Serves: 20 | Prep: 5 min | Cook: 15 min | Ready: 20 min
3 1/2 c. Corn Chex cereal
3 1/2 c. Rice Chex cereal
1/2-3/4 c. pretzel nuggets
1/2-3/4 c. mini pretzels
1/2-3/4 c. sesame sticks
1/2-3/4 c. Special Request Garlic chips
1-1 1/2 c. beer nuts
1-1 1/2 c. almonds and cashew mix
1 c. brown ale beer
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
6 T. butter
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 T. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
*Pretty much any ingredients work in this mix as long as you keep the liquid to dry ratio the same.
*Once you have combined all ingredients adjust dry goods if there seems to be too much butter mixture.
In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, pretzels, garlic chips and nuts. Set aside.
In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, place ale. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in brown sugar, butter, worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
*Option 1: Microwave uncovered on High 5-6 to minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.
*Option 2: Pre-heat oven to 250°. Put cereal and seasoning mixture into ungreased roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.