Irie Jerk ‘Bits and Bites’

One of our favorite snacks around Christmas time are ‘Bits and Bites…or as some call it ‘Snack Mix‘. There is a basic recipe that many follow on the side of the shreddies or crispix box, but to spice it up and kick it up a notch, I have added some wonderful Jerk Spice from Jamaica.

It’s great to have around the holiday season, and it’s always nice to give a can or two away to family and friends.


3 cups of shreddies

3 cups of crispix

1 cups pretzels, your choice of shapes

1 1/2 cups mixed nuts ( or one can mixed nuts, take out the brazil nuts)

3 tbsp butter, melted

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp worchestershire sauce

1/2 tsp garlic salt or powder

1/12 tsp onion salt

2 – 3 tsps powdered Maggi Season Up Jerk spice ( depending on your tastes )

1/4 tsp of cayene pepper


Combine the cereal, nuts and pretzels and place on a cookie or baking sheet.  Melt the butter and add the lemon and worchestershire sauce.  Mix together all the dry spices in a bowl then add the butter.

Drizzle over the cereal mixture, gently tossing to coat all the cereal evenly.  Bake at 300 degree F for approximately 30 – 40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Yeilds 8 cups.  Enjoy this snack mix in the holiday Season!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Cynthia says:

    Yum! I always make something similar (not the one on the box though!) but I have never thought of adding a dry jerk, great idea! My husband may actually like it now if it has a hint of jerk! 🙂

    1. Sprat says:

      I love it Cynthia, as many others do…but I guess it just depends on the degree of jerk that you like! In food that is, not in men…hahaha 🙂 Enjoy!

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