Make This Snack Mix From Leftover Snacks

Photo: Claire Lower

If you are a lover of the crunchy and the salty, you have probably, at one point or another, found yourself with various mostly-consumed bags and boxes of chips, crackers and other snack products. Rather than eat them individually, sad handful by sad handful, you should combine them all to make a snack mix.

The anatomy of a snack mix is simple — you need a few handfuls of snacks, butter, and seasonings (garlic powder is a must). I made mine with wasabi potato chips, everything bagel chips, everything bagel pretzel thins and cheese crackers, and I found it to be extremely pleasing. If you have cereal, more power to you, but it isn’t needed.

To make your own happy pile of crunchy, salty snack mix, you will need:

  • 6 cups of snacks (chips, crackers, pretzels, nuts and un-sweetened cereal are all great choices)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Photo: Claire Lower

Add the snacks to a 4L freezer bag, breaking up any truly large pieces into bite-sized bits.

Melt the butter in the microwave in a bowl, add the seasonings to the butter, and give it a good whisking with a fork.

Pour the seasoned butter into the bag, shake it all up to season the snacks, and spread the mixture out evenly on a baking sheet.

Bake the mix in a 120C oven for one hour, stirring it every 15 minutes or so.

Remove the mix from the oven, let it cool, and enjoy the joyful new snack you cleverly constructed from your snack detritus.


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