Everyone seems to love a “crunchy kibble” to munch on, and a homemade Chex party mix has got to be among the top on the list of favorites. I know that this snack is readily available in the chip isle, however there is absolutely no comparison to the flavor and goodness you get from roasting your own. For me, party mix is one of the basics for the holiday season. It is also very fun to make your own favorite flavor combinations, and is a great activity to do with your “little helpers”. So instead of reaching for a bag at the market, take a little time and make your own custom blend. I am willing to bet you will love it, and will probably find yourself thinking about what you will add next time.
To prepare Original Chex Party Mix:
Cooks note: Have some fun creating your own combinations of mix. Add whatever sounds fun and good to you.
- 3 cups Corn Chex® cereal
- 3 cups Rice Chex® cereal
- 3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
- 1 cup mixed nuts
- 1 cup bite-size pretzels
- 1 cup garlic-flavor bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.