I had so many requests for this recipe in my recent Instagram post, so here I am, December 20th at 9:22 p.m. writing it out for all of you and for me next year, because I never remember the exact ingredients from one year to the next! Please note, this is NOT a vegan/vegetarian friendly recipe, however I made some suggestions at the bottom of the recipe that I think may work. I haven't had time to test a vegan version myself, so stay tuned!
Holiday Season Party Mix
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Makes: approximately 20 cups
Storage: Best in freezer if you're not going to consume right away
Vegan/Vegetarian: No (see notes below)
Gluten Free: No
2 cups melted butter*
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce*
3 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Lawry's seasoning salt
1 tbsp paprika
1.5 tsp onion powder
1 tsp celery Salt
7 cups of Crispix Cereal
4 cups of Rice Chex
4 cups plain Cheerios
3 cups of pretzel sticks
1 box Cheez-Its*
1 bag Bugels (I used Nacho flavour, but Ranch or Plain would work well too!)*
Heat oven to 250 degrees
Melt butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seasoning salt, paprika, onion powder and celery salt in sauce pan. Stir frequently.
In a large roasting pan, combine Crispix Cereal, Rice Chex, Cheerio's, pretzels and Cheez-It's. Mix together.
Once your butter mixture and spices are melted, pour it over the dry ingredients in the roaster. I like to pour it gradually, taking a few pauses to mix the wet and the dry ingredients together. I usually pause to mix three to four times so all of the dry ingredients have an even coating.
Place your roasting pan in the oven for two hours, making sure to take it out every 20 minutes to continue mixing the flavours together.
There should be no liquid butter on the bottom of the roaster by the end of the two hours. If you're not eating it right away, place in freezer friendly bags and store in the freezer until ready to consume.
Enjoy and indulge; it's addicting!
Although I have not made this recipe vegan/vegetarian, I think you easily could with the following substitutions:
Substitute butter for plant-based butter, Presidents Choice now sells a plant-based butter for a reasonable price
Substitute Worcestershire sauce for soy or tamari sauce
Substitute Cheez-Its for another cracker that's vegan/vegetarian friendly
Use plain plain Bugels instead of Nacho or Ranch flavors