Monday, September 17, 2012

Goldfish Snack Mix

It finally feels like fall here! It's finally starting to cool off, college football is in full swing (my beloved Crimson Tide is 3-0 and ranked #1 in the nation!), and NOTHING goes with football quite like a good salty & crunchy snack mix...and beer (of course). 

There are TONS of snack mix recipes out there. From the classic Chex Mix, to homemade mixes containing ingredients like Bugles or cheese balls and a well-known recipe for Ranch-y oyster crackers, snack mixes always seem to trump plain old chips. 

My version uses Goldfish crackers, flavored with Ranch and a bit of Worcestershire, with some pecan halves thrown in for good measure. It's incredibly addictive, and this recipe is easily doubled for large crowds or parties. Feel free to use any combination of Goldfish crackers. I usually use the pretzel Goldfish crackers, but Winn-Dixie was out. So, I substituted the parmesan Goldfish, and the mix was every bit as tasty! 

Goldfish Snack Mix
adapted from Lick the Bowl Good

1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Combine the Goldfish crackers and pecan halves in a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet.

Combine the melted butter, Ranch mix and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the crackers and pecans; stir gently to coat evenly.

Bake in a 250° oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.


  1. We use pretzel sticks broken in half, because we're cheap. I usually use Worcestershire and Tabasco on mine, and add peanuts and Corn Nuts.

    1. Sounds tasty! I usually don't have pretzels, since I really only like the hot soft ones from the mall. I like the addition of Corn Nuts; may have to try that next time!