Do you like snack mixes? I do! As a matter of fact, I love them. When given the choice of a snack mix or something like candy, I will choose the snack mix every time. And, of course, it is a standard at my house for get-togethers such as holidays, watching football or movies and to have on hand just to munch on.
I recently had the chance to try out Trixi’s Treasures Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixture. So, what is a Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixture? It is a 100% all natural powder mixture that you cook with one cup of oil or butter. Then, bake onto your favorite types of cereals, crackers, cookies, chips, pretzels, dried fruits, nuts, etc. It creates a unique “sweet, salty, savory” flavor and adds a light crunchy coating to each piece. All of the varieties of Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures are 100% all natural and contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or GMO’s, and they are gluten-free.
Trixi’s Treasures offers 5 varieties of Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures: Original, Sugar-Free, Mild, Spicy, and Wild “Ghost Pepper” Spicy (very, very HOT!!!). All of the mixtures, require one cup of butter, or any type of oil, such as, canola, vegetable, coconut, olive, sunflower, peanut, grapeseed, etc.
Trixi’s Treasures sent me several packages of their premade Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures in their original recipe. It was so YUMMY! The original recipe had just the right amount of salt and sweet mixed together. I will admit I almost took out the whole bag in one sitting.
They were also very generous in sending me a package of each of their flavors. So far, I have had the chance to try a couple of them and LOVED them both and so has everyone else that has tried them! It makes a ton, which makes it perfect for the coming holidays!
I love spicy foods, so of course I wanted to try out the Shantelyn “Spicy” Treasure Dust Mixture and the Shantelyn Wild ‘Ghost Pepper” Spicy Treasure Dust Mixture right off the bat! Let me show you how it went with the “Spicy” mix!
For my mix, I chose to go with using small pretzels, rice corn chex mix, bugles, cheese nips, and goldfish. I wanted to add some peanuts, but oops! I had forgotten those at the store. They would have been delicious in the mix! It’s also the beauty of the Dust Mixtures! You can use whatever you like in the snack mix.
I gathered a bit of each ingredient in a large roasting pan. Meanwhile, I heated a cup of butter on the stove and combined the Shantelyn “Spicy” Treasure Dust Mixture. When the ingredients were well mixed, I poured half over the ingredients in the roasting pan and stirred. It almost looks like a caramelized mixture.
I poured the remaining ingredients on top of the mix and stirred again. I then divided the mix into two separate pans for easier cooking. I popped them both into the oven.
The instructions stated 250 degrees for 90 minutes, stirring every 25 minutes. But, depending on your oven you may have to adjust up to 275 degrees (mine did fine on the 250 degrees). It sure smelled good in the oven!!!
The mix is done, when it is golden to dark brown and the pieces are loose. Mine came out nice and crunchy with each piece being coated with the awesome delishoussness of the Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixture. The “Spicy” had a little heat to it, but was not so hot that the whole family couldn’t enjoy it. The Shantelyn Wild ‘Ghost Pepper” Spicy Treasure Dust Mixture was pretty darn hot! So, I would recommend reserving this flavor for adults only.
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