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Easy Spicy Snack Mix

We found it best to work with half the recipe at a time. Combine all the snack elements, and make the glaze. Divide the snack mix in half and pour on half the glaze, add half the poppy seeds, then bake. Repeat with remaining ingredients, reheating glaze, if necessary, to make it pourable.

Courses: Snacks, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

11 cups 687g / 24ozPopped popcorn - (to 12 cups)
15 1/2 cups 620g / 21ozOatmeal squares cereal
3 cups 711mlChow mein noodles
15 1/2 cups 3673mlOyster crackers
2 cups 474mlSalted - dry-roasted peanuts
6 tablespoons 90mlButter (not margarine) - (3/4 stick)
3/4 cup 177mlJalapeno jelly
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlJerk seasoning - or more to taste
1 tablespoon 15mlPoppy seeds

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In a very large bowl or soup pot, combine popcorn, cereal, noodles, crackers and nuts; set aside.

To make glaze, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add jelly; whisk to combine well. Gradually stir in jerk seasoning. Cook at a low boil for 5 minutes. (Makes about 1 cup.).

Drizzle hot glaze over snack mix, tossing continuously. (This goes smoothly with two people working together.) Sprinkle with poppy seeds; mix again. Spread in a thin layer on large baking sheets; bake 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 or 15 minutes. Remove from oven; stir again. Separate a piece or two and let cool; check to make sure glaze is firm. If still tacky, return to oven for 5 minutes more. Let cool completely.

For giving (if you can bear to part with it), package in zipper bags or doily-lined cookie tins.

Yield: About 20 cups.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 12-21-1998 - By Jack and Mary Billings


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