Stuff ‘n Clutter Snack Mix


November is here… and almost gone again! What happened? I mean, weren’t we just celebrating Christmas? I swear, time goes by faster every year. Now if you’ll just give me a minute, I’ll breathe in, breathe out; breathe iiinn, breathe oouutt. Okay, now maybe I’m ready to accept the coming of Christmas – maybe. #notreally

Stuff 'n Clutter | Sempre DolceGot any plans? What are you most excited about? Which is your favorite holiday?

I’ve got a pretty great recipe to share with you today AND get this: it’s NOT sweet. Say what?! (I’m afraid I’m going to have to shortly break the sempre (always) promise in the blog name…)

Stuff 'n Clutter | Sempre DolceThis recipe is great because – well, let me give you a list here:

1. It makes A LOT.
2. It’s great for parties.
3. It’s so tasty it’s addicting.
4. It’s good to make for the holidays (especially if you have house guests) and is easy peasy to throw together. 
5. It’s one of those things that you can make and then snack on for forever.

Stuff 'n Clutter | Sempre DolceAre you convinced? Seriously guys, this is a family recipe and it’s one with memories attached; it’s pretty darn good, pretty great for gatherings (big and small), and perfect, just perfect for holidays.

Have at it and happy snacking!

Stuff 'n Clutter | Sempre DolceP.S. It’s that time of year when we need to be more cheerful and less selfish, so please, try to save some for your guests, okay? ;^P

Cottura Felice!

The lowdown: This blend of mixed nuts, Chex cereals, and pretzels with a touch of spice is a snack that will be sure to complete your holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Years. Great for gatherings and perhaps even gifts, this snack mix will be sure to please on many accounts!

Stuff 'n Clutter | Sempre Dolce

Stuff 'n Clutter Snack Mix
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  • 1/2 C. (1 stick) butter
  • 1 C. bacon drippings (it's a good excuse to make some bacon, right??)
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. Accent flavor enhancer
  • 1 (16 oz) bag pretzels
  • 1 (14 oz) box Wheat Chex
  • 1 (12 oz) box Rice Chex
  • 2 C. (heaping) Cheerios
  • 1 lb. mixed nuts


  1. Preheat oven to °200 f.
  2. Place first 6 ingredients into a medium sized sauce pan and place on simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large (actually, XL) bowl, add reaming ingredients.
  4. Pour sauce over Chex mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture into large roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Let cool completely before serving and/or storing in an airtight container.
  7. Enjoy!



  1. Reply

    Melanie Long

    November 18, 2015
    This is going to be perfect for family!!!
    • Reply


      November 18, 2015
      Hope you enjoy! :)
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    Kristti Schaa

    May 27, 2016
    YAY! I'm so excited to find someone else with a version of this recipe in their family history! Complete with bacon drippings for flavoring! Thanks for sharing this and representing !
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      May 28, 2016
      I'm so glad you found it! It's like this cake recipe we have in our family; there isn't another one EXACTLY like it on the web anywhere, so it's a good thing we still have the original or else we would be stuck... Enjoy!


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