Fish-Food… You’ll Thank Me Later

I am the ultimate snacker. Finger foods are my absolute favorite. My ideal meal is a cheese board, wine and fish food.. Okay well I love a steak and sweet potato too. Its official.. I’m a foodie. I cannot tell you how many times we have made this snack mix for parties, tailgates , holidays, birthdays or just because a friend is need of some fish food. Once you make this I promise you will be 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. After two airplane rides my gallon sized Ziploc is gone thanks to me and neighboring passengers devouring it.

Since you will have people asking for you to make this recipe… I decided to help you out. The revamp started when I would check out at the grocery store my eyes would become the size of my head due to the $$$ on the total. The original recipe was so expensive to make. My sister and I changed it to make it piggy bank  friendly. Now we can continue making it for our friends/family… lucky you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.




5 thoughts on “Fish-Food… You’ll Thank Me Later

  1. Which fish food version do you like best? I have made both and I love them but canโ€™t decide between. I feel like the easy version preserves the flavor better but I love the crunchiness of the baked version. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!

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