Sriracha Maple Snack Mix are the perfect snack mix, with a blend of spicy, salty and sweet. Great for friends and family to munch on.
Christmas is now fully upon us, and I for one could not be happier. The food, the music, the movies, the drinks, good times with family and friends. What could be better. One thing, Christmas adverts!
Back in Nova Scotia there was one ad that first aired back in 1987, by the grocery store chain Sobeys. To this day, I don’t view Christmas as starting until I’ve seen this ad. This past weekend I decided to mark the start of Christmas 2016. So I made a batch of Sriracha Maple Snack Mix, poured myself a good London Porter, and switch on YouTube. Then, it was on with a evening showing of Love Actually.
Now, I realise this is such a local 1980’s commercial. The interesting clothing, the slightly amateurish production values. I don’t care, neither would any other Nova Scotian. It’s just nostalgic viewing at its finest. Speaking of which, there are a bunch of good Christmas commercials out there, which I’ll post here for your viewing pleasure.
I should note that Sobey’s has now released an updated commercial. I’ll let you decide if it holds up to the original! Hopefully you have an TV Ad you look forward too every Christmas, if so please share it in the comments!
Anyway, this post was meant to be about my Sriracha Maple Snack Mix. I love this stuff, because you get to make it the way you like it. The salty mixes so well with the sweet maple and spicy Sriracha. They are deceptively moreish!
I love some London Porter this time of year, and Fuller’s makes a brilliant version if you can find it in your neck of the woods.
Well, the commercial is called the ‘Star of Christmas’ as is the song. Yup, we’re going full nostalgic here!.
Sriracha Maple Snack Mix
- 1 box of Cheesey crackers. I used Mini Cheddars Bits but cheese nips would work well too.
- 400 g Multi-grain Cheerios cereal or name brand equivalent
- 400 g Shreddies Cereal
- 250 g mini pretzels
- 400 g butter melted
- ⅓ cups Worchestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp spicy paprika powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 250F.
- Mix all the cereals and crackers in a large roasting pan (the kind used for turkey).
- Whisk the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl until well mixed. Pour the butter mixture over the cereals. Mix well so everything is nicely coated. Be careful not to splash anything, or let some bits not get coated..
- Bake in the oven for about 1:30-2 hours. Stir the snack mix every quarter hour or so. You want the mixture to be dry and have no moisture, but not browned hence the low temperature.
- When down, remove and cool. Once nice and cool, seal in a bag or devour with friends and family.