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Bits & Bites - A great snack alternative.

Bits & Bites - A great snack alternative.

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Bits & Bites

Bits & Bites, this is a treat that we made in the household for Christmas. I think mostly to cut down on the expense of buying processed chips, or other munchies that were not very good for you, and expensive.  The combination of spices, and cereals makes this a great alternative to pre-packaged snacks. Since your making a bulk batch, these should last one to two months and is very inexpensive to make when you factor in the longevity of the batch.

Bits and Bites - A great snack alternative.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 15 mins
Serves: a lot

Bits and Bites Recipe from the kitchen of Chef Mike Moses
Do not use flavored cereals.

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of Cheerio's - Original flavor
  • 1 box of Shreddies - Original flavor
  • 1 box of Crispex - Original flavor
  • 2 bags of straight pretzels
  • 2 bags of cocktail peanuts
  • OPTIONAL
  • 1 bag of BBQ Rolo's
  • 1 bag of BBQ Corn Chips
  • Seasoning Mix
  • 2 cups of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large roaster pan
  2. Pour seasoning mix over and gently stir.
  3. Cover and place in oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours
  4. Stir every 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven to cool down
  6. Store in airtight container
  7. Enjoy

Enjoyment of the Bits & Bites

I started to make this snack when I moved away from home and have been making it ever since. Usually for the holidays, I now make it all year round.  packed up in baggies, or containers, this is a great school time snack, or one for watching movies. Homemade Bits & Bites have less sodium, and fat per serving that the next alternative.  I find a batch usually costs around $35.00 CDN, but considering that it lasts for about 2 months, that breaks down to about 0.50 cents a day.  Affordable treats.

Enjoy

Chef Mike

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