Party with CHEX PARTY MIX with SRIRACHA


OK, I can see you rolling your eyes now...

This is not your run of the mill Chex mix recipe off the back of the box, this is my recipe, a spicier version!  




Way back in the early 1950’s, Ralston Purina wanted a way to get people to eat a lot more of its cereal.  That’s when the classic recipe for the famous snack mix was printed on the back of Wheat Chex and Rice Chex boxes.  The recipe included Worcestershire sauce, butter, garlic salt, salt and nuts baked in an oven.  



There were no garlic chips, no pretzels, no bagel chips, or onion powder, not even Corn Chex in the recipe back then.  Corn Chex did not appear until 1958.

Chex mix was the rage back in the early 1950’s, when it was called “Party Mix.”  People made big batches for parties, and gatherings or for snacking on while watching TV.  

I followed that original recipe for many years and then branched out experimenting with it...


Recently, McCormick’s introduced their great Sriracha Seasoning, which guarantees a hot and spicy Chex mix.  If you do not care for Sriracha, add more garlic powder and onion powder, or maybe a few drops of hot sauce; whatever your taste.

The truly great thing about making your own snack mix is that you control the ingredients, and can customize the flavors according to your taste. 

This is my favorite way of making it ~ no more picking out the little pieces that we don’t like!


Sriracha Chex Party Mix
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

3 cups each, Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex
2 cups pretzels
1 cup Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzel Pieces
1 cup Roasted Garlic Rye Chips
1 cup mixed nuts
1½  sticks butter
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons Chef Prudhomme’s Magic Salt Free Seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons McCormick Sriracha Seasoning

Method:

Preheat oven to 250°.
In large bowl, mix the Chex cereals, pretzels, rye chips and cashews.
Divide between 2 large baking sheets.
Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour half of the the butter mixture  over each baking sheet, tossing to combine.
Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. 
Let set until cool, store in airtight container.



Enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. I love this hot chili sauce, but never thought of using it this way...brilliant!
    Happy New Year, Pam!

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  2. Hi Pam, Hope that you and yours had a terrific Christmas! Our daughter-in-law makes up a tangier party mix every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her's is good but I personally would love your spicy version! I've been known to sprinkle Tabasco into a bowl of popcorn and then stir it up so this sriracha version is right in my wheelhouse! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! We did. Tabasco on popcorn, have to try that one. Bet your DIL's is good too! Take care

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  3. Delicious! Might have been the best batch yet!

    (Maybe just a little more hot sauce though... :) )

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    1. Thanks, Bubba! You're right, it could've used more in my book too. ❤

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    1. Hi Anne! I only make it at Christmas time, will have to change that!

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  5. Great job, Pam! I make my own too! Love me some spice and for Tim, I make maple peanut butter. I never used the spice mix you mentioned. Pretty cool 😎 stuff you got!

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    1. Hi Ivy! That maple PB sounds good. The Prudhomme seasoning has just the right spices for me. Thanks!

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  6. We always had this as a kid and I like your kicked up version.

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  7. Kicked up indeed! Sounds fabulous. I'll make this and open some champagne!!!

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    1. Yep, kicked up, Mimi! Champagne will work with it! Thanks!

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  8. Boy, do I remember Party Mix. It was my mothers go-to for parties, back in the 50s and 60s. But, this ain't my mother Party Mix. I wish we could get the Chex cereals over here as you version sounds additive. Not to worry though, I passed this on to my daughter in Oregon who's having a big NY Eve party. We got to keep that tradition going.

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    1. Hi Ron! Yes, it was the rage back then and I still like it. Woo hoo for your daughter! Thanks for the visit!

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  9. Dear Pam, I remember when it was all the rage. I love the party mix.
    I like the heat added too.
    I wish you and yours the very best for a beautiful and blessed New Year. xo Catherine

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    1. Hi Catherine! Yes, I remember back then also. Thanks so much for your kind wishes and here's wishing the same for you! Happy blessed New Year. xo

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  10. It sounds good - a great party nibble.

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    1. Thanks, Cakelaw! Love those party nibbles!

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  11. No eye rolling here! If I didn't know I'd eat the entire batch I'd have my coat on and be off to the grocery. It sounds delicious and the mixture would be great over popcorn. Wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! Oh, popcorn would be great with it. This can be an addictive thing. Here's wishing you the best in 2019! Take care

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  12. Sounds good, but I never have parties like that these days, just dinner parties limited to the number of seats at my dining room table.

    We always ate Chex cereals at breakfast when I was growing up, and I remember the recipe on the box -- I'm one of those people who reads every word on the cereal boxes, can't help it. But I don't think my mother ever made any Party Mix. It just wouldn't have been her style. I like it now when someone serves it to me, and would probably like it even better with the hot flavors you add.

    Have a great New Year!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! I get you with the dinner parties, the same here. And I still love Chex cereal for breakfast. My mother very rarely made Party Mix, definitely wasn't her style. But, we all like it here, some more than others. Hot is good! Have a great New Year your way!

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  13. This shouts Christmas to me. When I was little
    my Mom made this each Christmas, it has a
    certain taste that homemade Chex mix has.

    Mr. Ken would love the spicy version.

    M : )

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  14. Hi Melinda! I bet it was great when your Mom made it! I like spicy too, a little kick to it. Happy New Year!

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  15. I had no idea there was such a thing as sriracha powder. What?!?!?!?! I tried making some spicy pretzels last night and wish I had known about this miracle ingredient! :)

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    1. It's great, Debra! I use it quite a bit. Thanks!

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  16. I've never heard of the word 'sriracha', but I guessed if it's in your hands and kitchen, then it must be something good and tasty.
    Judging by the various ingredients used, the mix with the sriracha condiment is indeed like that.
    Happy 2019 to you and yours!

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    1. It's hot and spicy, Duta. A good seasoning for meat and more. Happy 2019 to you!

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