Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is the end result of a number of recipes that I have tried and adapted over the years. The most recent "tweaking" is the use of Bugles instead of cheese crackers, an idea I gleaned from Recipezaar and which my son tells me was an excellent change. I make multiple roast pans full of this over the course of each Christmas season.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients in roasting pan.
  3. In a measuring cup mix together remaining ingredients & pour over cereal mixture.
  4. I cook uncovered and every 15 to 30 minutes I remove from oven, cover and shake to mix thoroughly.
  5. Continue for 30 to 90 minutes, or until mixture is hot throughout. I usually double the recipe (hence the range of cooking time) and let dry for a while in the oven after I have turned it off.
Most Helpful

My family loves this stuff. Very easy to make. I used cheese nips but want to try Bugles next time. I baked in a roaster for a total of 45 minutes taking out every 15 minutes for a stir. This mixture would be good with some spanish peanuts as well. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for PAC spring 08.

Calee March 30, 2008