Party Mixes From
Your Own Kitchen

Next time you host a get-together at your home, pass on the chips and dip, and instead, entice your guests with your own party mix!

Chex mix

Toasted sesame mix

Makes approximately 10 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups shredded wheat square-type cereal
  • 3 cups sesame sticks
  • 3 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup of your favourite nuts
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Mix the cereal, sesame sticks, pretzels and nuts in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and melted butter.
  4. Slowly pour the honey mixture into the cereal mixture. Stir until it is evenly coated.
  5. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds into the mixture while stirring to blend it evenly.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  7. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet, and bake for 40–50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Cool before serving.

Popcorn mix

Makes approximately 10 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups shredded wheat square-type cereal
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 6 cups air-popped or plain popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Mix the soy sauce, honey, melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and chili powder in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, pretzels, almonds and popcorn.
  4. Drizzle the liquid mixture over the cereal mix while blending it thoroughly.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  6. Spread the cereal mixture onto the baking sheet, sprinkle with the kosher salt, stir, then sprinkle with additional salt as desired.
  7. Bake for approximately 40–50 minutes or until the mixture is almost dry. Stir occasionally.
  8. Cool before serving.

Spiced mixed nuts

Makes approximately 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups mixture of unsalted almonds, pecans and cashews
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the honey, pepper, paprika, cayenne and cumin.
  3. Add the nuts to the honey mixture, and toss well to coat.
  4. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  5. Spread the nuts evenly onto the baking sheet, and bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the nuts from the oven, sprinkle them with salt, stir, then return them to the oven for an additional 5–10 minutes or until they are toasted and fragrant.
  7. Cool before serving.

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