I’ve shared this recipe before, but it’s hidden on a post with other stuff, so I felt it was time to give it its own time to shine.
There are a lot of things I look forward to during the holiday season, and one of those things is this Chex Mix.
Could I make it anytime? Yes.
Do I? Nope.
It’s not fancy, but it’s something we anticipate every holiday season. Here’s how to make my bold Chex Mix.
– 3 cups each of wheat, rice, and corn Chex cereal (off brand is fine!)
– 8 oz. of butter
– 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
– 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– whatever else you’d like to add: pretzels, nuts, crackers, etc.
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. Melt 8 tablespoons of butter.
3. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter with the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir.
4. Pour in the Chex cereal plus whatever additions you have.
5. Stir until the butter mixture coats the cereal well.
6. Pour cereal onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
7. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
8. Transfer to parchment paper or newspaper to cool.
9. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container.
You can do this in the microwave, and it saves a lot of time. I used to do it like this, but I think the oven gives it a better flavor. If you want to microwave, do 15-20 minutes in the bowl, stirring every 5 minutes.
As you can tell from the ingredient amounts, this is a garlicky, salty Chex Mix. If you don’t like loud flavors, this will not be the recipe for you. This is like the original recipe from the side of the Chex Mix cereal box, but turned up about 10 times. Make sure you have a glass of water on standby.
I like to include a bag of this with my holiday cookie deliveries. It’s a nice savory balance to sweets. I’d make this for your next holiday party or gathering. Just set it on the table with all the other snacks and see what happens.
Then share this link with everyone because it’s gonna be a hit. I promise.
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