Crispix Mix

21 Dec

As long as I can remember, every Christmas our family has enjoyed homemade Crispix Mix. The recipe came from Peggy, my wonderful grandmother figure, who would bring us a huge assortment of treats every December. We have tweaked it over the years, mostly adding more heat, but the flavors and memories have remained the same.

Crispix Mix

  • 36oz Crispix cereal
  • 1/2# pecans
  • 1/2# roasted peanuts
  • 5 oz pretzels
  • 1 and 1/4 cups butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons Tabasco
  • 4+ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 or more large garlic cloves, halved
  • juice of 2-3 small to medium sized lemons

Pour 1/2 of each of the Crispix, pecans, peanuts, and pretzels into a large turkey roaster (or split between two large foil roasting pans). Combine all other ingredients in a blender and puree. Drizzle 1/2 of liquid over Crispix. Add second 1/2 of the Crispix, pecans, peanuts, and pretzels to the pan(s) and drizzle remaining liquid. Mix gently with hands. Bake 2 hours at 250°,  carefully stirring every 20 minutes. Cool and store in air tight containers. Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Crispix Mix”

  1. Kyle December 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    It is SOO tasty! I can’t stop eating it!

  2. Millie December 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I can smell it, just thinking about it!

  3. Millie December 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    And now that I’m seeing it on the Big Screen, I spy a walnut! Can’t hurt :)

  4. Jasmeen December 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I’m going to try this tomorrow! I’m making snacks and things for me and my parents. Happy Holidays!!!

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