Original Chex Party Mix
This 1970s-style Chex party mix recipe still tastes great after all these years!
This 1970s-style Chex party mix recipe still tastes great after all these years!
I used Crispix instead of Chex (only one box needed to get corn & rice). Tried this in the microwave and next time I will distribute seasoning more evenly to avoid scorching saturated pieces - also stir more often. Traditional oven method still best if time allows.Read More
I followed the directions exactly and was very disappointed. (After cooling and tasting, I put it into a pan and baked it at 250 for 45 minutes, and then it was much, much better.) The long, slow cooking of the old recipe blends the flavors and crisps the cereal and nuts into a snack mix rather than just seasoned cereal. The microwave version tastes as good as the bagged Chex mix, but if you want it better than that, bake it at 250 for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so. Pecans are a great addition if you use the slow bake method.Read More
I followed the directions exactly and was very disappointed. (After cooling and tasting, I put it into a pan and baked it at 250 for 45 minutes, and then it was much, much better.) The long, slow cooking of the old recipe blends the flavors and crisps the cereal and nuts into a snack mix rather than just seasoned cereal. The microwave version tastes as good as the bagged Chex mix, but if you want it better than that, bake it at 250 for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so. Pecans are a great addition if you use the slow bake method.
I used Crispix instead of Chex (only one box needed to get corn & rice). Tried this in the microwave and next time I will distribute seasoning more evenly to avoid scorching saturated pieces - also stir more often. Traditional oven method still best if time allows.
The (old) original recipe had no bagel chips and only garlic and onion salts, no seasoned salt. It also called for lemon juice. When i make it, i use whole boxes of cereal (my family likes one box each of corn and rice Chex, one box Crispix, and one small box Cheerios. Of course the small pretzel sticks(1/2 bag), one can cashew halves, one can fancy mixed nuts,without peanuts(otherwise the whole batch tastes like peanuts) 12T. butter,4T. lemon juice, 9T. Worchestershire, 1 T. each onion and garlic salts. Mix all cereals,nuts,pretzels in a large roaster pan. Melt butter and add rest of seasonings, re-warm in mw and mix well so salts are dissolved. Pour over mix in pan, stir well, bake for 45 min. 250 degrees, stirring every 15 min. Cool really well...I put it outside in the winter so it cools and stays crisp. Freeze in zip bags and use as needed. Enough to take to gatherings and give as gifts. Enjoy!
Yum! The classic chex mix - can't get any better! This recipe can be modified in so many ways and it still tastes delicious :) I used club snack sticks broken up instead of bagel chips and used goldfish brand pretzels - just the right size! Also, couldn't find wheat chex at my local grocery store so I just adjusted the others to make up for the loss. Again, yum! :)
Fantastic for my first try! I will definitely make this again, but next time I'll make more of the spice mix and pour it over the top after mixing all the cereals, pretzels, etc. together. I think it will help it to mix in better.
I was a little nervous about making this in the microwave, as opposed to the traditional oven method, but it turned out great and saved time, which I LOVE!
I am honored to be able to be the first to rate this recipe. Who hasn't made, eaten and loved Chex Mix? Oh the memories of making this with various beloved family members now gone; and the new memories being made of making this with our children. Chex Mix is an American staple, because it is yummy and addicting! Thank you Chex :-)
If you're looking for the true "original" Chex mix recipe, folks, this isn't it. The original recipe was slow-baked in the oven, didn't have bagel chips, and had enough butter so that the spice blend would actually stick to the snack ingredients. My daughter followed this recipe (as posted on the box), thinking she'd end up with our favorite snack, and we ended up eating warmed-up cereal and nuts, and wiping our fingers along the bowl to get the spices. Don't change a great thing, General Mills...and then call it the "original." This is far from it.
OMG...I cannot believe how easy this was first of all! I was super paranoid about making it in the microwave because i thought it would get soggy, I have always made it in the oven in the past. Let me tell you that this is how i will make it from now on! This recipe is so super easy, super delicious,and super fast!
This is a great recipe. Easy and not too fattening. I, too, couldn't find Wheat Chex, so I just added more of the Corn and Rice (they taste better anyway).
Just made three batches of this to put in Christmas gift baskets. It was actually my first time making Chex mix! Please read the following sentence carefully: DOUBLE THE SEASONINGS. DO IT. I'm not joking. The original recipe is SO bland by itself. I took other's suggestions and doubled all the spices except the butter. Then made it according to the recipe. I made it as is the first time and was VERY disappointed with the lack of flavor. I added more seasoning salt to it which helped, but the second time i doubled it and it was much much better. Otherwise definitely a classic!
My family loves this. My hubby likes to have it to take to work to snack on and my kids love to snack on it too. I follow the recipe pretty much as is, but one time I added a little more W. sauce, I don't add all the salt, and if I don't have any pretzels I add goldfish.
As is, this recipe isn't that good. The amount of spice makes the final product too bland, and microwaving doesn't bring out the toasty flavor and crunch. I had to double the spices, add a little cajun spice, and increase the butter before baking it in the oven as most other people did. Five stars with the changes!
here are the tips to make this recipe taste how I remember it from childhood. 1) MAKE THE DAY BEFORE (I don't know why, but it tasted perfect the day AFTER my party) 1) double the spices, triple the worcestershire sauce 2) add pecans, honey nuts & honey nut cheerios (if you like them) 3) bake in the oven (follow the instructions from another reviewer--I think it was 250 for 2 hrs, stirring occassionaly)
This is NOT the "Original" Chex party mix. The original recipe does not contain garlic powder, onion powder, or bagel chips. They keep saying that this is the the original recipe that's been around for 50 years. It's not.
Here are some suggestions. 1. Double the batch (this bowl gets emptied way too soon!) 2. Use a big turkey roaster and put the cereal, chips, nuts (we love cashews and almonds), pretzels first. 3. Melt the butter and mix in all the seasonings then drizzle over the dry ingredients, stirring with each pass. If you melt in the pan and then add the cereal, the items in the bottom get soaked and the rest are dry. 4. Then we spray lemon juice on the mix! It is not the same without it. We lightly spray before we put it in the oven and each time we take it out to stir (every 15 minutes). We use a Pamperd Chef sprayer with stright lemon juice.
Man, was I ever leery about microwaving this! I made 2 batches, doubling the spices for each, and did the first round the old fashioned way in the oven at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. The 2nd batch, I tried the microwave and IT WORKS! Just don't go over 5 minutes as it can over-toast (I spaced and let it go about 20 seconds too long). It didn't ruin it completely, it was just a little over-toasted in one area. I'll be doing it this way from now on.
Only four stars as is. Five with adjustments. First of all, I baked this in the oven, the way my mom always did. I can't imagine the it coming out as good in them in microwave and, judging from the comments, it doesn't. I used Crisipix as another reviewer had mentioned. Really you could use any combination of ingredients but the big thing I noticed right off is that the seasoning needed to be doubled. It just wasn't enough to coat 12 cups worth of mix. I baked at 250 for an hour. Came out great!
Been making Chex mix for years during the holidays. It's a great snack for everyone. I also leave out the wheat chex, don't care for them and often add parmesan twists or other type crackers, etc. Lots of options you can add/omit with this recipe. Also, I always bake mine in the oven, it's so much better that way. I don't see how the micro way could taste good at all or come out crispy like it should be. Double or even triple the seasoning/butter! as is it comes out way too bland! I also add a touch of hot sauce and cayenne pepper!
Making this brought back memories of making party mix with my mom every Christmas. I love this stuff!! I've never tried the microwave method but it turned out great from the oven.
Baked this in the oven the "old-fashioned" way--crispier! Added honey-nut cheerios instead of bagel chips--yum!
Baked in oven @250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min. Used Crispix, Goldfish pretzels, Honey Cheerios instead of bagel chips, 1/2 c. cocktail peanuts, 1/2 c. cashews & doubled spices based on previous comments. Doubling the spices was key, otherwise this would have been a 5 star review! LOVED it!
Chex mix is delicious but this recipe is rather lacking. I followed this recipe exactly and I ended up with bland, burnt Chex mix. I had to add more of everything to this, especially salt. It does not need to cook as long as it says. 40-45 minutes is long enough for chex mix. Also you want to cook this in a small deep pan so it will not burn. This is a good start for a Chex mix recipe, but plan on making a few changes to make it really good.
Doubled the worcestershire sauce and seasonings, baked at 250 for one hour.
I agree with the reviewer who said after putting this back in the conventional oven it was better. It was not at all crisp after the microwave method. Next time I will stick with the seasoning blend, but use the oven, @ 250 for 40 - 50 minutes . Waaay better.
yummmmm good stuff indeed
Classic recipe which is not always on the box. Thanks for putting it here! To keep this gluten-free we just use the corn and rice chex and peanuts. We do 12 c. of the cereal and 2 c. peanuts. I love Worcestershire sauce so I double that and bake at 250 for an hour and 15 minutes. My youngest daughter and I made this an hour ago and can't wait for it to come out of the oven!
This is a holiday favorite at our house. Firstly, I have never tried the microwave for this, but 250º for ohe hour, stirring every 15 mins is the preferred method for me. Also, I recommend Lawry's seasoned salt for this recipe. I've tried a generic brand and it just wasn't nearly as good. Also, instead of the bagel chips, I use baby Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, I've also used Cheerios instead of the bagel chips. Treat your family to a delicious, traditional snack at the holidays, or anytime!
I doubled the seasonings and it was really good. Too bland if you didnt AND I baked it in the over. Makes it wayyyyyyy better.
Recipe is alright but I think it ends up with a much better flavor if it's cooked in the oven. 250 deg. for 1 hour.
I prefer the oven method myself but other than that its still FAB. Try adding a few drops of liquid smoke to the butter...SOOOOOOO good.
I think the flavor of the mix is good. However, I felt like the ratio of the butter/seasonings was off. I don't feel like it coated enough of the mix well enough so it felt a little bland. If I make this again I might increase the butter/seasonings. I used the slow cooking method in the oven because I think it turns out better that way.
Note: I baked in the oven for an hour instead of microwaving A good starting point but I like to make modifications (i.e. I added Cheez-Its as that's how we ate it growing up and added more pretzel [sticks] than called for). All that being said, I definitely think you need lots more of the seasoning. Because I added cheezits and more pretzels, I doubled the seasoning and still added more during baking. I'd probably double my doubling of the Worcestershire in the future and add more salt too.
Good. I recommend cooking it in the oven rather than the microwave (as other reviewers suggest).
I make this every year around the holidays and love it but one thing to know is it is not vegetarian because of the Worcestershire sauce. My easy way to make it vegetarian is to use instead soy sauce (I use the reduced sodium), double the garlic and onion powder, and add a little pepper. Yum!
Love this!Good snack, I baked in the oven for 1 hr on 250. Yummy
I had never made Chex mix before and it turned out great!
This was fun to make! I followed Grampnana's recipe tweaks and got the results I was after.
just made this again for the umpteenth time. BUT....never in the microwave, always slow baked in a 275 oven stirring about every 10 -15 minutes for an hour. Also, I up the butter to a full cube and am very generous with my spices. Can't ever find the rye chips or bagel chips so I always use the goldfish crackers and sesame stick crackers. This year I did find a corn chip with flax seed and love that addition too. 4 stars for the micro directions, 5 for the oven.
Very, very good! I use 1 1/2 times the spices.
I followed the recipe to the T and did the microwave as instructed, stirring after 2 minutes, when I returned it to the Microwave for for the second 2 minutes, it burnt the wheat chex and the pretzels. I tried another batch and it was the same result, be careful, I recommend you spread it on a baking sheet and bake it, bummed, first failure ever at Allrecipes
I can't believe I've been eating this for over 50 years!! Still good as ever and with some of the new flavors in chips, do dads, and pretzels the combination are endless. This time I added honey/mustard pretzels and left the bagel chips out, added 1/2t of celery salt, and a couple of extra tablespoons of butter and Worcestershire sauce. Taste great and I think it will go over good at tonight's Christmas party!
I love this recipe. I have for years. My little twist is to add just a little parmesan cheese and Frank's Hot Sauce. TIP: You really don't need a whole lot of seasoning salt in this recipe, with the worchestershire it'll be plenty salty on it's own. If you want the best flavor, make it in the oven!
Great recipe. Makes a large amount. Great snack to have around when watching football! I prefer the oven-roasted recipe. Oven directions: Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Instead of using seasoned salt, I substitute celery salt. Also use garlic salt instead of garlic powder, and add about 3/4 Tablespoon vinegar.
So disappointed. I wanted to surprise my husband with this special snack he enjoyed as a kid from his Grammie thinking Original Chex meant just that! Followed recipe to the tee....BLAND. Then read reviews.....even after doubling the spices w/o extra butter and using oven method....just NOT the same. Next time I will read reviews 1st before taking the leap of faith in a trusted recipe
Okay, c'mon! 5*'s the way I made it in my youth! What happened folks? The microwave is faster, but sacrifices the taste! You are right, KID, there was an oven involved! Melt your butter on a cookie sheet (250 degree oven), then add your seasoning (I don't remember the garlic or onion, but I added it). Stir the cereal and nuts to coat, and then every 15 min. for 45 min. to an hour turn the mix to bake evenly. Perfect!!!!
Was great, especially with the spices doubled like other people have suggested.
Thought I would give it a try in the Micro since I have never made it before.. it was bland too.. not enough seasoning...
I did not add the nuts or the bagel chips as I did not have any on hand. Instead I subbed 2 cups of Cheerios. I cut the salt down to 1tsp as well. I made it in the microwave as instructed. In the past I have always baked it for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. I think there is a deeper flavor with the oven method than with the microwave... This is good for quick and easy but I'll stick to the oven baked version in the future.
I would never use the microwave. Bake for one hour at 350 and stir every 15 mins. Comes out more crispy. I use Cherrios instead of wheat chex and skip the bagel bites. Sometimes add some Tabasco for some heat. I've been eating this for 50 years.
Tripled this recipe and used the slow bake method. My husband LOVES this. This is better than the Chex Mix bags in the store - lots more flavor.
Excellent. I used a big plastic bowl and mixed well before and during microwaving. Allow time to cool and everything crisps up like the oven. You don't have to worry about scorching and it's fast and easy. I make up a gallon ziploc bagful of dry ingredeints in advance and when ready I add sauce ingredients!! I like cheeze crackers in mine instead of pretzels, but you can make any changes you like!!
The stuff you buy in the bag doesn't compare to making it yourself.
Does it get better than Chex Mix? You seriously can't go wrong making this for any crowd or just for your family. I agree with other reviewers that the traditional oven method really makes for better texture. I also add a whole stick of butter (8 tbsp instead of 6) and I add 2 tbsp of Tabasco for a spicy kick - it sounds like a lot but it once it's distributed around all of the mix, it gives a good kick but nothing that will burn your mouth out.
CHEX PARTY MIX made in oven 1/2 c. butter 1 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt 4 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 c. Corn Chex 2 c. Rice Chex 2 c. Bran Chex 2 c. Wheat Chex 1 c. salted mixed nuts Heat butter in large shallow roasting pan. Stir in seasoning; add Chex and nuts. Mix until all pieces are coated. Heat 1 hour at 250 degrees. Stir every 15 minutes. Makes 9 cups. May be frozen; thaw at room temperature in container in which it was stored.
Turned out great!
My mother made the real original Chex mix recipe when I was a kid. Instead of butter, it had vegetable oil; no onion powder and garlic salt instead of powder. No bagel chips (they didn't exist) and pretzel stix instead of bite-sized. Equal amounts of peanuts and mixed nuts, also Cheerios and Kix cereals. Baked at 250 degrees for an hour (not microwaved). I think the longer cooking time at a low temp helps to blend the flavors. My family still makes this recipe whenever we get together for special occasions.
This is good BUT it is not the ORIGINAL recipe. The original recipe did not have any dry seasonings other than the seasoned salt.
I followed directions and ended up with burnt bits and mushy pieces. I will not cook in microwave again. Had to bake it anyway, so might as well stick with that. All other ingredients are great!!
This is the microwave recipe that you find on the Chex boxes now. The microwave version may be simpler (?) but nothing beats the toasty flavor you get from the slow baked "Original" recipe. 250 degrees for an hour; stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, spread on paper towels to cool. We sprinkle Tabasco over the mix before the final 15 minutes of baking.
I love Chex Mix, but I don't eat it anymore because of the BHT found in Chex cereals. So I used some organic multigrain "Chex" instead. I didn't have any onion powder so I just used dried minced onion instead. Also, we had no bagel chips so I just left them out. I baked the mix at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, instead of using the microwave. Though not as good as the Chex Mix I remember, using the organic "Chex" still turned out fine.
It's a classic and always good. I always use more Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings, as I like a stronger flavor.
Not sure what happened. I followed the recipe, mixed in the wet ingredients and tossed with the dry. Microwaved for 2 minutes, began to smell a tiny bit burnt smell. Stirred and microwaved for 2 more minutes. YIKES! I had to take it out early, because of the intense amount of burnt smell filling my kitchen. The entire bowl was BLACK!! Needless to say, this didn't work out for me :(
My MIL didn't have the seasoned salt one time so she substituted Tony Sachre's (?it's a green can) and it was AMAZING. I started making that change a constant when I make it. It can't be beat. Also, I use the big twisted pretzel sticks broken up into smaller pieces, they absorb the flavoring way better than the little pretzels or the thin sticks. ;)
this recipe needs some serious revisions. i doubled the amount of topping because when i added the original measurements, the mix was still VERY dry. i also put in 2 extra tablespoons of worcestershire. instead of a total of 9 cups of chex products, i added 6 and then added a cup each of goldfish and cheerios. i also baked in the oven on 275 for an hour turning every 10 minutes. came out tasting delicious!
I always make this recipe in the microwave in a 5 quart corning casserole. Melt the butter, add seasoned salt & I use A-1 instead of Worcestershire. Stir to blend. Dump in mixed nuts and pretzels. I like to stir with a silcon spatula--it doesn't seem to break the cereal as much. Dump in the cereal. Stir to blend. Microwave 2 minutes on high. Stir one final time and microwave one more minute. Mix is not crispy when it first comes out of the microwave, but it crisps up nicely after a few minutes. You can make a several batches quickly this way, which is nice if you're giving it for gifts.
DIdn't like microwave method. Went back to oven method 250 for 1hour stirring every 15 min. We really like it with garlic and onion powder than the salt. Always put tobacco in the mixture. Just a little kick. I always use butter it's not watered down. Oven method gets a 5 star.
Instead of microwaving, I baked this at 275 degrees for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. It turned out great!
I make this the old-fashioned way, cooking it at 250 degrees for an hour and stirring every fifteen minutes. I also double the worcestershire and add 2-3 tablespoons of hot sauce, yum!!
Haven't tried this one, I still use my Mama's recipe from the 60's or 70's. She always added more sauce, I double mine plus she also used lemon juice and instead of pita chips we use Cheerio's. Bake it on 250 degrees stirring every 15 minutes. Going to make some for the game Saturday.
My first time making Chex Mix! I like making it instead of buying it! I doubled the seasoning for one batch of chex mix. I always thought home made chex mix was VERY bland, but doubling the seasonings turned out MUCH better!!
2 stars for recipe as is. I made two batches to use up all the cereal boxes and the first one was way too bland. I doubled the seasonings of the second batch and it was nearly perfect, though maybe a touch salty. Next time I will add an extra T of W. sauce and maybe 1 t less seasoning salt. Oh, and as so many others suggested, I went the oven route: 250 for 1 hr, stirred every 15 minutes.
YOU HAVE TO BAKE IT FOR THE BEST RESULTS! SKIP THE MICROWAVE!!! If you have never had homemade Chex mix, you are missing out! It is completely different from that bland stuff that comes pre-packaged. However, as a lover of salt and butter, I usually DOUBLE the sauce, add more Chex and pretzels, and use 8 tbsp of butter. Mmmm. Tastes like Christmas!
My grandmother's recipe is almost identical with two important changes! Add 1-2T of Frank's Red Hot sauce (Grandma put in 1 T Tabasco but that seems too extreme) to the mixture while melting butter. Also 1 teas. celery salt. Don't forget to add Cheerios, equal portions as the Chex Product! Everyone who has tried my recipe says it is the best ever!
This was really fun to make with my daughter. I doubled the seasonings as one reviewer suggested. I used broken up garlic Melba toast in place of bagel chips. Also, I cooked in the oven, just because it's more fun that way. This turned out fantastic.
A family favorite around the holidays. I have never used the microwaved version, I spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 45 mins to an hour (or when crisped enough for my liking) turning every 20 mins or so.
This recipe is so simple to make. I have made 2 batches so far and the entire family loves it!!
This one gets five stars for two reasons: 1- it is a classic recipe, and 2- I now have microwave directions to make it! It took forever to make in the oven and I'm glad to see that there is a microwave recipe cause it is so much quicker!
I put this in my warming drawer in my stove for 1 hour on medium. It infuses the flavor much better than the microwave.
Just like mom made when I was a kid...with a few tweeks. I used a bit more of the wet stuff (aka butter and Worcestershire sauce) and seasoning. I also added cayenne because we like it spicy, it was awesome! I don't think exact measurements are needed on this, it's all about your taste. I also put it in the oven at 350 and stirred it every 15 min til I felt it was done (about an hour depending on the amount you are making and how thinly it is spread on your baking base i.e. cookie sheet/roasting pan, etc.) I am allergic to tree nuts except for almonds so I used raw almonds and dry roasted peanuts. I think next time I would try leaving the nuts out until almost done then add just honey roasted peanuts for a little savory sweet action.
I made this for the first time with my kids and we loved it! I did use the oven method, baking at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. I also doubled the dry seasonings. I used corn and rice chex, roasted peanuts and small pretzels. It's great because you can put really just about anything in it that you want!! I think this is the start of a new holiday tradition for us!
My BIG Family LOVES my party mix! I've divulged my secret to my 3 girls but everyone says mine is the best they've ever had. The "secret" is real butter, about a tsp of lemon juice, AND I double the normal amounts of Worcestershire sauce & powder ingredients for a single batch. It takes also double the time, about 15-20 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes. I also add a tsp. or so Louisiana Hot Sauce. Gives the spicy flavor without the hotness. My Grandchildren (twins age-boy & girl 8, 6, 4 love it, too!).
I agree with other reviewers to double the seasonings except the butter. (tasted very bland the first time) I also ended up baking it in the oven at 250 for an hour, stirring every 15 min, because the microwave version just didn't seem quite right. So for the 2nd batch, I made these changes, and substituted olive oil (I was out of real butter) and it was absolutely delicious! I couldn't tell the difference from the butter version. (except it was a little heart healthier.) To make a spicy version--I add a very liberal shaking of tabasco sauce to the other seasonings.
I give the original recipe 3 stars because its a good starting point but just too bland. I like to use 8 tablespoons of butter instead of 6 and add extra seasonings. I also used substitute half of the garlic powder for garlic salt.
Yummy! We don't have Chex Mix in Germany so I used this recipe to duplicate one of my favorite snacks.
I basically use this recipe except I add 1 tsp of Tabasco. It doesn't make it spicy - just good! And I agree with other reviews. The best way to make Chex Mix is to bake at 200 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, then cool on paper towels.
Booo...didnt the "Original" version require an oven?
Traded Hidden Valley ranch dressing dry packet instead of individual spices. Once the mix was cooling, I still needed to add Garlic Powder to taste, and then additional Lawry's seasoning salt to taste. I really enjoy seasoned mixes, so I added quite a bit in addition to the recipe. Turned out great & well seasoned!
As good as this might be, it shouldn't be called "original." At the time this recipe was originally developed (in the '50s?), bagel chips didn't even exist.
How can an original NOT get 5 stars!
I love Chex Mix but the newer microwave version isn't very good. I wasn't able to find the oven method which I've always used in the past. I found the nuts to be tough and chewey with the microwave version and the seasonings didn't bake into the cereal like they do with the oven method.
I was looking for a gluten-free snack and this is it! I opted out of the pretzels & garlic chips, but did use pecans and spicy spanish peanutes. We like a little kick in our snacks so I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper into the butter mixture. I also added Honey Nut Chex which is a pleasant surprise and adds balance to the cayenne heat. I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to bake this at 250 for an hour stirring every 15 minutes. I lined my pan with Reynolds Non-Stick Liner and it worked great with easy clean up. It was delicious!
Actually, the "real original recipe" called for Morton seasoned salt instead of the collection of seasoning. No other seasoned salt matches Morton's and unfortunately, they no longer sell it. Since I stocked up, I don't use the other seasonings. I do use the microwave in a 9x13 pan, 2 min. on high, stir throughly, and repeat 2 more times. Spread on paper towels and allow to cool completely. The stirring and the cooling are the secrets to great chex mix. ADDITIONAL NOTE: -the posted recipe is too much for a bowl, divide it for more surface area to cook/dry.
I make this every year during the holidays, everyone loves it. I personally don't care for Wheat Chex, so I use Kellogg's Crispix, which is rice on one side, corn on the other. I also use an entire cube of butter (8 tbsp). When adding the spices and worcestershire, I use the amounts called for, but I make sure the measuring spoons are VERY full. I also use the microwave, and nobody has ever complained. As far as it not being the so called "original" recipe, to that I say WHO CARES? This is yummy stuff!
I have been making this for years. I do, however, reduce the amounts of the three cereals and increase the amounts of nuts, pretzels, and bagel chips. I didn't have the bagel chips this time, so I used little cheese crackers. And I always add sesame sticks to mine. This is a great recipe that makes a big batch, and freezes very well.
tastes best baked at 250 degrees for about 45 min. It also tastes better after it has cooled and sat for a day.
Five stars, only if made in the oven. Chex Mix is a New Year's tradition with my family. For some reason we rarely eat it any other time! I always double the seasoning mixture and bake it at 250 for an hour. It's so much better than the store-bought Chex Mix!