Mixing it Up

This afternoon I got to work on what I was going to bring to the bbq tonight.  I decided on furikake party mix.  It’s not exactly the healthiest of things and not a part of my usual, more healthful, repertoire, but it’s fun to mix it up every once in a while.  😛

So, what IS furikake?  This is furikake...

There area lot of different kinds.  This one in particular is  Aji Nori Furikake.  It’s basically just a mix of dried green seaweed, roasted sesame seeds, sugar, and salt.  It smells SO good and taste even better.  Sometimes I’ll sprinkle it on rice and it gives it a nice salty kicky.

Furikake party mix is a popular snack in Hawaii and since it’s only available all the way across the Pacific ocean, the only way I can get it in Texas is to make it myself.  It’s basically a more asian version of chex mix.

K’s Furikake Partayy Mix

Wet:

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or earth balance
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey or light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup canola oil, olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 2 T shoyu or soy sauce
Dry:
  • 6 cups crispex cereal
  • 2 cups honeycomb cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 1 bottle furikake (~2 oz)

Preheat oven to 250.

In a saucepan heat butter, sugar, oil, soy sauce, and light corn syrup over medium-low heat.  (If using honey, heat everything else first and stir in once butter is melted.)

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine crispex, honeycomb, pretzels, and popcorn.

Pour the wet into the dry and mix until the dry mix is fully coated.

Break out the furikake…

Then sprinkle in the furikake and mix to evenly coat.

Pour furikake mix onto baking sheets and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 mins.

Enjoy!

I like to mix it up every time with different types of cereals and snacks, but always keeping the crispex as my base.  Usually bugels are used in this mix in place of popcorn, but I’m not really into bugels. I like to use pita chips (broke in pieces), chex, or captain crunch too.

Well, I’m off to the bbq…let’s hope its a crowd pleaser! 🙂

What are some of your favorite snacks or dishes to bring to summer bbq’s/parties?