This is our family’s favorite treat during the holiday season. Here’s our version of a Christmas snack mix, with honey from our bees!
One of the best parts about the Christmas season has got to be the food! There are so many treats that we only make this time of year, which is what makes them so special. Cookies, candies, and others treats that we make help create sweet memories year after year.
Our family has several treats that we make only at Christmas time and one of our absolute favorites is what we lovingly call Scramble. It’s a traditional Chex mix that I know many families make. It’s a perfect snack when you’re hanging out enjoying an evening together during the holiday season, maybe playing a game or watching a Christmas movie.
My father grew up making this with my grandmother and he continued this tradition by making it every year as I grew up. Now, I make it for my own family but we made a few small adjustments to make it our own! We added honey from our bees to create the perfect salty but also slightly sweet snack that our family loves.
I will say that this is a special treat that we only make once a year. We don’t usually eat the ingredients (cereal, salty snacks) that I use in it. We typically eat a mostly real food diet but because it’s only once a year and I’m making it myself, I choose to make an exception for the sake of holiday fun and tradition.
The ingredients and steps that we use to make our snack mix are pretty standard to other recipes that you will find. But, I hope that you enjoy the addition of the honey and the sweetness that it provides! This recipe is easy to make and will provide enough for your family to snack on during the holiday season.
Tips for Making Christmas Snack Mix With Honey
- This recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled depending on how much you want to have on hand. I usually double this recipe and then I have enough to last for a couple of weeks to snack on in the evenings while we’re watching our favorite Christmas movies.
- The other great thing about this recipe is that you can mix and match the ingredients to your choosing! Substitute your favorite crackers, pretzel shapes, cereal, or nuts to make it your own.
- I heat the oil mixture just slightly to help the honey dissolve and then whisk it all together right before pouring it onto the dry ingredients.
Tools You Will Need
- 2-3 foil roasting pans (Having 2 or 3 large pans makes it easier to mix the ingredients and stir during baking time. I wash and reuse mine.)
- Small saucepan
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Whisk and large mixing spoon
How to Make Christmas Snack Mix With Honey
- Start by combining all of your dry ingredients, dividing them evenly between the foil roasting pans. Mix well.
- Combine you choice of oil, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Add honey and whisk until dissolved.
- Divide honey mixture evenly between roasting pans and mix thoroughly, coating all dry ingredients.
- Place in 250 degree preheated oven and bake for 2 hours.
- Set a timer and stir every 20 minutes, also rotating the pans between the top and bottom oven racks.
- Allow to cool and store in an airtight container, or freeze for later.
I hope you enjoy our honey-sweetened treat along with the special recipes that you make with your own family during the holidays!
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Christmas Snack Mix with Honey
- 2 Large foil roasting pans
- Small saucepan
- Mixing spoon
- 1 box Cheerios
- 1 box Rice Chex
- 1 box Corn Chex
- 1 box Wheat Chex
- 1 box Cheez-Its
- 1 bag Pretzels
- 2 tubs Mixed nuts
- 2 cups Oil
- 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbs Garlic powder
- 1 cup Honey
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees
- Divide dry ingredients evenly between two roasting pans and mix well
- Combine oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and honey in a small saucepan and heat on low, whisking just until combined and honey is incorporated
- Divide sauce between roasting pans and stir into dry ingredients until evenly coated
- Bake for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or freeze for later