This homemade snack mix recipe my mom has had since it originated in the 1940s. This was always a holiday favorite at our house. So much better than the newer versions with a richer flavor with the extra butter. This is a very hard-to-find recipe so I thought I'd share. Great to put in tins and give away. I always quadruple the recipe and store extra in freezer. Store in an airtight container or large zip-top bags.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
88
Yield:
22 cups
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Ingredients

88
Original recipe yields 88 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter, Worcestershire, garlic salt, and celery salt over low heat in a medium saucepan until butter has dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Combine rice cereal, wheat cereal, corn cereal, oat cereal, mixed nuts, and pretzel sticks in a large mixing bowl. Pour butter mixture over and gently stir to coat all of the pieces. Transfer mixture to a large roasting pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 2 hours, stirring gently every 15 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 7g; cholesterol 11.1mg; sodium 307.3mg. Full Nutrition
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