Growing up, around the time Thanksgiving break rolled around, our house would be filled with the smell of roasting homemade scrabble: a more flavorful & personalized version of store bought snack mix. I'm pretty sure I didn't even know pre-made "Chex Mix" was a thing until later in life. It would warm in the oven for a few hours and fill up a giant tupperware for snacking, little baggies for gift giving, and to-go container for the travel munchies. It’s one of my favorite treats to have around for the Holidays & for this version, I headed to Sprouts’ bulk & cracker aisle. This snack mix is perfect for kids and adults alike—I swear its addicting.
I made a UUUGE batch that we took along with us to Iowa to Chad's giant side of the family (giant because of number not people size). Chad's mom is always working away in the kitchen to feed all of the mouths, so the least I could do was bring one thing that could tide people over.
We've made a tradition of making the 10-hour driving trek to Iowa for Thanksgiving *almost* every year. One of my favorite things about road trips is picking out an audio book that we can listen to along the drive and I'm very proud to say my nerd has finally started to rub off on Chad's book choices. When we found out that the Hobbit wouldn't even get us through one leg of the trip, he suggested the 21-hour saga of Dune. This is coming from the man who always puts me to sleep with the likes of biographies and historical accounts. We're about 9 hours into the classic and as much as I love Thanksgiving time, I'm looking forward to the drive back to find out what happens. Have you read Dune? It's a beast! What did you think?
I hope you enjoy eating and sharing this mix!
Homemade Scrabble Mix
For The Scrabble
1.5c Sprouts Raw Unsalted Cashews
1.5c Sprouts Raw Unsalted Almonds
1c Unsweetened Cereal Os
2c Sprouts Pretzel Sticks
2c Annie’s Cheddar Squares
1c Sprouts Oyster Crackers
1c Cascadian Farms Multigrain Squares
For The Marinade
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Melted
¼c Sprouts Avocado Oil
3T Worcestershire Sauce
1 Garlic Clove, Minced
3t Tabasco Sauce
1t Sprouts Garlic Salt
1t Sprouts Onion Powder
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together all of your scrabble ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, melt 2 sticks of butter, then whisk in the remaining marinade ingredients.
Pour marinade over scrabble mix, stirring to coat all of the pieces evenly.
Turn out the mixture onto a large rimmed baking dish and bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so.
Serve warm or store in an airtight container for up to a week.