Chex Mix for Days!

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You may know that at Blue Ridge, we always have some kind of sweet treat hanging around...Thanks to two of our lovely ladies, our yogis were able to enjoy some savory snacks, too!

Thanks Janice and Susan for sharing your crunchy creations with us! Everyone loved your chex mix!

Pick your favorite or try them both!

 

Party Mix (from Tom's Kitchen) 

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Wheat Chex, 14oz
  • 1/2 big box of Rice Chex, 12 oz (5 1/2 C)
  • 1/2 big box of Corn Chex, 12 oz (5 1/2 C)
  • 1 bag Snyder's Butter Snap Pretzels, 12oz
  • 1 box Cheez-Its, 12.5oz
  • 1 tub Deluxe Mixed Nuts w/ Sea Salt, 36oz (Sam's)
  • 12 oz butter
  • 1/2 C Worcestershire
  • 2 T Lowery Seasoned Salt
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder

Directions:

  1. Layer the first 6 ingredients into a 12" x 20" roasting pan. Use multiple layers of each ingredient to get a good mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add the other ingredients and stir.
  3. Pour about 1/2 of the butter mix over the party mix.
  4. Pour the party mix from the original roasting pan into a second roasting pan.
  5. Pour the remainder of the spice mix over the party mix.
  6. Bake at 250F for 1 hour.
  7. Every 15 minutes, take the mix out of the oven and pour into the other roasting pan. This eliminates trying to stir the mix. 
  8. Let cool.

This recipe will make about one big popcorn can or three 9" cookie cans of Party Mix. Enjoy!

 

Spicy Chex Mix

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups Cheese Crackers
  • 1 cup Nuts (any kind - original recipe called for mixed nuts; I use unsalted peanuts)
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • 3/4 pound of bacon - for bacon grease
  • 2T chili powder
  • 1T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2T Tabasco
  • 2T garlic powder
  • 2T celery salt
  • 2T onion powder

Directions:

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients (chex mix) into an oven safe pan
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter or margarine
  3. Cook bacon and add bacon grease to melted butter
  4. Add rest (sauce) ingredients and simmer for a few minutes while stirring constantly
  5. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture
  6. Toss gently to make sure everything is coated
  7. Bake for 45 minutes at 250F; stir every 15 minutes
  8. Pour out onto paper towels to absorb any excess grease

*Note from Susan: I usually triple this and bake in a large roasting pan*

 

 

NutritionJessica Mishu