I’m here today to share the least original content of all time – a Chex mix recipe!
I’m not sure why, but my family only ever makes what we call ‘party mix’ at Christmas time. That just makes it all the more special since we only make and eat it once a year. Obviously there’s a Chex mix recipe on the side of any Chex cereal box, and you can buy the pre-made stuff at the store, but I love to make my own.
I like to deviate from the standard recipe, by cutting out the bagel chips and adding Cheerios and pecans. And I gotta come clean with you – I use four times the amount of butter that the original recipe calls for. Three whole sticks of butter. That’s insane! Plus, I use five times as much of all of the spices. You don’t even want to know what that sodium adds up to. I tell you this just to be clear that this recipe can in no way be classified as a healthy snack.
But of course the great thing about a recipe like this is that you can adjust it to your taste!
- 6 c. Corn Chex
- 6 c. Wheat Chex
- 6 c. Rice Chex
- 3 c. Cheerios
- 2 c. stick pretzels
- 2 ½ c. unsalted peanuts
- 3 c. chopped pecans
- 2 ½ tsp. onion powder
- 7 ½ tsp. seasoned salt
- 3 ¾ tsp. garlic powder
- 24 T. butter unsalted
- 10 T. Worcestershire sauce
- Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
- Combine butter and seasonings in a microwaveable bowl or measuring cup. Cover and microwave for two minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir.
- In a large, shallow oven-safe container, mix pretzels, nuts, and cereals, stirring to combine.
- Bake for 1 ½ hours, removing and stirring it every 15 minutes.
This recipe is adapted from the classic Chex™ Mix Recipe.
Have any favorite holiday snack traditions of your own?
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