Spicy Snack Mix

This recipe is here because Mom would sometimes throw together these ingredients to make a “homemade” snack, even though it was based on processed foods. I’m banking on the fact that cereals back in the 50s and 60s weren’t as laden with preservatives, sugar, and salt as they are these days.

Ingredients for Spicy Snack Mix

  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1/4 c steak sauce
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks

Melt butter. Stir in steak sauce and salt. Add cereals, pretzels and nuts. Mix over low heat until coated. Place on cookie sheet or flat pan and heat in a very slow over (about 250 F) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes or so. Spread on paper towels to cool.

Spicy Snack