Monday, December 8, 2008

Oldie but Goodie

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter made Chex Party Mix for everyone during afternoon snack. It went over very well. I added dried apples to the leftovers and they ate a handful for several more snacks. I made a new batch this morning with bagel chips. I was just thinking of the possibilities. What a great way to extend Cheese-Its or Fish Crackers (not that we have these around much, but with holiday sales sometimes I pick up a box of crackers - it's a real treat for my kids), add it to the snack mix. I think I'll try it.

I hope your children love it as much as mine do.

The Original Chex Party Mix

Start to Finish: 15 minutes (it says this on the box but - that's laughable - it took me like 45... I had to stop and make a new batch of seasoning salt, get the baby from her nap, give instructions for school, get someone else back to their forgotten chores, you know what I mean)

3 cups each Corn, Rice and Wheat Chex cereal (I didn't have wheat so I used Cheerios)

1 cup mixed nuts (I just used almonds, that's what I have)

1 cup bite sized pretzels

1 cup garlic-flavored or regular bagel chips (left out the first time but I had something similar this time)

6 T butter

2 T Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1. In large microwaveable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.

2. Microwave uncovered on high 5-6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

24 - 1/2 cup servings


Kimberly said...

My m-in-law used to make this for my husband all the time. I am going to make him some as a surprise for christmas. I lost the recipe, and his Mom has been gone for 10 years. Thank you.

Georgiann said...

Hi there~
I just made some chex mix with my 3year old last week. It was yummo!
Costco sold a trio box of the cereals needed to make the snack. I could not believe the price of the nuts! We got the Costo size of the mixed nuts and it was $16.00. eeek!
I pray that your Holidays are going well!

Peace in Christ,