My husband is a tremendous fan of Bits and Bits, specifically the barbeque flavour, which can be tricky to find. His ultimate preference, however, is his mom’s homemade Bits and Bits, and understandably so; I have yet to consume anything my mother-in-law has prepared that is anything shy of phenomenal, and her Bits and Bites are no exception.
I have yet to acquire the recipe from Blaine’s mom, and while I imagine no other version can even come close to hers, I thought I would look online for a recipe to make some homemade Bits and Bites to share with all of you. This recipe comes from thekitchenmagpie.com.
- 2 cups of salted butter melted
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 2-3 tablespoons garlic powder 3 is my dad’s level!
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 8 cups of Crispix Cereal plain corn and rice
- 4 cups of Rice Chex
- 4 cups plain Cheerios
- 4 cups of pretzel sticks
- 1 box cheese stick crackers
- Optional spices: 1/2 tbsp onion powder very good 1/2 tbsp dried dill, ( haven’t tried it but sounds great!)
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
- In a very large roaster, combine the cereals, nuts, crackers and pretzels. In microwave (or on stove) melt butter and mix in spices and Worcestershire. Pour over dry ingredients and stir gently to mix thoroughly.
- Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring gently with a spoon every 25 minutes or so.
- The mix will be done when you can see that all of the butter mixture has been absorbed and is dry,” the recipe explains.
I can’t promise you that this version of homemade Bits and Bites is better than Blaine’s mom’s, but it has fantastic ratings, so I figured it would be a good one to share. I imagine you could add any spices you so desire to this recipe, so the versatility and flexibility mean it can be altered to suit just about everyone’s preference.
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