Homemade Gardetto’s Recipe

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO’S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

Gardettos are so much easier to make at home than you would think.

This Gardettos Recipe can get me through any tough day. In college I was OBSESSED with Gardetto’s. I would stay up late procrastinating and popping this snack mix like candy. I probably could have learned a bit about everything in moderation, but they were just SO darn good! I never dreamed that I could make it in large batches at home so easily.

So often I look back and wish I would have started cooking earlier, but then I probably wouldn’t have this blog all about learning to cook. We already have a favorite Chex Mix recipe on the blog (Mom’s famous for it!) but now we have these Homemade Gardetto’s as an option as well. So flavorful, delicious, and easy! The spicy and salty combination makes this snack mix recipe all I need in life!

Move over Chex Mix, there’s a new favorite snack mix recipe in town!

 

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

How to make Homemade Gardetto’s:

We adapted this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Cravings by Chrissy Tiegen. Not only is Chrissy an amazing model and the funniest person on Twitter, she’s also an incredible cook. She compiled some of her favorite approachable and creative recipes into her cookbook and I love it SO much. So many fun and tasty options. These Homemade Gardetto’s stuck out to me as one I wanted to try right away and they took me back to college with the first bite.

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

Tips and tricks for making Gardettos at home:

You know those dark brown little chips in Gardettos? They’re just little spiced pieces of dried rye bread. We made a couple tweaks like using Gardetto’s toast pieces in the recipe instead of toasting our own bread.

If you’d like to make your own, you can use small wheat slices like THESE, cut them into fourths, and toast them before throwing them into the mix. An awesome option for sure! We just opted for the easiest path possible to making this recipe exactly like the original.

If you make an amazing snack mix recipe at home, you need some good cocktails to wash it down with. We recommend our Skinny Margarita, Summer Shandy, Champagne Sangria, or Party Punch if you’re serving a crowd. Game Day here we come!

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

Homemade Gardetto’s are a fun and easy recipe your friends and family are sure to love. They might even make you famous!

I hope this recipe brings you joy and calms your snack cravings! Hopefully it makes its way to your Super Bowl party, Christmas table, Summer BBQs, long road trips, and beyond. It’s one of our favorite ways to snacks to sneak into the movie theater :). It’s insanely good!

If you’re looking for more homemade snack mix recipes be sure to check out our Butter Toffee PretzelsEasy Candied Walnuts, Sriracha Maple Oyster Crackers, and Homemade Chex Mix Recipe. Enjoy!

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Gardettos. Enjoy!

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This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! Love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients. Perfect for tailgating or holiday get togethers.
Homemade Gardetto’s
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Gardettos are my weakness for salty spicy snack mix. This recipe for HOMEMADE GARDETTO'S is a fun and easy way to make a delicious snack mix for your family! We love the flavor and that you can control all of the ingredients to make it just like your family loves it. This Gardettos Recipe is perfect for tailgating, homemade gifts, family BBQs, or holiday get togethers. No need to buy it when you can make it at home!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
  • 6 cups Chex cereal rice and corn work well
  • 3 ounce pkg. Grissini Torinesi Thin Breadsticks broken into 2" pieces
  • 2 cups Itty Bitty Minis Pretzels
  • .5 cup butter 1/2 stick
  • 1 ounce ranch seasoning dry
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • tablespoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Gardetto Special Request Garlic Rye Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Since this recipe requires two baking sheets, set one oven rack to upper middle and one to lower middle.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal, breadsticks and pretzels.
  3. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine butter, Dry Ranch Dip, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Whisk well and cook until butter melts. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir well and pour butter mixture over the cereal mixture. Stir until all dry ingredients are thoroughly coated.
  5. Spread half of the cereal mixture, in an even layer, onto a baking sheet. Pour the remaining half over the second baking sheet.
  6. Place baking sheets in the 300°F oven and cook a total of 30 minutes. After 15 minutes, add half the Gardetto Rye Chips to each tray and stir.
  7. Rotate the baking sheets, top-to-bottom and front-to-back. Bake another 15 minutes. If the cereal isn't crispy, bake another 5-15 minutes.
  8. Pour the baked mix onto a clean dishcloth to cool.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
  10. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Gardetto’s
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 1102mg 46%
Potassium 225mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 6.7%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 66.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

AROUND THE WEB: Looking for more great homemade snack mixes? Check out these favorites. Ranch Snack Mix, Parmesan Garlic Mix, and Sweet and Salty Trail Mix.

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Wow.Thank you very much for this crispy tip.I used to buy gardettos.You made me to prepare this at my home.Loved it
Vic
Yum! Excited to make this! But Please take out that apostrophe!
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Vic! The Brand actually uses an apostrophe so it must be someone's last name :) http://gardettos.com/
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