Food

Original Chex Mix

Chex Mix is such a classic snack and I have been craving it lately.  I remember having it as a kid and loving it.  I haven’t had the homemade mix in a very long time.  A seven hour road trip to our next camping adventure seemed like a great time to make it to snack on as we drive.

Original Chex Mix Recipe

You can find the original recipe for Chex Mix here.  It has all the calorie counts and nutritional information that you may need.  It is also a great reference to follow.  The great thing about this mix is the ability to switch out ingredients to those you like better while staying true to the original recipe.  Here is list of ingredients that I used.

  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup peanuts (The original calls for mixed nuts, but not everyone likes them.)
  • 1 cup mini pretzels (Or Christmas ones, because they are adorable)
  • 1 cup bagel chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees.  Add the first 6 ingredients to a large roasting pan.  Melt the butter and add the Worcestershire Sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder together in a small bowl.  Mix well.  Add the mixture to the cereal mix.  Stir well.  Place in oven.  Bake for one hour, making sure to stir every 15 minutes.  Spread the mix onto paper towels to cool.  Store in an airtight container.

Ingredients

The only ingredient I had a hard time finding were those bagel chips.  They are not located near the chips.  In Publix, they were in the Deli section.  I also totally forgot to get the seasoned salt, (Lawry’s) so I had to fudge a little on that by finding the ingredients in Lawry’s to put in the mix.

If you want to make things easier just buy the per-made seasoning packet.  I found that after I had already bought all my ingredients.

Mix It Up

Next, measure out the cereal, peanuts and pretzels. Don’t worry about being exact with the measurements.  I probably added a little bit more of the pretzels then I was suppose to, but it still turned out yummy.  Add the buttered seasoning mixture to the mix.

Bake

This part takes forever.  You can’t leave it for very long.  But stirring this mix every 15 minutes for an hour is worth it.

Cool

After the mix in finally done in the oven, you need to cool it on paper towels.  This also take about 15 minutes.

Store

Finally store the mix in an airtight container.  This bowl does have lid, just not  at the moment.

Enjoy your mix! And….

Happy Camping!



 

 

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