow myself to enjoy this time of year. A Chex snack mix is one of those classic party foods and recently discovered that it would be fun to give a Chex snack mix away to friends and neighbors in lieu of a traditional cookie platter (to find out more and how you can win a Chex Party Gift Pack including a $20 gift card click here).

This Chesapeake Bay Snack Mix is savory and each bite is full of a different flavor. This would be great to serve at a holiday party, to give to friends, or keep all to your self!

One Year Ago: Cheesy Turkey and Veggie Casserole
Two Years Ago: Caramel Apple-Nut Crumb Pie

Chesapeake Bay Snack Mix
Printable Version
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Makes: approximately 6-7 cups

3 cups corn Chex cereal
3 cups rice Chex cereal
3 cups thin pretzel sticks
1 (10 ounce) package oyster crackers
1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons hot-pepper sauce, such as Tabasco

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a roasting pan, combine cereal, pretzels, crackers, and peanuts. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Old Bay, lemon juice, and hot-pepper sauce. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture and stir until ingredients are completely coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to two rimmed baking sheets to cool completely.

adapted from Everyday Food, June 2010

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