Start with 1 cup of cheese crackers. Mix with 1 cup each roasted unsalted peanuts, roasted unsalted cashews, and small checkerboard pretzels. Combine 3 tablespoons of butter, a finely chopped garlic clove, a pinch of cayenne, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and cook over low until fragrant. Toss the butter mixture with all of the goodies and spread out on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 250°F oven, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted. Once cool, mix in a handful of dried cranberries if you like.