Thursday, January 7, 2010

Salty Snack Mix

I have not made the usual party mix for many years. But I came across this "healthier" version recently and really like it. Of course, its a modified version of the original recipe borrowed from a "Hospitality" brand bite size shredded wheat cereal.

I tend to like salty things versus sweet things and I missed the party stuff, so here goes. As with any recipe like this, you have liberties with the ingredients and can change things here and there as you like. It's a basic version of roasting with fat (the oil) and flavoring (the soy sauce and garlic).

Salty Snack Mix

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Combine in a 9x13 baking pan:

8 cups bite size shredded wheat
1 cup cashews (or other nut)

Using a 1 cup liquid measuring cup (clear with 1/4 cup markings), combine:
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons Liquid Aminos (soy sauce*)
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Pour liquid over the cereal/nut mix and stir to coat evenly. Use a rubber spatula to remove all the liquid from your measuring cup. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Let cool. Store in airtight container.

* - to make a light version of soy sauce, add some water to soy sauce in a separate container in a ratio you like. This lessens the sodium content of the recipe. You can use this "lighter" soy sauce in any recipe, etc.

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