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.
- 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!