There is no magic, but a bowl of this tasty, crispy snack is sure to disappear.




The day before:

  • Preheat oven to 300°F. In a shallow roasting pan combine cereal, shoestring potatoes, breadsticks, cheese crackers, and, if desired, almonds.

  • In a small saucepan combine butter and salad dressing. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Stir in cheese and garlic powder. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture; toss gently to coat.

  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Spread mixture on a large sheet of foil; cool. Transfer to a bowl, storage containers, or resealable plastic bags; cover tightly or seal. Let stand at room temperature overnight.*

Tailgate day:

  • Tote snack mix at room temperature.


For longer storage, store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; 6 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 238 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein;