Every year I bake, box up and ship out goodie packages to many colleagues and customers.
Josh’s Cracker Mix has been a standout hit.
Josh Rex is my first cousin and fellow Penn State Nittany Lionalumni.
At his wedding he gave out goodie bags filled with this mix for munching.
John Lewis of JLPN in Oregon has nick-named it ‘Christmas Crack’ because you can’t stop eating it. Enjoy but watch you don’t get addicted!
‘Christmas Crack’ Recipe
Combine dry ingredients in a large roasting pan:
1 box triangular Triscuits
1 box white cheddar Cheez-its
1 box Wheat Thins
1 box mini Ritz Sandwich Crackers
(regular cheese flavor or for those who like spicy use Kickin-it Cheddar)
1 box cracker of your choice. I actually use a bag of Pepperidge Farm fish crackers AND 1 box Keeblers Mini Club Crackers (all or part of the Mini Club Crackers works)
In a mixing bowl combine:
1 cup veg or canola oil
2 packages dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1/8 to 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Dill Weed
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Pour wet mixture over crackers.
Mix well to coat.
Bake in oven for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
Turn off oven and leave in pan in oven overnight to cool.
When completely cool, package in airtight baggie or containers.
Makes about 8 servings.
Can be frozen in zip lock baggies if needed.