I put a spicy twist on the classic plane snack mix and upgraded the ingredients to be more balanced and interesting with this Gochujang Snack Mix.
2 cups cheddar square crackers (I used Simple Mills)
2 cups wheat square cereal
2 cups salted pretzel twists
1 cup whole raw unsalted almonds
1 cup whole raw unsalted cashews
1/3 cup melted ghee or butter (melt first, then measure)
1 Tbsp (heaping) fermented chile paste (aka gochujang)
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp granulated garlic
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine all dry ingredients (crackers through cashews) in a large dish or bowl.
Melt the ghee in a liquid measuring cup (about one minute on high in the microwave), then add chile paste, garlic powder, soy sauce and sesame oil and stir with a fork until well combined.
Pour the liquid over the snack mix and toss well to completely coat (it takes a minute or two). Transfer to a large foil-lined baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Cool completely before transferring to an airtight dish or freezer bag.
Keywords: healthy travel snacks, gochujang, healthy chex mix, recipe redux