Party mix


Food / Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Confession: There are a couple of must-have treats at the Zooks’ house come December.

One is party mix. We love the salty crunch, the variable ingredients, and the touch of sweet.

We like making a ginormous batch, perfect to share and enjoy all season.

Observe:

1 box Cheerios
1 box Corn Chex
1 box Rice Chex
1 box Honeycomb
1 bag Bugles
1 bag pretzels
1 box Cheezits
1 bag goldfish
2ย cans mixed nuts
1 bag each peanut M&M’s and plain M&M’s

Dump all but M&M’s into large stainless steel bowls (or other oven-safe containers).

2 cups margarine, melted
3 cup oil
3 Tbsp. seasoned salt
3 Tbsp. celery salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. onion salt
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Stir together. Pour over cereals and toss to coat.

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Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 225ยฐ forย 1 hour. Remove cover and bake another hour, stirring occasionally. Cool, then layer with M&M’s in airtight containers.

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Amy
9 years ago

You’re not kidding when you say a “ginormous” batch! I see the bugles came from the Downtown Grocery. ๐Ÿ™‚

9 years ago
Reply to  Amy

Nope. The illustrious Family Dollar. ๐Ÿ™‚

Aldi saved me a whole ton of money this round…

9 years ago

Love it – that even looks cute! I could just use the Christmas M&Ms, put it in cute jars, and give it as gifts. The celery salt is an interesting touch – I’ll have to give that a try this time. Thanks for sharing ~

Mama Zook
9 years ago

Your batch of party mix has so many more things in it than mine, it’s beautiful!! It would make great gifts!! I add the M&M’s to half the batch and sell that as “Sweet and Salty”. Daddy loves party mix, but picks out all the pretzels and lays them over by me!

Admin
9 years ago
Reply to  Mama Zook

So that’s where I learned that trick. Like father, like son.

Mama Zook
9 years ago
Reply to  Not the Boss

You’re kidding!? I’m hoping you are still following the law of the house from when you were little, “you need to eat some and you’ll learn to like them!” lol

Janelle Glick
9 years ago

Mmmm… It is 10:00 pm and you are making me hungry. I am going to make a new shopping list tomorrow.

9 years ago
Reply to  Janelle Glick

Me too. It’s 7:30am and I haven’t had breakfast yet, and my mouth is watering for party mix.

Rachel
9 years ago

I made a batch today…alot the same ingredients but I drizzled mine with almond bark for a nice sweet touch. =)

Shaunda
9 years ago

I have two options before me:
1. Come and steal some of yours (is the dreaded dog tied?? ๐Ÿ™‚ )
2. Go to the store and make my own

Admin
9 years ago
Reply to  Shaunda

Dear Ms. S: We are eating the mix at a prodigious rate. The dog will be untied. Do your part for the national economy and buy your own ingredients. Thanks.

Shaunda
9 years ago
Reply to  Not the Boss

I see my options are becoming more limited. The untied dog poses a much greater threat in this situation than do your words.

Wendy
7 years ago

Do you happen to know about how much this batch of party mix makes? I am wanting to make some for an event of about 125 people. I might just have to make it twice if I don’t get enough the first time, but I would prefer not too. ๐Ÿ™‚

7 years ago
Reply to  Wendy

Hi Wendy. My two largest stainless steel bowls (which I also bake the mix in) are 8 qt. and 13 qt. One batch about fills them up… That would be almost 84 cups of mix if I’m doing the math right.

Wendy
7 years ago
Reply to  Shari

Wonderful! Thank you! I usually use about 4 gallon of snack mix total for this event, so this seems like about the perfect amount. Have a wonderful day!

Wendy
2 years ago
Reply to  Wendy

Back again using your recipe! Thought I better say “hi”. ????????