Sweet & Salty Party Mix
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour + cooling
Makes16 servings (3/4 cup each)
I hate to rate a recipe low, but this was near impossible to mix up in a 6 qt crock pot. I did the best I could and stirred halfway but there was no mixing it very well. I think in an oven on a bigger pan would work much better. I have a similar recipe that I have used that is much easier to make. It is so very sticky when the liquid "hits" the mixture and that makes it hard to stir as well. Sorry.
I don't have a slow cooker, so I used my oven and baked the snack mix for 1 hour, stirring frequently-about every 10 to 15 minutes at a 250o F. oven temperature. I just used Corn Chex and Rice Chex and 1 cup of Cheerios cereal. I used 4 cups of pretzel sticks and 1 cup EACH mixed nuts and peanuts and 1 cup sliced almonds. I didn't have dried cranberries! I made the brown sugar/butter mixture and cooked just 5 minutes (including the baking soda). I'd used a large steamer pan to bake the snack mix in. I did have to really stir the snack mix to make sure that it got coated! Rather than spread out the snack mix on waxed paper, I cooled the mix in the baking pan. I then placed in gallon-sized ziplocked food storage bags. I sampled this mix and I found it to be delicious-really crunchy and tasty! I could have really filled up on this party mix! delowenstein