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Vegan Copycat Cheez-it Party Mix

A vegan version of the greatest snack mix of all time! Vegan cheese crackers, pretzels and cereal. In a delicious seasoning mix! Baked to perfection!

Course: Snack
Servings: 12 people
Author: Lauren Hartmann
Ingredients
Vegan Cheese Crackers
  • 2 C. All purpose flour
  • 1/4 C. Nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 C. Vegan butter, I used Earth Balance
  • 1/2 C. + 1 Tbsp. Cold water
  • Extra salt for sprinkling on top
For the Party Mix
  • 1 C. Mini pretzels
  • 1 C. Pretzels sticks, broken in half
  • 1 C. Corn or Rice chex cereal, vegan
  • 1 C. Wheat chex cereal, vegan
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegan butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. Braggs amino acids, or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
Instructions
Make the Vegan Cheese Crackers
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. In a food processor, combine the dry ingredients. Pulse to combine. Then add the vegan butter, and start pulsing until the dough starts to get moist. Then while the processor is running, start adding the water slowly. Start with 1/2 C. and drizzle in until the dough pulls away from the sides and starts to form a ball. I used 1/2 C. and 1 Tbsp. 

  3. Once the dough is ready, place the dough onto a piece of parchment paper the size of a sheet pan. Press down, then place another piece of parchment paper on top. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin, from the middle out, until it is very thin. Not quite pasta thin, but close. Try to fill all of the parchment paper.

  4. Remove top piece of parchment, and place the dough and bottom parchment paper on a large sheet pan. Cut into 1 inch strips, then cut across in 1 inch strips so you have 1 inch squares. Poke a hole in the center of each cracker, then sprinkle with more salt. 

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the crackers are crisp. Turn off the oven and let cool in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Make the Party Mix
  1. While the cheese crackers are cooling, mix the pretzels and cereal together in a large bowl. 

  2. Now in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter, braggs or soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and onion powder and paprika. Then whisk in the water. 

  3. Once the crackers have cooled in the oven, break them apart and let them cool completely out of the oven. Once they are cool, add them to the rest of the party mix. Then pour in the seasoning mix. Stir to completely coat all of the snacks. 

  4. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Pour the party mix onto a sheet pan, and spread into a single layer. Bake at 275 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the seasoning mix has hardened and everything is crispy. Turn off the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Then let cool completely out of the oven. Time to party!

Recipe Notes

I have 1-2 tsp. turmeric as the measurement so you can decide how yellow you want them, I used about 1 1/2 tsp. I would start with 1 tsp. and see how they look!

You can make the cheese crackers the day before and store them in an air tight container or ziploc bag.

Store all of the party mix in a large ziploc bag to keep around for all your snacking needs.