Sweet and Savory Party Mix is buttery caramel sweetness and salty goodness together in a classic party Must Have Snack!
Wasn’t it Sinatra who sang, “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention”? And no, before you think I wore bobby socks, I am not that old. But, “My Way” was, and still is, a very popular song. However, one of the things I regret most is not having my Nana write down all of her recipes for me. She was a great cook, and just threw this and that in the bowl. I don’t think I ever saw her measure anything. Yet everything she made was wonderful. She especially made the tastiest dishes around the Holidays. Every year Nana made this Sweet and Savory Party Mix, and I still kick myself for not sitting down by her and writing copious notes while she prepared the recipe. Too bad I didn’t know any better at that young age. So, I just keep trying to duplicate her marvelous recipes.
This recipe for Sweet and Savory Party Mix is one that I have gotten very close on. It isn’t exactly the same as Nana’s, but I will take a close second any day. What I love about this snack is that everyone young and old adores it. When you add the sweet syrupy sauce to the already salty snacks and slow bake them, you get an incredible blend of flavors. And, since it is a really good mixture of ingredients, everyone just grabs a handful and doesn’t pick around to sort out what they don’t like. I’m really disgusted when people do that. Sorry if I just called you out. Now, back to my predicament. Please do me a favor today. If you have a favorite recipe of a loved one, please have them write it down for you immediately. You will be glad you did. And try my Nana’s Sweet and Savory Party Mix. It is a party in a bowl!
- 1 cup Corn Chex
- 1 cup Wheat Chex
- 1 cup Rice Chex
- ½ cup Pretzel Sticks
- ¼ cup almonds
- ½ cup Cheez-It crackers
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon water
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon dark corn syrup
- Pour all cereals into a large mixing bowl. Add in pretzel sticks, Cheez-It crackers and nuts.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add remaining ingredients and microwave for 1 minute, or until butter is melted. Stir together mixture and then pour over the cereal mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
- Transfer mix onto two baking sheets, and bake in a 250-degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
You should also try my Nana’s Spiced Apple Pecan Pudding Cake, absolutely delicious!