• 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mild smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 1 rounded cup broken plain unseasoned bagel chips
  • 1 rounded cup unseasoned thin halved pretzel sticks do not use thick pretzel rods
  • 1 cup unsalted, unseasoned mixed nuts, plain
  • 16 small round rice crackers broken up, each about 2 inches diameter
  • Stir the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and cayenne (if using) in a large bowl until uniform.
  • Add the bagel chips, pretzel sticks, nuts, and rice crackers. Toss and stir until everything is yummy-coated, with no more than a drop or two of melted butter at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Set the machine to "Air Fry.". Set the temperature to 350°F and the timer to 8 Minutes (which will be a little more than you need). Press Start.
  • When the machine beeps, indicating "Add Food," or is heated to the proper temperature, scrape and pour the ingredients from the bowl into the basket or onto the tray in a fairly compact layer, although with some overlap. The party mix should not be more than 1/2 inch deep. Use separate trays or work in batches as necessary.
  • Air-fry, tossing the ingredients once every minute but otherwise ignoring any "Turn Food" indicator, until the mix is lightly browned and quite fragrant, maybe 5 or 6 Minutes. If you’ve used multiple trays, swap them top to bottom at about the halfway point in the cooking process. You may also want to Air-Fry the mix for 1 or 2 Minutes longer than we suggest if you like a bit of a burnt crunch.
  • Turn off the machine and dump the party mix into a large bowl. Wait for at least 5 Minutes to dig in. The party mix can be kept at room temperature for about an hour.
  • Add 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas) with the bagel chips.
  • For a dairy-free mix, substitute 3 tbsp peanut oil or coconut oil for the butter.
  • Substitute rendered bacon fat for the butter. (You don’t have any around? Turn to page 151 and make some Irresistible Bacon.)
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