by October 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,674 0


Scramble – The perfect hurricane snack. (Rachel Nania)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT] 

First and foremost, I hope everyone is staying safe out there. I know a lot of us see these days off from work as “free days” to drink during a Monday afternoon and (in my case) clean the entire house like it’s never been cleaned before. But this storm is causing lots of damage, so please take it seriously!

But if you are safe and a little stir crazy, chances are, you are also hungry. (I died a little inside when I heard Pete’s Pizza was closed on Monday… and my stomach definitely didn’t like that news.)

There is something about snow days (or hurricane days) that make me want to do nothing but live under a fleece blanket, drink hot chocolate and eat junk food… lots and lots of salty junk food. If you have the same cravings, I have just the thing for you.

This recipe has a bit of an odd name — it’s called “scramble.” But I promise you, the snack is much better than the name. This take on a homemade Chex Mix takes several hours to bake (on low) and needs to be stirred frequently, but the labor is definitely worth the final product. And please, don’t balk at the amount of butter; the recipe makes a lot and you will be eating it (with your friends and neighbors) for days. And the best part… it will keep when the food in your fridge goes bad due to power outages.

So now tell me, Borderstan – what’s your favorite hurricane day snack or meal?

Making a Scramble


  • 1 box of rice chex
  • 1 box Cheerios
  • 1 bag of thin pretzel sticks or squares
  • 1 lb of pecans
  • 1 lb (4 sticks) of butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Empty the dry ingredients (rice chex, Cheerios, pretzels and pecans) into a large roasting pan.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwaveable safe bowl. Add the garlic salt, the onion powder and the worcestershire sauce. Whisk it all together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix it all together.
  5. Bake for 3-4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  6. Share with friends and enjoy!

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