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It’s Fall! The kids are back in school! The weather is changing! And my calendar is filling up! Gone are those lazy Summer days of going with the flow. Fall is the season for Tailgating, Halloween Parties, and Thanksgiving! And what do all of these fun activities have in common? Food! I spend a lot of time in the kitchen during the Fall preparing hearty meals, yummy treats, and portable snacks! I make a lot of my Simple Spiced Snack Mix because it is perfect for all of these occasions. The boys love snacking on it after school. It’s easy to bring to a football game and simple to prepare for a holiday party!
This snack mix recipe is especially nice during the Fall because it is savory with just a hint of spice. In a season with so many sweets, a simple spiced snack mix works well to balance out your taste buds!
My Spiced Snack mix is super easy to prepare! And it is a great recipe to use with my cook once, eat twice rule.
Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. 4 Cups of Corn Chex Cereal, 4 Cups of Rice Chex Cereal, 2 Cups of Cheerios, and 2 Cups of salted mixed nuts.
Next, melt 1/4 cup of butter and mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then, add the remaining ingredients to your liquid mixture. 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons of Creole Seasoning (I use Tony Chachere’s Original), 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of coarse salt. Stir well to mix seasonings together.
Pour the spiced butter mixture over top of the bowl of dry cereal ingredients. Stir well to ensure all of the cereal is coated with seasoning. When first pouring, it may not look like you have enough seasoning mix, but after stirring you will realize that there actually is enough.
Put the coated snack mix onto a rimmed baking sheet. I like to use the bottom part of my broiler pan.
Place into a preheated 250 degree oven. Cook for 1 hour. Stir the mixture every 15 minutes to ensure even cooking.
After 1 hour remove pan from the oven, and let the snack mix sit in the pan to cool.
Once cool, it is ready to serve or can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, although it never lasts that long in my house. The entire batch of snack mix is usually gone within a couple of days!
I enjoy making this snack mix for my family. And don’t be scared of the spice it is very mild. It has to be in order for my kids to eat it and love it! This snack mix recipe has just the right amount of spicy flavor!
Every busy mom needs a simple snack mix recipe! This spiced version is perfect for so many occasions. Make some for the kids or serve up a batch at your next party!!