Texas Trash Snack Mix - Vegetarian or Vegan
A throwback to all things holiday, this garlicky Texas Trash Recipe is vegetarian and easily vegan with just a few ingredient swaps from the classic party mix! It makes a big batch for sharing and giving. *See notes for easy vegan swaps!
Servings 32 1/2 C (60g) Servings
- 6 C (348g) Multi Grain Squares Cereal about one box | *see note for vegan opt.
- 3 C (110g) Mini Pretzels
- 3 C (390g) Mixed Nuts I like pecans and cashews
- 1 C (175g) Pepitas unsalted
- 3 C (155g) Cheddar Crackers I like cheddar bunnies* see note for vegan opt.
Line two sheet pans with parchment paper leaving a little hanging over two edges. Preheat the oven to 275F (135C). Set two oven racks on the center most levels, one above the other.
Split the cereal, pretzels, nuts, seeds and crackers evenly between the two parchment lined sheet pans.
In an spouted heat proof measuring cup, add the coconut oil, Worcestershire, water, garlic and salt and gently warm in the microwave or pour in a sauce pan and gently heat on the stovetop just until it's very warm to the touch. Whisk until the ingredients come together. It's okay if there's a little separation.
Pour 1/2 of the wet ingredient mixture over the ingredients in one of the pans. Mix using a spatula in one hand and the parchment in the other to toss and throughly mix and distribute the wet ingredients. Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients on the second sheet pan.
Bake at 275F (135C) for about 50-55 minutes, gently stirring at least three times while the snack mix is baking. At about 25 minutes, rotate the pans moving from bottom to top and top to bottom. Keep an eye on the mix during the last 10 minutes of baking to make sure it's not getting too dark. The snack mix is done when golden, toasty and fragrant. Let the color and fragrance of the mix guide you rather than the clock.
Allow to cool completely. Store at room temperature in a lidded container for about two weeks.
I enthusiastically recommend an oven thermometer! due to oven calibration variations, temperature fluctuations and for the best baking outcome.
For a Vegan Texas Trash:
Ingredient Swaps: If one or more ingredients are desired over another, feel free to make swaps cup for cup. For example, if you want an extra cup of pretzels, reduce the nuts by one cup. Just make sure the ratios stay the same.
Recipe inspired by my Ma and original Chex Party Mix.
Serving: 60g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 5mg