Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!
As you guys probably know by now, I love college sports. College football rolls into college basketball which then rolls into college baseball. I do enjoy watching professional sports, but I will choose a college game over a pro game every single time. With the arrival of our new baby boy, we’ve had plenty of family in town visiting. My wife’s parents’ came up before Robbie was born, and they’ve been very helpful as we adjust to 3 people in the family instead of just 2.
My father-in-law is a huge fan of professional football. He loves pro games just as much as I love college games. So between the two of us, we’ve had a lot of football on in our house lately. Fortunately, my wife hasn’t minded too much. (Either that, or she’s just too tired to notice!) We all know that football games just require tasty snacks, right? I mean there’s commercials, timeouts and halftimes you have to get through…and what better way to do that than with this Wasabi Soy Party Mix?
I mentioned my father-in-law’s love of almonds back when I posted these Lemon Blueberry Almond Bites. That man can polish off cans of almonds faster than anyone I’ve ever seen! I’m not kidding when I say he found our almond stash within 5 minutes of walking into the house. I swear the man has a sixth sense for seeking out almonds. So I set out to create some sort of snack mix using almonds, and when I stumbled across Blue Diamond’s Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds, I knew exactly what to make.
I took a classic party mix recipe and subbed in some Asian flavors. Toss in some dried green beans and a can of Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds, and this Wasabi Soy Party Mix is all but ready to go. Between the occasional weeknight football game and of course the weekend marathon of games, we polished off the first batch of this snack mix in record time. I’m thinking we need to get another batch going…there’s got to be some game about to kickoff somewhere, right?
What is your favorite ‘snack hack’ for football games?
How fast can you eat a can of almonds? (If your answer is more than 4 minutes, then my father-in-law wins.)
Wasabi Soy Party Mix
- 3 cups corn cereal squares
- 3 cups rice cereal squares
- 2 cups small pretzels
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp sriracha
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 6 oz. Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds
- 1 cup dried green beans or dried peas
- 1½ cups sesame sticks
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- In a large bowl, combine corn cereal, rice cereal and pretzels; set bowl aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger and sesame seeds.
- Pour liquid mixture over cereal mixture; stir until well coated. Spread mixture onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 250°F for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Let mixture cool for 10 minutes and then toss with Blue Diamond almonds, green beans and sesame sticks.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.