Like most good recipes, this one is based on taste and improvisation, something I'm not so familiar with in the kitchen. Baking requires a somewhat precise hand whereas Trash requires a dash of this, a pour of that, a craving for another this. You can make it whatever you want, really.
All of the ingredients are left to soak up the spices and oils. Every 20 minutes or so, you can stir everything around to make sure each bite is soaking up the goodness. Once things are crunchy and don't appear squishy, you're ready to dive in. If there's too much marinade, you can always add more munchies, especially oat or rice squares since they'll soak up the most juice.
What are some of your holiday baking/cooking traditions? Even if it's Chinese food and a matinee movie, traditions are traditions.
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- Splash of sriracha
- 2 cups of mixed nuts
- 1 cup of pretzels
- 1 cup of stuffed pretzels
- 2 cups of rice square cereal
Note: You can change the quantities of munchies to your liking and swap out for other items
- Preheat the oven to 250. In a 9x13 baking pan, melt the butter.
- Once the butter is melted, add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and sriracha as well as any other desired spices. Mix together.
- Pour the nuts, pretzels and cereal (or any other munchies) into the pan. Stir to coat with the spice sauce.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minute intervals. After 20 minutes, carefully stir and return to the oven.
- Continue baking until the sauce is baked into the munchies and they appear crunchy.
- Trash can be stored in jars and shared as holiday gifts or served in a bowl at a party.