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Asian Snack Mix

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 1 hr
Yield Makes 12 cups


  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy or teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil (optional)
  • 4 cups rice cereal squares
  • 4 cups wheat cereal squares
  • 1 (3-ounce) can chow mein noodles
  • 2 cups salted cashew halves
  • 3 (2.29-ounce) cans wasabi peas

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients, and, if desired, sesame oil in a medium bowl until well blended.

  2. Combine rice cereal squares and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly stir in butter mixture, tossing to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer in 2 (15- x 10-inch) jelly-roll pans.

  3. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; spread mixture on paper towels to cool completely.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rice Chex and Wheat Chex Cereals. Wasabi peas can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of large supermarkets.