07 November, 2010

Wye River Snack Mix

You may remember my glowing review of Wye River snacks, especially the Crabbers cheddar cheese snack crackers.  I thought the Crabbers would be an awesome component of a snack mix, and you know what?  I was right.

Thanks to a generous Maryland reader, I obtained a bottle of Wye River Original Red seasoning, and used it in the creation of this snack mix.  Try making a batch for yourself, and I bet you'll be delighted at the results.

Wye River Snack Mix
1 batch

1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1½ teaspoons soy sauce
1¼ teaspoons Wye River Original Red Seasoning
5 cups rice squares cereal (about half a box)
5 cups corn squares cereal (about half a box)
2 cups Wye River Cheddar Cheese Crabbers crackers (about half a box)
1 cup pretzels (about half of a 6-ounce bag)
1 cup roasted smoked almonds (about half of a 9-ounce tin)

Preheat oven to 275 F.

In a large roasting pan, melt the stick of butter and add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and the Wye River Original Red Seasoning.  Stir it well to combine, and add all remaining ingredients.  Use a spatula to stir and turn over the mixture until the snack ingredients are all evenly coated with the seasoned butter.

Bake in the 275 F oven for one hour, turning and stirring well every 15 minutes, to toast the snack mix.  

I usually make snack mix in double batches to use up all the ingredients.  Using a box of generic Corn Squares and Rice Squares cereal and a bag of Deutsche Kuche Pretzel Crackers from ALDI, and a  9-ounce can of generic roasted smoked almonds makes the mix very affordable, and believe me there is little if any difference between ALDI "squares" and genuine Chex cereal.

Wye River Original Red Seasoning is, by the way, a totally awesome seasoning mix. 
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3 comments:

J. Astro said...

Looks yum, m'man.

Jess said...

Dave,

Did your grandmother have neighbors? Oy!

Looks good...beats Chex Mix right out of the water!

Jess

lavidamd said...

It looks great! I'll have to give it a try sometime. ;-)