Saturday, October 8, 2016

Shirley's Snack Mix


We call this Shirley's Snack Mix because it came from Aunt Shirley. It's really delicious and really easy. AND you can customize it using the types of snacks you like. We use the big bag of plain Bugles, oyster crackers, Original Chex Mix, and Ritz Toasted Chips. But you can use up to five different types of your favorite crackers like Goldfish Crackers, Cheez-Its, mini pretzels, you get the idea. It makes a big batch so be sure that you have a large roaster to bake it in, like one you would use to cook a turkey that's big and deep. Don't think too much about how bad this is for you, just make a batch and share it. It's great for Super Bowl, birthday parties, New Year's, even bagged up as little homemade gifts for the holidays.  

Shirley's Snack Mix
1 bottle of Orville Redenbacher's Butter Flavor Popping and Topping oil
2 pouches of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning mix
5 packages of your favorite snacks 

Heat oven to 200°F. Pour the oil in a saucepan. Add seasoning mix. Stir over low heat until seasonings are relatively dissolved. Place all the snacks into a big roasting pan. Stir to mix. Pour oil mixture over the top. Stir to distribute. Place in preheated oven. Bake one hour, stir twice. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Keeps up to a week. 

(We use 1 big bag of Bugles, 1 big bag of Chex Mix, 1 bag of Oyster Crackers, 1-2 bags of Ritz Toasted Chips.)