From my December Times Union story. Read the whole thing here!
Creole Spiced Snack MixCourse: SnacksDifficulty: Easy-peasy
1-14 ounce box wheat Chex (8 cups)
1 cup coconut chips (unsweetened)
2 cups honey-roasted peanuts
2 cups pretzel sticks, broken
2 cups sesame sticks
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons each granulated garlic and onion
1 teaspoon each cayenne, paprika, oregano and thyme
2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the cereal, coconut, peanuts, pretzels and sesame sticks. Melt the butter in the microwave in 30-second intervals until completely liquid, then stir in the soy. Mix together the spices in a small bowl and set aside. Slowly pour the butter over everything in the bowl, taking care to mix thoroughly and coat each piece. Shake the spice mixture over all in a few turns, stirring, to evenly coat.
- Spread out on two baking sheets. Roast for 40 minutes total, stirring once halfway through. Keeps for a few weeks, in airtight containers.