In a very large plastic container with a sealable lid combine the crackers and the nuts. Seal the lid and gently roll the container until the crackers and nuts are well mixed. I actually use a big silver bowl & use both hands to keep mixing until all are mixed.
In 2 cup container mix the coating ingredients. Drizzle over the crackers and nuts. Seal the container and gently roll the container for 4 minutes until all the crackers and nuts are coated or just keep mixing in large bowl with hands. Let set out on counter to sorta air dry for about an hour. Place the mixture into resealable bags or containers for 24 hours. Repeat for the rest of the ingredients. I store in the fridge in sealable bag.
Approximate a ½ box of crackers by taking the waxed paper pouches out of the boxes so you can see how much is in each bag. DON’T FORGET TO BUY 3 BOXES OF THE CHEDDAR RITZ CHIPS TO MAKE 2 BATCHES. If you can’t find the exact brand of crackers in the recipe, substitute crackers you like.
Place in plastic bread bags & tie with raffia for gift giving.