**Guest Post: ..."My mom has been making this stuff every holiday season, for as long as I can remember. The list of family members and friends who love it, keeps getting longer. She makes about 50 gallons every year. That keeps her busy mixing and cooking, for several days. We've adjusted the recipe for a smaller batch! JD Provence, Texas..."
I can attest to the savory and addicting nature of this snack mix as Margie sent me some a few years back. So, we warned you! this is super popular and very easy to eat!! I do think adding in dried wasabi peas slows you down from eating it all too fast - LOL that's your call... ~Enjoy! Diane
Margie's TV Trash
2 boxes Crispix Cereal
1 box Cheese Nips crackers
1 box Rice Chex
1 box Cheerios
1 large can Shoestring potatoes
1 large package Corn Nuts
4 cups: Mixed Nuts, your choice
Other Ideas to add:
Frito's,Cheetos,Pretzels,Goldfish crackers, Chinese rice crackers,dried wasabi peas
(anything crunchy - your choice)
Coating: (see kitchen note below)
2 cups butter
4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 Tbsp Onion powder
2 Tbsp Garlic powder
Melt butter, add Worcestershire and seasonings, pour over cereal mix, toss well. Pour into large baking pans, cook at 250F ONE hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Pour into large container to cool. Enjoy!!!
1) You want to coat all the snack pieces with the butter/spice mixture - just enough to lightly coat so that the spices stick. You do not want to drench or soak the mixture in the butter/spice coating. I prefer to add the coating a little at a time until I am sure everything has a light coat and then place into oven.
2) Remember, all crunchy ingredients are optional, and anything crunchy, that you like, that is not listed in the recipe, only makes it better! (Except those little wasabi green peas!!! LOL)
Family Recipe shared by: Margie Slentz & JD Provence
Photo by: Margie Slentz