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Asian Party Mix

Deliciously Different Asian Party Mix

Tamara Andersen
Wasabi peas, sesame sticks, roasted cashews and honey roasted peanuts tossed with a sesame, ginger, and tamari sauce and sprinkled with furikake... Deliciously Different Asian Party Mix delivers umami, salty, savory, spicy, and a hint of sweet in one delicious handful!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Servings 24 ½ cup servings
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sauce Mix

  • cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (it's spicy!)
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups rice Chex
  • 3 ½ cups waffle or mini pretzels
  • 2 cups wasabi peas
  • 1 cup sesame sticks
  • 1 cup cashews (pieces are fine)
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons furikake
  • .17 ounces seaweed snacks, crumbled (optional, see notes)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees (225 convection).
    Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients, and heating in the microwave about 1 minute.
    In a very large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Toss gently.
    Pour the sauce mixture over slowly as you toss it together.
    Scrape the mixture onto two 13 x 9 baking pans coated with non-stick spray. Scrape any sauce remaining in the bowl over top. Sprinkle with furikake (about a tablespoon per pan) and seaweed (if using). 
    Place in the preheated oven. Stir at 15 minute intervals, sprinkling with additional furikake after each stir if you love the flavor...
    Cook until the mixture is completely dry and toasted.
    Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

Calories are an estimate based on MyFitnessPal and my specific ingredients. Yours will vary.
Mirin is a Japanese rice wine with some sweetness and acidity. Click here for substitution instructions.
We buy seaweed snacks in a small cellophane tray at our local Asian market. They're super thin and easy to crumble over top. The amount crumbles down to a couple of tablespoons at most.
I add furikake each time I stir the mixture. I am not super heavy-handed with it like many furikake party mix recipes tend to be. I use about ½ the jar on the two pans.
Cooking time varies widely according to humidity, your appliance, the exact amount of liquid to dry ratio, etc. It is important to cook until the mixture is completely dry, stirring regularly to keep it from burning.
I suggest pans with sides (like a cake pan) rather than a baking sheet. With all the stirring, you will lose some pieces over the side of the pan if you use a baking sheet! Trust me, I did it!

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal
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