I am the ultimate snacker. Finger foods are my absolute favorite. I cannot tell you how many times we have made this snack mix for parties, tailgates and holidays, birthdays or just because a friend is need of some fish food. Once you make this I promise you will be so surprised how easy it is. Beware.. if you take this anywhere you better have this recipe on hand. This is the BEST snack mix ever… I bring this every time I travel and after two airplane rides my gallon sized Ziploc is gone thanks to me and neighboring passengers devouring it.
I have made this recipe for so many people and every time I would check out at the grocery store my eyes would get massive because the original recipe was so expensive to make. My sister and I changed the recipe to make it wallet friendly so we could continue making it for our friends/family.
Makes 2 Gallon Ziploc’s full of fabulous fish food…. .
1 Jumbo box of Cheddar goldfish (Yes that huge one that looks like it will last a year..shaped like a milk carton)
1 box of four cheese or white cheddar cheeze-its
1 Bag of oyster crackers (large crackers not the tiny ones)
1 bag of whole pecans
1 Package of dry ranch dressing seasoning
1 Package of dry Italian dressing seasoning
1/2 stick of unsalted butter (melted but not too hot) (My sister likes it with one stick of butter and 1/4 cup of olive oil… I try to make it a tad healthier by only 1/2 a stick.. up to you)
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 Tbs of Worcestershire
Lawry’s season salt and a dash of cayenne pepper if you want a hint of spice — also you can use any seasoning doesn’t have to lawry’s (I use the reduced sodium kind)- make sure if you aren’t using a season salt to add some salt.
Arrange all goldfish, crackers and pecans on 2 baking sheets. Melt butter and combine all ingredients in a bowl– whisk well and do this very very quickly before seasoning clumps up.
Pour half mixture on the first pan and half the mixture on the second. TOSS WELL…. I mean extra well.
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Toss every 15 minutes.