Easy Party Mix Recipe
Halloween is just a week away and if that wasn’t enough notice, the holidays are just around the corner. Hallmark is starting their “Countdown to Christmas” this Friday! Whoa! Cue up 24/7 Christmas movies now through the New Year. One of my favorite things to make this time of year in anticipation of family, friends, and festivities is this Easy Party Mix Recipe.
Not only is this recipe super easy to mix together.
It is completely customizable.
You can use whatever cracker, chip, or pretzel that fits your fancy.
Swap in Wheat Thins, Cheez-Its, Funyons, Munch-’ems, etc.
Trust your instincts.
Pick and choose your crew’s favorite snacks and then toss them into a big garbage bag or bowl.
Stir ’em around a bit.
Pour in the garlic oil and bake the mix for an hour.
I always try to make this snack mix in October, not only is it perfect for a Halloween party, but any extras of the mix (and there will be extras… this makes a huge batch!) can easily be divided into Ziploc bags and put into the freezer.
In November and December, when company drops by unexpectedly, just pull a bag of this mix from your freezer and pour into a pretty dish to serve your guests.
Trust me, they (or you) will not be able to keep their hands off this delicious snack!
(Please excuse my out-of-focus paw in the pic below. It was hungry.)
Easy Party Mix Recipe
- 2 Bags (8.5 oz) Crunchy Cheetos
- 1 Bag (7.5 oz) Cheetos White Cheddar Bites
- 1 Bag (8 oz) Pretzels
- 1 Bag (7.5 oz) Bugles
- 1 Box (11 oz) Mini Club Crackers
- 1 Box (7.5 oz) Chicken In A Biskit Crackers
- 12 oz Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Oil
- 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
Pour all the crackers, chips, and pretzels into a very large bowl or garbage bag. Stir or shake to combine.
Mix together popcorn oil and garlic powder. Pour over snack mix and stir/shake well.
Pour snack mix into single layers onto large baking sheets or roasting pans.
Bake at 225°F for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Allow party mix to cool, then store into airtight containers or Ziploc bags.
Freezer Friendly! Store extra of this party mix in freezer Ziploc bags. Stays fresh in your freezer for a few months.
Mix and Match: Mix and match your favorite crackers and chips. This recipe just needs 7 to 8 bags or boxes of your favorite snacks. In addition to those listed above I have used Wheat Thins, Cheez-Its, Funyons, and Munch-’ems.