Wasabi Soy Party Mix

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead!  This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!

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.  

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!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?

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!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.

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!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?

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!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.)

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!

Wasabi Soy Party Mix

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead!  This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 282kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • cups sesame sticks

Instructions

  • 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.

Ditch the chips and whip up a tasty snack hack instead! This Wasabi Soy Party Mix is a game-time favorite around our house!

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12 Comments

    1. Haha! We kinda did eat the entire bowl, Alice…and it makes a huge bowl! But that’s perfect for sharing during all of the bowl games coming up. (There’s 42 bowl games this year…that’s a lot of football!)

  1. Hi David! Gary just discovered the wasabi & soy sauce almonds and they don’t last long here! I love the flavors going on here and this will be replacing the traditional Chex Mix for the holidays! Although I will get all the pretzels, he doesn’t like pretzels, but that’s fine by me! 🙂

    1. Haha…now the real question is who would win between Gary and my father-in-law. It would be an epic race! Oh man, the pretzels are one of my favorite parts of snack mixes, Dorothy…all of the good flavors seem to just stick to the pretzels. 🙂 Let Gary have all of the cereal. We can keep the almonds and pretzels!

  2. YUM! This is so fun! What a great mix of crunchy fun flavors! One time I went out to eat with my family and my mum got some dish with wasabi on the side and she thought it was avocado!! She took a BIG bite and her mouth was burning!! hahaha, I’m sure this ratio of wasabi is WAY better!! 🙂

    1. Oh no! I can’t even imagine the look on her face when she ate a big bite of wasabi. That stuff is intense! I love it…but only in small amounts. Hope you are doing well, Cailee…thank you! 🙂

  3. You are the snack king! These would come in nicely around the holidays, football or not. Pardon me for implying that there might not be football! What I meant was, work parties, cocktail parties, and what not. You always need to be whipping up something like this, and it’s nice to have a good go-to recipe in your back pocket.

    1. I kinda like that nickname, Jeff! I’ve been called way worse. If I adopt the snack king as my semi-permanent name, can I at least have a crown? You’re right, though…there are so many reasons to whip up snacks and treats during the holidays. This snack mix definitely treated us well, though…and I’m ready to get another batch going.

    1. Snack lovers unite, Dannii! I am always snacking around here. Come mid-afternoon, I’m always hunting around in the kitchen to see what I can nibble on. And I’m usually craving something salty. This snack mix came in handy! Those wasabi peas are serious, though! I thought about using those in this mix, but I decided to go with dried beans instead…the peas might have been too intense!

  4. Your father-in-law has got me beat – no way can I polish off a tin of almonds in less than 4 minutes! Though I am trying to be a faster eater – Lil Shashi always pokes fun at me for how slow I am – these days, she’s started eating off my plate because she’s finished with hers! WTHeyyy???? if I made this wasabi – sriracha party mix, she’d end up eating more than me – someone needs to come up with a sneeze guard or stealer-block for plates for people who are slow eaters! You know what – SHE might just be able to beat your FIL !

    1. Haha…it’s ok to be a slow eater. You know, take your time. Have a good conversation with your tablemates. Way better than inhaling your food and running off to do something else. But just warn Lil Shashi–if she reaches over to my bowl of this snack mix, I’m slapping her hand away! She’s been warned! And I might pay to see FIL vs. Lil Shashi. Epic matchup right there! 🙂

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