Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chex Mix

A standard if kind of meh snack food that I never really got excited about, until my friend/coworker/crowd controller/fellow prison guard (depending on the day) AKA Grace, brought some homemade Chex Mix to work.....

.....Can you say UH-mazing! 

It all to quickly ran out and her Mom only makes it at Christmas, sad day freinds, sad day! 

And so we'd been rendered tasty-salty-slightly sweet-crunchy snack free, at least until I decided to stop being lazy and made some myself!

I found the base recipe on, where else, Pinterest and changed it up a bit, because where's the fun in following the recipe? ;-)

Chex Mix

1 stick butter
1/4 C worcestershire sauce
1 tsp spicy salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 C Wheat Chex
3 C Rice Chex 
3 C Apple Cinnamon Chex or Corn Chex
1 C pretzels
1 cup roasted salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 250.
Melt butter, add next 5 ingredients, set aside.
Mix rest of ingredients in a LARGE bowl and pour butter mix over it, toss to coat. Pour into an 11x15 pan, with sides, and cook for one hour, stirring every 15 mins.
Let cool, then store in an airtight container!
  
A few notes on the above recipe.....

You can of course substitute any mix of cereals you want, I added three cups of the wheat Chex, instead of just the one cup it called for and just added less of the others. The wheat are my fav, and since I'm making it I can be prejudiced that way, so there! =P

The original recipe also called for Bugles, which I wanted to add, but they didn't have them where I was buying everything else, so those will have to wait for the next batch!

The apple cinnamon Chex are amazing, so even if they seem weird, I promise the sweetness pairs really well with the savory butter mixture. Grace's Mom put apple cinnamon cheerios in her mix, so I can't claim the taste sensation as my own!