Gluten-Free Bowl Mix

bowl mixYou may think Gluten-Free Bowl Mix is so named because it’s made in a bowl or served in a bowl. I guess that COULD be true, but we call it that because we like to crunch on big old handfuls while watching football during the holidays. Of course, that means we’re watching lots of bowl games – you get the picture!
It’s easy to find the mix ingredients now that mainstream food companies are making gluten-free cereal and most boxes are clearly marked. Be sure to check the Cheerios box to make sure you see the gluten-free stamp. I saw some boxes in a dollar store the other day that were not gluten-free.

My sister recently introduced us to Certified Gluten-Free baked Goldfish Mega Cheese Puffs. Now I like to include them in the mix for an occasional cheesy bite. You can add even more than I’ve included in the recipe; just make sure to add them at the end after everything has cooled off.
Here’s the recipe I used for tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship game:

Gluten-Free Bowl Mix

6 tbsp butter
4 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
2 cups gluten-free Cheerios
1 1/4 cups mixed nuts
1 1/4 cups small gluten-free pretzel twists
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 cup gluten-free Goldfish Mega Cheese Puffs

Preheat oven to 250º.

Place butter in a large roasting pan and put in oven until melted. While butter is melting, mix cereals, nuts, and pretzels together in large bowl. Remove butter from oven and stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Pour cereal mixture into roasting pan and stir until all pieces are coated in the butter and seasoning.

Bake at 250º for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. If you like a few burned edges, after 45 minutes of baking, increase the temperature to 350º and reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes. Once the mix has baked, remove it from oven and place on paper towels to drain and cool. Once completely cool, stir in Goldfish and place in an airtight container until time for the game.

We’re carrying our Bowl Mix to a friend’s house to watch the game and enjoy sausage balls, vegetables and hummus, and personality Snickers. That’s what we call food, football and fun! I hope you have some fun planned as well.
Roll Tide! (That’s for my daughter-in-law.)

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Author: Cheri Thriver

Hello, Cheri Thriver here blogging about cooking, thriving, and the intersection of the two. I’ve been living a gluten-free lifestyle for over 15 years. I understand that it’s rarely a lack of knowledge or the availability of appropriate food that keeps us from making healthy choices. More often than not, it’s an emotional connection, previous trauma, or fear of social reprisal that keeps us stuck. My wish is that you’ll find something here that informs, entertains, or inspires you to change anything that needs to be changed for you to live fully and thrive.

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