Bits and Bites

January 28, 2016
bits and bites

Bits and Bites Recipe

Chips or Doritos?  Pretzels or nuts?  Rice crisps or Bugles?  The answer to all of these questions is Bits and Bites.  There is something in Bits and Bites for everyone.  I find that most store-bought snacks are just way too salty; this recipe has the salt and spice exactly right.  While it appears that this recipe will produce way more than you can imagine eating, you are wrong, it doesn’t make enough!  A jar of Bits and Bites lasts only a couple of days in my house.  You can substitute ingredients as much as you like, just keep the proportions the same: try wasabi peas, or peanuts, or dried cranberries.  And just in time for the Superbowl!

Bits and Bites
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 5 cups Shreddies
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups salted pretzels
  • 2 cups Goldfish crackers
  • ½ lb butter
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 3 tsp seasoning salt
  1. Preheat oven to 250F
  2. Mix cereal, pretzels and cheese crackers in a large roasting pan
  3. Melt butter in a small pot on low heat, add remaining ingredients and mix well
  4. Pour ½ butter mixture over cereal mixture and mix well
  5. Pour remaining butter mixture over cereal mixture and mix well
  6. Put uncovered in oven
  7. Bake at least 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes
  8. Don't overcook! The cereal crisps up when the mixture has cooled
  9. Store in an airtight container

Now settle in with your bucket of Bits and Bites and read Part Three of “If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen” and listen to this playlist from Brad Mehldau

Read Part One of “If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen”…

Read Part Two of “If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen”…



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