Take-out Tuesday, Tailgate Trash

So, who can resist a snack mix right?

 

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I’ve been making Chex Mix for years, and to this day my grown children expect a jar of it on the counter or in the pantry

 

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They both swear that theirs doesn’t taste as good as mine, but I think that’s just a con to get me to make it for themย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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Often I make 2 versions, an adult mix with lots of goodies, and a more kid friendly mix with just Chex and perhaps goldfish or pretzels

 

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Full of nuts and cereal, it does have nutritional value, and you can keep it gluten free if you like

 

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Tailgate Trash is my traditional Chex Mix recipe with the addition of 2 kinds of cheese crackers, cashews, and honey roasted peanuts

Seriously irresistible

AND, a 5 Minute Prep Recipe

 

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Tailgate Trash

  • Servings: varied, makes about 16 cups
  • Difficulty: very easy
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vary amounts according to taste, this is more of a guide line than an exact recipe

1/2 box Rice Chex, about 6 cups

1/2 box Corn Chex, about 6 cups

2 cups cashews

1-2 cups honey roasted peanuts

1 box,ย  Cheez-its Duos

seasoned salt

1/2 cup olive oil*

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce*

Place cereal, nuts and crackers onto a large rimmed sheet pan.ย  Sprinkle generously with seasoned salt.ย  Whisk Worcestershire into olive oil in a measuring cup then pour over ingredients on sheet pan.ย  Carefully toss mixture with a large spoon to combine and evenly coat ingredients.ย  Bake at 275 degrees for 20 minutes.ย  Remove from oven and stir well.ย  Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes.ย  Turn mixture out onto paper towels to drain and cool.ย  Place cooled mix into large Ziplocks or Tupperware to store.ย  Makes approximately 16 cups, depending on ingredient amounts used.

*increase amount of olive oil and Worcestershire sauce proportionally if mixture seems too dry.

Add or substitute ingredients to taste

 

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The fans will be cheering!!

 

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It’s fun to add colored M&Ms for your favorite team, or to match the theme or occasion

Christmas Chex has red and green peanut M&Ms

 

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Jubliee Crunch gets a kick from Ranch seasoning

 

Jubilee Snack Mix

 

White Trash is a sweet version with chocolate and covered in powdered sugar

 

 

Harvest Snack Attack has caramel bugle snacks,ย  pretzel squares, white chocolate and butterscotch chips

 

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If there’s no time for baking, you can always put together your own signature snack mix from your favorites

Wild Snax

 

Leopard print Wild Snax Jar

 

Happy Nibbling!

for another printable version of Tailgate Trash click here

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19 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Tailgate Trash”
  1. Wow, I can see how this would be totally irresistible! What a fun combination, I love the sweet and salty.

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  2. You are the queen of tailgate trash Jenna! They all look irresistible!

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  3. I love this stuff, and am so glad you posted links to the various versions – thank you! Pinned.

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  4. Jodi says:

    Oh I love chex mix in any form! We made sweet and savory for the shower too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Those snack mixes look incredible. In fact, now I’m sorry that I bought raisin bran instead of Chex cereal. Love the Alabama plate.

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  6. I would love to tailgate with you and have that amazing Chex Mix…yes, always a good thing to have the person who makes it oh so well to bring that dish/snack!….Tailgate trash is always a good thing…

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  7. Jenna, who doesn’t love Chex mix and all your variations are wonderful. If I sit down and start eating it, I can’t stop! Thanks for sharing all your excellent recipes…I look forward to them! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  8. Mary says:

    Jenna, I haven’t made Chex Mix/trash in a few years, for a very good reason, we can’t stop eating it! Your version is a little healthier with olive oil instead of butter. It’s great to snack on with beer while boating *hiccup* ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Emily says:

    We use to have a similar version of this a lot but not for awhile. The recipe looks so good I think I need to make a batch for the next game. Love all of your serve ware……………..

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  10. Oh man, we love stuff like this and make it at Christmas. We can not keep it here all the time because there is no resisting it!

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  11. Helen Adams says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this great Tailgate Trash and your party with us Jenna. I love the addition of the Cheez It’s (my favorite), I pick them out and eat them first! Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Kim says:

    Oh, my goodness, I love trash mix! All of yours look so good, so I see why your kids expect to see a jar of any of those on your counter when they visit. I’d be in line right behind them – and the kids, too! I love to add different things and get creative with trash mix recipes, too. Flavored mini crackers are the best. Happy tailgating! ๐Ÿ™‚

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