Hobo Snack Mix

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Here is an easy recipe for one of the best snacks any time of day called Hobo Snack Mix.


Just about anything can be used in this snack recipe leftover in the pantry of cereals and crackers and the best way to use it up.


This buttery snack is made in around 4 to 5 minutes in the microwave and totally addicting.


It is a little sweet and a little savory and sometimes even spicy depending on what you may want to add to it.


Once you grab a handful you just can't stop eating this.


Check out this simple coating and my several additions you can add to this recipe below.


This delicious irresistible snack is over 50 years old and we still make it often and it's perfect for parties and given as a gift when added to a Mason Jar!


If you're a snack lover late at night you may also enjoy, my Baked Caramel Corn, Slow Cooker Candied Nuts, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Italian Roasted Chickpea recipes.


Scroll down to my printable recipe card below to get this easy snack recipe.




this is a red crock full of snack chex mix and a mason jar for gift giving









Mix It Up



This is an anything goes in pan recipe.


We love using all kinds of flavored cereals, shaped flavored crackers nuts, and after it's microwaved and cooled even adding some favorite colorful candies.


This easy recipe is so much more economical and tastes better than any store-bought snack mix.


I have listed many suggestions below to add some yummy ingredients that you may have just a handful left that can be used in this recipe version.


This hobo snack is fast and very tasty that will become a new family favorite that you just can't stop eating.





this is a red casserole dish with snack mix and a mason jar filled with cereal nuts and crackers mixed together




Ingredients You Will Need To Make Hobo Snack Mix

  • butter
  • granulated garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • assorted cereal
  • pretzels
  • crackers
  • nuts or for allergies used pumpkin seeds




this is a full casserole dish of baked chex mix snack with pretzels, nuts and cereal along with cheese crackers



Tools You Will Need


  • large deep casserole dish to fit in a microwave
  • small measuring cups
  • spoon for stirring
  • storage container or plastic locking bags (mason jars for gift giving)
  • Wooden Spoon
  • measuring spoon
  • 4 cup sized measuring cup




this is a casserole dish of nuts, pretzels and crackers in a butter sauce for snacking




Additional Suggestions:


  • pretzels any shape
  • cheese crackers, oyster crackers, wheat crackers, flavored crackers of any kind, fish-shaped crackers
  • Chex cereal, sugar-coated cereal, peanut butter cereal, cinnamon cereal squares, shredded wheat square cereal
  • any kinds of nuts IE peanuts, pistachios, honey roasted, almonds, flavored smoked nuts, pecans, walnuts, etc.
  • bugles, pita chips flavored or plain
  • any kinds of tortilla flavored chips
  • to make more of a Trail Mix after the cereal pretzel combo is completed and cooled add dried fruits, raisins, yogurt covered fruits and colored candy-coated chocolate pieces.
  • coconut aftercooled
  • after cooled dried fruits of any kind pineapple, banana chips, etc





this is a red casserole bowl full on pretzel, cracker snack mix with nuts and candy




More Recipes We Love:


Salted Caramel Toffee Bites (crack candy)

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candy

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Candy



this is snack mix in a mason jar





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Fun Snacks



I love creating fun snacks and with my suggestions above this can be different every time you make it.


You can also adapt this recipe with more or less flavor, we personally like a little black pepper and cayenne pepper for some spicy heat.


There are so many possibilities and additions from pretzel and cracker shapes, candy, flavored cereals, whatever you have in the house use it.


The leftover package pantry foods will transform into a fabulous snack that everyone will love


Don't miss trying this recipe, and do let me know how you like it in the comments below.





Hobo Snack Mix

Hobo Snack Mix

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 1 MinCook time: 3 MinTotal time: 4 Min
This is a mix made with all kinds of cereal, nuts, pretzels, crackers, and other ingredients all with a delicious butter coating.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Optional 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for heat
  • 4 cups of any kind of cereal (O's, Cinnamon coated, Wheat squares, Peanut butter flavored, just about anything large works great
  • 2 cups pretzels any shapes
  • 1/2 cup any kind of nuts
  • 1 cup any kind of flavored or plain small or shaped crackers
  • Other Suggestions and Additions:
  • cheese crackers, oyster crackers, wheat crackers, flavored crackers of any kind, fish-shaped crackers
  • Chex cereal, sugar-coated cereal, peanut butter cereal, cinnamon cereal squares, shredded wheat square cereal
  • any kinds of nuts IE peanuts, pistachios, honey roasted, almonds, flavored smoked nuts, pecans, walnuts, etc.
  • bugles, pita chips flavored or plain
  • any kinds of tortilla flavored chips
  • to make more of a Trail Mix after the cereal pretzel combo is completed and cooled add dried fruits, raisins, yogurt covered fruits and colored candy-coated chocolate pieces.
  • coconut aftercooled
  • after cooled dried fruits of any kind pineapple, banana chips, etc

Instructions

Calories

617.17

Fat (grams)

29.46

Sat. Fat (grams)

11.40

Carbs (grams)

77.31

Fiber (grams)

8.97

Net carbs

68.34

Sugar (grams)

19.10

Protein (grams)

18.19

Sodium (milligrams)

581.89

Cholesterol (grams)

29.79
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Other Favorite Recipes To Try



Baked Caramel Corn

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Butter Candy



this is a full casserole dish of baked chex mix snack with pretzels, nuts and cereal along with cheese crackers

10 comments

  1. These sound so good and dangerous to keep around, they look so addictive. Happy holidays, Claudia!

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  2. Bet they are super addictive! I could snack on them all day long...so risky to keep them around me.

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  3. I am enjoying all of the sweet treats being posted these days. As a kid, I loved visiting my parents Italian friends and trying the things that the live in grandmother turned out.

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  4. What a fun snack! You had me at 4-5 minutes. My kids would love the addition of the candy pieces.

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  5. This snack mix looks dangerously delicious! I could definitely snack on it all day and I can't wait to try it!

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  6. I love any recipe where you can use what you have on hand. Very versatile!

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  7. I love love love the combination of salty and sweet flavors in this mix. I could just eat it by the handful!

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  8. Yum! My kids are going to love this! I can't wait to make this! So excited!

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  9. The perfect snack mix!!

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  10. What a delicious snack. LOVE sweet and salty. I will leave out the candies and maybe swap in raisins or dried cherries. How do you think that could work out?

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