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My husband and our four sons enjoy this mix any time of year. I love to munch on it while wrapping holiday gifts. What's more, the snack carries well to gatherings and makes a nice present when packaged in pretty tins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 6 cups toasted oat cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1-1/2 cups Cheetos
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, pretzels and Cheetos. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat. Spread into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 275° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 9 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Quaker Toasted Oatmeal Squares.
Originally published as Crunchy Combo in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p23

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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