Sunday, April 27, 2014

Grandma H's Cereal Snake

Another one of my summer favorites from spending the summers in the mountain with my grandparents was "Cereal Snake". This is basically homemade chex mix, but it's called cereal "snake" because when my Dad was a kid, his cousin spelled it "snake" instead of "snack" in a letter he had written. Of course he was only 6 or 7 at the time... but "snake" stuck and so the "cereal snake" tradition continued on when we were kids.

I can still remember how good this smelled cooking in the oven and we always looked forward to having a little bowl of it every afternoon during the summer. I plan on making it this week for a playdate I'm doing for Thing 1 and some of his friends. I sure hope they like it as much as we did!

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Laury's seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Just a splash of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 2/3 cups cheerios
  • 2 2/3 cups wheat Chex
  • 2 2/3 cups rice Chex
  • 1 cup stick pretzels, broken in half
  • 1 cup pecans or other nuts or bagel chips (if you want to make nut free)
Melt butter. Add canola oil, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and Tabasco sauce.

In a separate bowl mix cheerios, Chex cereals, pretzels, and nuts. Pour butter mixture over cereal mix. Gently toss to coat over all the pieces.
Pour mixture on to a rimmed baking sheet. You can line your baking sheet with foil to make clean up easier. Bake in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

By the way my Things loved helping make this recipe!

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