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Friday
Feb192010

Parmesan Munchy Mix

While in L.A. this week, we stopped in to visit my folks, and Mom greeted us with a glass of wine and a big bowl of this Parmesan Munchy Mix.  Good Mom.  This stuff was so very good; so very very addicting.  She got the recipe from her Taste of Home magazine, and I applaud the good sense she had to make it for us.  There are very few ingredients, and it goes together in a snap.  I love this kind of stuff…it’s quintessential bar food…popcorn, cheddar goldfish, pretzels, Cheerios (surprisingly good in this) all brought together with a little melted butter, garlic salt and parmesan cheese.  Next time I might throw in a few peanuts or cashews or something.

While munching away, I was thinking of all the possible fun applications for this tasty little mix.  Kids would love this stuff as an after-school snack, and it’s portable – good car food.  I can imagine that a handful of this could chase away those afternoon hunger pangs and more than a handful would be great while watching the Olympics.

This recipe makes about 10 cups of mix, which although seems like a lot, it’s not nearly enough.

 

Parmesan Munchy Mix
For a printable recipe, click here

8 cups popped corn
4 cups Cheerios
3 cups mini pretzels or sticks
1 6.6 oz pkg cheddar goldfish
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt

In an ungreased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, Cheerios, pretzels and crackers.  Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.

Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.



Reader Comments (5)

Sounds like the perfect snack - and easy to make too!

February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChocolate Shavings

This is something I know my husband will love!!!! Will it hold up for a couple of weeks en route to Afghanistan?

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeeeJaaaay

I'm pretty sure it will hold up for 2 weeks if sealed in a ziploc bag, but I'm also pretty sure it won't last that long. :)

February 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

What a yummy snack-if I made a batch of this I have a feeling it would not last very long ;)

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Just made this tonight, added peanuts also. Awesome!!!! Everyone LOVED it!!

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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