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Smoked Snack Mix

disco

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Every year we make snack mix as part of our Christmas Tradition. You shouldn’t mess with tradition. However, I have a defective synapse or something that makes me want to try new things. I decided to make this year’s snack mix in my Traeger Timberline smoker. I know you guys have been doing this forever but this did not totally please She Who Must Be Obeyed. She wanted the snack mix we make every year and I have been afraid to try smoking it.

I have only been afraid of two people in my life, Mom and She Who Must Be Obeyed. This year, I solved her concerns and protected my vital parts by making a batch in the oven and another in the smoker.

Note the recipe calls for square non sweet cereal. What I use is determined by what is available here in the Canadian Rockies. Any unsweetened Chex cereal will work as will Kelloggs Crispix. I have even added some Cherios for a different shape. However, sweetened cereals don’t work in my opinion.

I preheated my smoker to 250 F. I put the following in a large bowl:

  • 175 ml (3/4 cup) mixed nuts
  • 175 ml (3/4 cup) pretzel sticks
  • 175 ml (3/4 cup) garlic bagel chips
  • 1.75 L (7 cups) of square nonsweet cereal (I used 4 cups rice chex and 3 cups Crispix cereal)
I put 60 ml (4 1/2 tablespoon) butter in a large roasting pan and put it in the smoker to melt (about 10 minutes).

I added the following to the butter and stirred:

  • 35 ml (1 3/4 tablespoon) Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 ml (0.5 tsp) garlic powder
  • 6 ml (1 1/4 teaspoon) seasoned salt
  • 2 ml (1/3 teaspoon) onion powder
I put the cereal mix in the pan and carefully turned and flipped to coat.

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I cooked the mix for 1 hours, stirring and turning every 15 minutes.

Bring the mix in and let it cool completely.

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Store in an airtight container.

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The Verdict

I will have to get a larger roasting pan so I can double the recipe! The smoke adds a great flavour to the traditional snack mix. The spicy, salty flavour is even better with a touch of smoke that doesn’t overpower the traditional taste. Even She Who Must Be Obeyed liked it and I have permission to do this again. Whew.

Disco
 

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Sowsage

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Looks great disco! We love snack mixes like this. This is a must try for me. Looks like I'll be putting the needed items on my new years snack list!
 

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I love this stuff . One of the first things I smoked from here . Nice work Disco .
 

Winterrider

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Will definitely give it a whirl, love the snack mix.
 

Braz

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SWMBO has made snack mix for Christmas gifts for her family for about ever. I would be sore afraid to even suggest any changes to her methods. You are a brave man, Disco.
 

gmc2003

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Looks good Disco, I like adding some goldfish crackers to mine.

Point for sure
Chris
 

disco

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Looks great disco! We love snack mixes like this. This is a must try for me. Looks like I'll be putting the needed items on my new years snack list!
Thanks, Sowsage. This a standard old snack mix recipe. I just smoked it!

I love this stuff . One of the first things I smoked from here . Nice work Disco .
Thanks, Chopsaw! I'm glad I finally tried it.

Will definitely give it a whirl, love the snack mix.
Thanks, Winterrider. It definitely adds a nice taste.
 

disco

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SWMBO has made snack mix for Christmas gifts for her family for about ever. I would be sore afraid to even suggest any changes to her methods. You are a brave man, Disco.
Har! Not as brave as you think, Braz! I put on a flak jacket, goggles and a helmet. Then I asked fro permission from under the bed!

Looks good Disco, I like adding some goldfish crackers to mine.

Point for sure
Chris
Thanks, Chris! I love foodies. I have several new ideas for additions and Goldfish sound great!

Looks easy and. delicious!!! Gonna have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)
It has to be easy, I made it! Thanks for the kind words.
 

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