Thursday, February 11, 2010

Party Mix-Foodie Friday

      A few days before the Super Bowl I was talking to a friend on the phone and mentioned I was making Party Mix for game day. She commented on how good it sounded. When I told her she should just make a batch, she said she "couldn't do that"! When I told her how simple it was, she decided to give it a try. I decided that maybe there were other people who didn't realize just how easy it was to make a batch of this yummy goodness. There are many variations. This is how I make mine.


6 cups rice chex cereal
6 cups corn chex cereal
3 cups wheat chex cereal
3 cups Cheerios
2 cups mixed nuts
3 cups pretzels
1 cup vegetable oil
1 T. season salt
1 T.Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

In very large bowl or pan (I use a large soup pot) put all of the cereals, the nuts and the pretzels. In a measuring cup, pour the 1 cup of oil. Add the season salt, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder and whisk (or use a fork) until well blended.

Pour over dry mix and gently toss with 2 large spoons. Pour the mixture onto 2 edged cookie sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Cool and store in Ziploc bags or airtight containers.

     Hints: I generally make 2 batches of this (4 cookie sheets). It fills 4 large Ziploc bags. Party Mix freezes very well. These are the ingredients I use when I plan ahead. You can also use other cereals (non-sugared) if you have them.

     Michael is having some wonderful giveaways to celebrate a year of Foodie Fridays!


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

On word - ADDICTIVE!!


Rattlebridge Farm said...

My favorite recipe! I grew up eating this. We called it "Chicken Scratch." I could eat my weight in it and then some. Thank you for posting the give-away link!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, my mother used to make this, and I can remember that it was always one of my favorites! We called it Snack Mix. The only difference between her recipe and yours is that she used butter (or possibly margarine). But I love this stuff!

Happy Foodie Friday and Valentine's Day...


Sheila :-)


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oops! I don't know how I just did that! LOL! I went back to fix something and ended up signing my name twice. D'oh!

Unknown said...

The boys will love this GREAT!!! recipe.


Nancy Jane said...

Oh, I'm afraid to make this because none of it will make it into the freezer and all of it will make it onto my hips and thighs. I'm going to file it under recipes for a crowd!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good evening my dear friend...girl I know if I wanted a snack to come by here ha ha!! Oh girl I use to eat these all the time love the peanuts in them...Happy Valentine day to you and your honey my friend...I bet it cold in Il right now...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

koralee said...

I love this stuff...I could eat buckets of it. I think I need to make a batch really soon. Many thanks. xoxo

Lyneen said...

YUMMY... I love party mix!!!!! thanks for stopping by!

Unknown said...

My hubby's all-time favorite snack food :)


Pat@BPM said...

I haven't made this in a long time. Yours looks delish! Love chex mix!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love that stuff! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Shellbelle said...

I could easily munch on this while blogging. Note to self: Make double batch, no freezing required.

The Charm of Home said...

We have an Aunt that makes this every year and hands it out at Halloween. So good. Everyone loves it!

dee dee said...

I'll have to keep this in mind.. very easy and sounds great!
dee dee

Holly Lefevre said...

I never make this but I LOVE it! That is really the reason I do not make it...I would eat it all!

BrightenedBoy said...

I really need to start making some of the stuff you post on here.