Cheesy Garlic Snack Mix

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 cups
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1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

3 tablespoons finely grated pecorino 

2 garlic cloves, finely grated 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 

Seasoned salt, such as Lawry's, to taste 

3 cups rice, corn or wheat cereal (or a mix), such as Chex

2 cups mini pretzels 

1 cup fruit-flavored cereal rings, such as Fruit Loops 

1 cup mini cheese crackers 

1 cup salted roasted peanuts 


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine the Parmesan, butter, pecorino, garlic, Worcestershire, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and seasoned salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add the rice cereal, pretzels, fruit-flavored cereal, cheese crackers and peanuts to the bowl of seasonings and toss gently. Spread the cereal mix on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the snack mix in the oven, stirring every 20 minutes, until dried out and lightly toasted, about 1 hour.
  5. Cool completely before serving.
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