Use an extra large roasting pan for this recipe, or split the mix between two smaller ones. The more contact the mix has with the bottom of the pan, the more yummy crispy savory crusties there will be.
4 cups Barbara’s Multigrain Shredded Spoonfuls
4 cups Nature’s Path Organic Heritage Heirloom Whole Grain Bites
2 cups mini pretzel twists
2 cups Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
4 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons Canola oil
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 250.
Mix together cereals, pretzels and Cheddar Bunnies in a large roasting pan (or, if splitting it between two smaller roasting pans, a large mixing bowl).
In a small bowl, whisk together butter, oil, spices and salt.
Pour spiced oil mixture over cereal mixture and toss, thoroughly but gently, with your hands until every piece is coated somewhat evenly. Spread mixture evenly in roasting pan(s) and bake for an hour and 20 minutes, stirring with a spatula every 20 minutes.
Stores for several days in an air-tight container.
Makes 12 cups (24 servings)
Sometimes, to be true to yourself, you have to mix things up a bit. Which is just what we did to this party staple to make it more nourishing (and, dare I say, tastier) all around.