If there were a competition for favorite party food, snack mix would probably be number one. It’s like a choose your own adventure book, where every ending leads to deliciousness. This one combines the usual suspects (peanuts, wheat cereal squares, and pretzels) with exciting new ones like Bugles and wasabi peas. The real question is: why haven’t these been staples in every snack mix before? If you’ve made the mix in advance and want to re-crisp it, toast in the oven at 300ºF until hot.
3 cups crisp wheat cereal squares (such as Wheat Chex)
2 cups crisp corn snacks (such as Bugles)
2 cups mini pretzels
2 cups bagel chips, lightly crushed
2 cups honey-roasted peanuts
2 cups wasabi peas
10 tablespoons (5 oz.) unsalted butter
⅓ cup honey
3 tablespoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Sat fat 6.46g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place cereal squares, corn snacks, pretzels, bagel chips, peanuts, and peas in a large bowl.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium. Remove from heat, then whisk in honey, dry mustard, Dijon mustard, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and cayenne, if using, until combined.
Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture; gently stir together until well combined, then spread onto prepared baking pans. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Snack mix keeps, in airtight containers at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks. Recrisp if necessary.
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