The Edmond Sun

July 6, 2012

MIO Coalition offers summer snack recipes

Recipes use state products from Hiland Dairy, Clements Foods, Twin Foods and Bar-S

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — With temperatures on the rise, Oklahomans are heading to the pool with a towel, sunscreen and a cooler full of snacks. The Made in Oklahoma Coalition offers Can’t Stop Eating Chex Mix and Roasted Onion Dip that are sure to satisfy your mid-afternoon cravings.

These recipes include ingredients from four MIO Coalition members: Clements Foods Company, Hiland Dairy Company, Twin Foods, Inc. and Bar-S Foods Company.

Can’t Stop Eating Chex Mix


Two cups Rice Chex

Two cups Corn Chex

Two cups Wheat Chex

Two cups Cheerios

Two cups pretzels

One and one-half tablespoons taco seasoning

Two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

One and one-half tablespoons Hiland Butter

Four tablespoons (Rounded) Granny’s Good Ol’ Fashion Bacon Drippings


Heat oven to 250 degrees.

In a roasting or cake pan, add and mix the cereals and pretzels. In a small saucepan over low heat, add the remaining ingredients. Whisk ingredients until melted and taco seasoning is incorporated. While whisking/stirring, pour mixture very slowly and as evenly as possible over the cereal mixture. Next, carefully stir the mixture to get most of the mix coated, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring well.

 Cook final 15 minutes. Stir and pour out on paper towels to cool. Put in closeable container and enjoy!


Roasted Onion Dip


Two cups thinly sliced sweet onion, such as Vidalia

One tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

One tablespoon balsamic vinegar

One-half teaspoon kosher salt

One cup Hiland Sour Cream

Three-fourths cup Garden Club Mayonnaise

One teaspoon garlic salt

One teaspoon onion powder

One-half teaspoon ground white pepper

One-half teaspoon dried dill weed

Two to three strips Bar-S bacon, crumbled


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a shallow baking sheet, toss together sliced onions, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes; remove and cool completely.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, blend remaining ingredients. When onions are cool, chop coarsely, and add to sour cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate for two hours to allow flavors to marry. Top with crumbled Bar-S bacon and serve with your favorite chips or fresh veggies.

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