Chex Mix ruled back in the late 1950’s and 60’s and it was all home made then. There were no bags of it in the market in those days!
I start with the original Chex Mix recipe and crank it up a few notches with minced garlic, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and a few dashes of hot sauce. Then pour it over a mix of cereal, snack crackers and nuts. It’s garlicky and spicy and you will not be buying this version in the grocery store!
I make a large batch of it and give it to family, friends and neighbors at Christmas time. If you’ve never made Chex mix, you’ve got to give it a try! It’s pure crunchy yum!
Chex Mix, My Way
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
2 cups Goldfish Xtra Cheddar
3 cups Ritz Bits – Cheese
2 cups Planters Salt & Pepper Nut Mix
1 cup whole cashews
2 cups Gardetto’s Roasted Garlic Rye Chips
2 cups Bagel Chips
2 cups Bugels
2 to 2½ sticks butter
6 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
3 dashes hot sauce
In a large aluminum foil roasting pan, combine first 10 ingredients.
Divide evenly between 2 aluminum foil roasting pans or baking sheets with high sides.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add remaining ingredients and microwave until the butter is melted; stir well.
Pour sauce over chex mix evenly between 2 pans, stirring well to cover it all as your pour.
Bake in a 250-degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
Grab a handful and enjoy!!!
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Also, check out my friend, Linda’s blog, at My Kind of Cooking for her great recipes and cookbook giveaway!