Photos updated November 2019
Chex mix isn’t something I grew up eating. Well, sure, I had the store-bought stuff in the bag that’s full of salt and what-have-you. I certainly liked it, but I didn’t love it. I definitely never had homemade chex mix. So, a few years back, I stumbled upon a recipe the Pioneer Woman had shared. I thought I would give it a whirl. We all loved it! Considering how much we all loved it, it is strange that I completely forgot about it until recently!
I am always looking for ideas to pack in my daughter’s lunch for school. So, I was flipping through my cookbook of printed recipes from the internet last week, when I rediscovered chex mix! Bingo! This totally blows the socks off the store-bought stuff. It boasts a bolder flavor, it’s crunchy and it’s completely addicting. Seriously. I could sit on the couch with a bag of this and eat the entire thing. I nearly did that several times until I forced myself to seal the bag and put it on the kitchen counter. It’s soo good! This will last for a while in a sealed bag (if you don’t eat it all on the first day). It’s a great snack to have anytime of the day, or take on a road trip. I promise not to judge you if you get addicted.
Recipe adapted from the Pioneer Woman Cooks
- 3 cups corn chex
- 3 cups wheat chex
- 3 cups rice chex
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 2 cups mixed nuts
- 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 6 dashes (or more if you like a spicy kick) tabasco sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 250˚F. Have ready two large baking sheets.
- Pour the cereal, pretzel sticks and nuts into a large mixing bowl. In a microwave-safe bowl, add remaining ingredients and microwave until butter is melted. Stir together and toss into the cereal mixture, stirring until everything is completely coated.
- Transfer to the two baking sheets spreading evenly. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.