Monday, January 23, 2012

BA: Party Mix

I made snack mix from a recipe I found in the December 2011 issue of "Bon Appetit" magazine. I like this recipe because it has a lot of goodies in it - peanuts, pretzels, Terra Stix, pumpkin seeds and Bugles. You will notice the BA recipe calls for roasted green peas. I could not find any so I substituted dry roasted edamame. They are a tasty and healthy substitute.  The Dijon mustard adds some spiciness to the mix, but it was not overpowering. The Terra sticks added great color and taste. This is a great mix for snacking,  parties, and other get togethers. You can make this mix up to 1 weeks ahead. Just store it in an airtight container at room temperature.

BA Party Mix
Bon Appetit  December 2011

 4 cups Bugles(original flavor)
 3 cups whole wheat sesame pretzel rounds or other small pretzels
 2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
 1cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
 1 cup store-bought roasted green peas (not wasabi flavor)
 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 large garlic cloves, crushed
 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
 1/2 teaspoon English mustard powder
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika plus more for sprinkling
 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups Terra Stick

 Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.

 Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and gently cook to infuse butter, about 5 minutes. Strain into a small bowl,  pressing to extract garlic juices. Discard garlic. Stir in Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, mustard powder, salt, paprika, and pepper. Pour over mixture in bowl and toss gently to coat.

 Divide mixture between 2 baking sheets and spread in an even layer. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until dry and toasted, about 1 hour. Sprinkle mixture with a few pinches of paprika. Toss and let cool completely on baking sheets (party mix will become crispy as it cools).

Transfer party mix to a large bowl. Add Terr Stix and toss to mix well.

Do Ahead: Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.


  1. Hi, Geri--
    thanks for the friend request on Foodbuzz and for stopping by my blog. :)
    I buzzed ya!

    This party mix looks wonderful. I think even my picky husband would like it!

    Happy Cooking!

    1. Shelley, Thank you for the nice comment you left. Have a great evening. Geri

  2. This party mix does have some extra flavors in it that brings it to a higher level than the standard. I have Bon Appetit, so I am not sure how I missed this. I will need to see if they have a tasty picture like yours. You know pictures can make all the difference. Enjoy the evening.

  3. Tina, The recipe is on page 70 and the picture page 73. Geri