I think party mixes have a reputation of being very 70s, but they’re always a huge hit when I make them. The last one I made, which was for St. Patrick’s Day, I never got a picture of because it was devoured so quickly so it never made the blog. They’re simple, but crowd pleasers.
When I was prepping for our Soy Vay House Party a few weeks ago, I ran across this recipe – a snack mix glazed with Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce. Completely untraditional, but given the success of past party mixes, I knew it had to be on the menu. As expected, it was a big hit. The teriyaki sauce gives it all a really unique flavor – but it doesn’t get absorbed quite the same as oils I’ve used in the past, so this is best enjoyed the same day you make it.
Teriyaki Snack Mix
(from Soy Vay)
5 c. rice cereal squares
2 c. cheddar goldfish crackers
2 c. sesame sticks (I subbed Cherrioes here, but they didn’t work out so well – I’d recommend sticking with sesame sticks!)
1 c. peanuts
⅓ c. teriyaki sauce
½ cup butter. melted
Preheat your oven to 250F degrees.
In a large bowl, toss together the cereal, goldfish, sesame sticks and peanuts. In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki and melted butter. Pour over the cereal mixture and toss until it is all coated.
Spread the coated cereal mix out in a single layer in a roasting pan. Bake for 30 mins to an hour, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove the pan from the oven and let the mixture cool, stirring occasionally as it does. Store in an airtight container.