Fish Food- AKA: World's Greatest Snack Mix
I am the ultimate snacker. Finger foods are my absolute favorite. My ideal meal is a cheese board, wine, and fish food. Okay well, I love a steak and sweet potato too. It's official.. I'm a foodie. I cannot tell you how many times we have made this snack mix for parties, tailgates, holidays, birthdays or just because a friend is in need of some fish food. Once you make this I promise you will be surprised how easy it is. Beware.. if you take this anywhere you better have this recipe on hand. This is the BEST snack mix ever... I bring this every time I travel. After two airplane rides my gallon sized Ziploc is gone thanks to me and neighboring passengers devouring it.
Since you will have people asking you to make this recipe... I decided to help you out. The revamp started when I would check out at the grocery store my eyes would become the size of my head due to the $$$ on the total. The original recipe was so expensive to make. My sister and I changed it to make it piggy bank friendly. Now we can continue making it for our friends/family... lucky you ;)
Makes 2 Gallon Ziploc's full of fabulous fish food....
1 Jumbo box of Cheddar goldfish (Yes that huge one that looks like it will last a year..shaped like a milk carton)
1 box of four cheese or white cheddar cheeze-its
1 Bag of oyster crackers (large crackers not the tiny ones)
1 bag of whole pecans
1 Package of dry ranch dressing seasoning
1 Package of dry Italian dressing seasoning
1/2 stick of unsalted butter (melted but not too hot) (My sister likes it with one stick of butter and 1/4 cup of olive oil... I try to make it a tad healthier by only 1/2 a stick.. up to you)
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 Tbs of Worcestershire
Lawry's season salt and a dash of cayenne pepper if you want a hint of spice -- also you can use any seasoning doesn't have to lawry's (I use the reduced sodium kind)- make sure if you aren't using a season salt to add some salt.
Arrange all goldfish, crackers and pecans on 2 baking sheets. Melt butter and combine all ingredients in a bowl-- whisk well and do this very very quickly before seasoning clumps up. Pour half mixture on the first pan and half the mixture on the second. TOSS WELL.... I mean extra well. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Toss every 15 minutes.