Pizza Snack Mix – Your New Super Bowl Favorite

IMG_1113Not too long ago, Joel had spent some of his money on the pizza-flavored Goldfish crackers. These aren’t the worst snack for him to have bought, but definitely not one of my preferences. Here is the ingredient list: 

Wheat Flour Unbleached Enriched ( Flour , Niacin Vitamin B3 , Iron Reduced , Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1 , Riboflavin Vitamin B2 , Folic Acid Vitamin B9 ), Vegetables Oil ( Canola Oil , Sunflower Oil , and/or , Soybeans Oil ) , Tomatoes Paste , Salt , Contains 2% or less of the Following: ( , Dextrose , Tomatoes Powder , Cheese Cheddar ( Milk Pasteurized , Cheese Culture , Salt , Enzymes , Water , Salt ) , Yeast , Garlic Powder , Spices , Onions Powder , Leavening (Baking Soda , Monocalcium Phosphate , Ammonium Bicarbonate ) , Cheese Parmesan Enzyme Modified , Cheese Romano Enzyme Modified ( Milk , Cheese Culture , Salt , Enzymes , Calcium Chloride ) , Whey , Paprika Extractive , Color(s) , Basil , Citric Acid

The soybean and canola oil and modified ingredients are what I typically steer clear from. BUT, since Joel loved the flavor so much, how could I not set out to make my own?! So here is what the kids and I concocted this week in the kitchen with the end result leading to “2 thumbs up”. 

Pizza Snack Mix

  • 3 cups organic pretzels (I used Whole Foods brand)

  • 3 cups square cheddar crackers (I used Annie’s)

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Preheat oven to 325. Whisk oil, paste, garlic, oregano, and onion powder in a large mixing bowl. Add in half of the pretzels and crackers and stir for a moment or so. Add in the remaining pretzels and crackers and stir until all pieces are coated. Spread on 2 baking sheets (line with foil first and spray with oil for easy clean up) making sure they are in a single layer. Bake for 10 min. and then stir. Bake an additional 10 min. Pull out of oven and let cool for about 10 min. Serve or store in air-tight container.

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