Warning! This snack mix is addictive! Once you eat a handful, you won’t be able to stop. At least this one is on the healthier side, right? (…compared to straight Doritos at least!)
I always make a double batch of this before our road trips or to share with friends. It’s a huge hit!
Snazzy Snack Mix
- 1/4 C butter, melted (or olive oil if you’re avoiding dairy)
- 1 TB Braggs Aminos or Nama Shoyu (instead of Worcestershire sauce)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp whole sugar (evaporated cane juice crystals or sucanat)
- 4 C popcorn
- 4 C chex cereal (rice-my favorite, corn, or wheat-I suggest a combination)
- 1 1/2 C pretzels
- 1 1/2 C Cheerios, Joe’s Ohs, Mother’s Naturals or equivalent
- 1 1/2 C Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies or Whole Grain Goldfish
Melt butter in a small bowl and add next 5 ingredients, mixing well with a small whisk or fork.
Pour over the last 5 ingredients and stir well.
I do buy some cereals from the store, but I try to get healthier brands (Kashi, Barbara’s, Cascadian Farm, Trader Joe’s) that don’t have so many synthetic vitamins and preservatives like BHT. The chex cereals have it, but I only buy them to make this mix. I also think Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies are healthier and better tasting than Goldfish. I get them at Walmart.
My brother-in-law told me about an experiment he did in college chemistry. They crushed up a bunch of store-bought cereal and at the bottom of the pile they found many iron flakes. This is the same kind of iron that’s put in cheap vitamins from the store. It’s not natural. As the label says, it’s toxic. That’s why I almost never buy store bought cereal with fake vitamins added.
By the way, the best place to get healthy iron is from plants and herbs like yellow dock, black walnut and mullein.
Making your own snack mix is much healthier and cheaper than buying from the store. And when you have a fantastic recipe everyone loves, it makes traveling and socializing more fun!
I know there are other healthy snack recipes out there. You may get a chance to do a guest post on my blog if you’ll share one of your favorites with us. I look forward to hearing from you!