Sunday, January 4, 2009

Best Party Mix Recipe Ever

Today's recipe is my new favorite snack. It is very addictive, but oh so good. This would be a wonderful snack to serve at your Superbowl Party. That is, unless your team just LOST to San Diego and is out of the playoffs. *sigh*


To make this super easy snack mix, you need: Bugles, Crispix cereal, Goldfish, White Cheddar Cheez-It crackers, small pretzels, butter flavored popcorn oil, cashews, one packet of ranch salad dressing mix, and one packet of ranch dips mix. Oh, and a really big pan.

In your really big pan, dump in the entire bag of Bugles.
Then, while trying to open the Cheez-Its, ram the corner of the box under your fingernail about 1/2 inch deep...or just deep enough to cause bleeding and cursing. On second thought, don't do this. It hurts. It hurts bad.

I wonder if my bloody finger is going to prevent some of you from making this. It's probably not the best advertising technique.


Instead, carefully open the package of Cheeze-Its and dump the entire box into the pan.

Add a 6 oz. bag of colored Goldfish crackers.

Now you need 3 cups of your favorite small pretzel.

Then add 2 cups Crispix cereal.


Then pour in a 16 oz container of cashews.


Mix it all together.

Now slowly pour 3/4 cup of the popcorn oil into the mixture, stirring as you pour.

Then add both packets of ranch seasoning, stirring well as you sprinkle. Please don't let the ranch scare you. It's not so much ranchy as just really deliciously seasoned. There's something about the ranch seasoning and the popcorn oil together that make it unbelievably good.

Bake at 250 degrees for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let it cool and enjoy!

It makes a ton, so be sure to have your Tupperware or freezer storage bags ready. Okay, it doesn't actually make 2,000 pounds, but it does make a lot. Not that there is any left over at my house because we ate it all in about 1 day, but the average family might not scarf it down quite so quickly.

If you make this recipe, I'd love to hear what you think!


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29 comments:

Mandy said...

This looks really good! I can't believe you got a "Cheez-its" injury!! :)

Rhea said...

yum, deliciousness!!

Sorry to see, um, hear about your finger though. OUCH!

Miss Anne said...

You poor thing!!!

Look at what you go through for snackmix!!!

:) it looks delish!

xo

Maternal Mirth said...

Anything with Ranch makes my mouth water ...

Shari said...

I'm sorry about your injusry but it sounds too good not to try.....I'll let you know how it turns out......

Z's Mom said...

Ok, my fingers feel really bad for your finger.....OUCH!!!

That mix looks awesome! Perfect timing....Z likes to eat a variety of things at once, so he will love this mix.

I might have to make a 'the girl' version for myself though...no nuts...hahahaha

Ok, dumb question on my part...where do you find popcorn oil?

Marilyn said...

You need some of those steel chain gloves like the shark swimmers wear!

The snaks look delish, but I'm not sure OSHA would alow the preperation of such a dangerous mix in my kitchen ;)

Aileigh said...

Yummy! I will have to try it! Thanks, and sorry about your finger!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Stopping by from SITS - that looks YUMMY...and all my favorite things! Oh yeah, and I know my Little Princess would love it too! ;) Sorry about your traumatic injury... :)

Sarah said...

YUMMMMMM! This sounds so good. I will be buying the ingredients tomorrow at the store. *minus the cashews-my daughter is allergic :(

Farming Fabulously said...

Oh, I love to try new recipes. This one definately looks like a real winner.

Lindsay said...

I could've done without the finger picture, but that recipe sounds YUMMY! I definitely will need to try this sometime.

Judi said...

Sorry about your finger! And Sorry about your team!! I might have to make it at my Super Bowl party. I am a Charger Fan . Everyone in San Diego loves the Chargers. Go Chargers!!!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

hmm that looks yummy! Thank you for sharing

Kristin said...

Stopped reading after looking at the finger injury. No but really that looks good.

Finding Normal said...

OMG...look at all of your followers! Wow!
That finger looks painful. But the good news is that you don't chew them off anymore!
Here I was thinking "maybe she'll just bring me some" because it would be very very dangerous for me to have that in the house. But alas, you have none left. Maybe the next batch? Cuz you know you're gonna make another batch!
I'm skipping breakfast in the AM. Even though I'm the one who arranged it all. I just want to get work done and not screw up the kids' routine too much. And then I can go out for lunch with you and not feel too guilty. Wanna?

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

~HAPPY NEW YEAR~! I am now following your blog :) ♥ Hugs! Shauna

bfs said...

Oh that sounds WONDERFUL!!! May have to fix a big batch and take it to work, too!!!

scrappysue said...

that looks MOREISH with a capital M!!!

Kat said...

I love chex mix. But not so much the pretzels. And this...I am thinking I could do...cause there are so many other yummies. Or maybe I could substitue those mini bagel things. But...it looks really delish. Really...

Delberta said...

Tried it ! It is YUMMY.

Merrie said...

Hmmm -- I do love to find a good mix for Superbowl Sunday! I'll give this one a whirl. Thanks!!

Teri said...

That sounds fattingly good.

Can't wait to try it.

Barb said...

this looks so good...I definately have to try and make it...
but I have no idea what popcorn oil is????? Remember I am from Canada...so you know that things are different here...LOL....

JunieB said...

How long do you think this party mix will keep in an airtight container? I would like to make it for a cocktail party and I like to make as many things in advance as possible.

Thanks.

Susan Kraus-Lovelace said...

I made this last night, and it is delicious!

Rosalie Capo said...

I got to nibble on this last night. It was so GOOD! Ours had some peanut butter filled pretzel puffs, it added such a delightful twist. Making this SOON!

Jason said...

I henceforth dub this Snack Crack©.

Karen Zimmer said...

will use all GF items, omit cheez its.... so glad Chex are GF at least. btw: popcorn oil is found where they sell the popcorn kernels.