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Classic Chex Mix

How to make Chex mix

We are getting closer to the time for holiday parties - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, etc. - lots and lots of things! I always make Chex Mix as a yummy treat because it's easy and everyone likes it. Our recipe is ever so slightly different than the on the box and is always adjustable - I use less salt for Jason because he doesn't like it. Best part - it's microwavable - which means it takes no time, can be done in a hurry, and basically anywhere, including dorms. This is super easy and maybe doesn't need detailed instructions, but I give them anyway, complete with animated GIF. Anyone notice my animated GIF obsession lately?



How to make Chex mix
What You'll Need
Unsalted Butter
Seasoned Salt
Worcestershire Sauce
Corn Chex
Rice Chex
Whole Wheat Chex
Pretzels (I used wheels)
A Big, Microwavable Bowl
A Wooden Spoon
A Microwave


How to make Chex mix

Mix your dry ingredients together like this :: 2.5 cups corn Chex, 2.5 cups Rice Chex, 2 Cups Whole Wheat Chex,and 2 Cups Pretzel Twists - Basically any mix of 9 cups you want. Be sure to layer the mix. I add in 1 cup at a time, alternating cereals and pretzels.

How to make Chex mix

In a Pyrex glass, cut 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Melt in the microwave for around 1 minute or until melted. You can also use margarine - but I am a huge advocate of butter for this recipe.

How to make Chex mix

Add in 8 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 3 teaspoons of seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and a small sprinkling of black pepper. Stir well.

How to make Chex mix

Pour half the mixture over the cereal and leave half. Stir well.

How to make Chex mix

Then pour the other half over and stir again. I use a wooden spoon in case I accidentally forget about it and leave it in when I put in the microwave. When I was a kid, my mom and I did that with a plastic spoon and the spoon was forever melted. We totally still have the spoon though.

How to make Chex mixHow to make Chex mix

Microwave in intervals of 1 minute and 45 seconds, taking the bowl carefully out of the microwave and stirring vigorously in between. This is important. You do not want salty, possibly burnt, clumps of chex mix at the bottom. Trust me.



Allow to cool and serve in cute serving dishes with beer! Voila! Easiest thing ever.

How to make Chex mix

How to make Chex mix

28 comments:

  1. Yum! That looks delicious! I love your little serving platter!

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  2. That looks great! I've always wondered what the "secret" was to Chex Mix... and it looks like I already have all the ingredients to whip up my own batch. ;) Thanks for sharing!


    Kayla // kaylanaut.com

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  3. mmm looks so, so delicious! I would really want to try that out myself! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. MMMMmmmm looks too good. I will not be making this. It would be too risky to have it in the house. I'm sure I'd be tempted to eat the whole bowl.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
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  5. Yuuuum! I will be saving this in my "recipe" bookmarks. I can show off to my boyfriend's family that I know how to make snacks & stuff. Thanks for sharing! ;)

    xo, Adriana.
    http://horsesofares.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks delicious! I have always wanted to make my own, now I have no excuse not to! Oh, and I love your little cinemagraph :), it's great!

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  7. Looks yummy

    PS cutest soon ever.

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  8. Looks yummy! I love the little video ;) I've had my eye on that serving spoon from Target! So cute.

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  9. Ahaha, I love your animated gif obsession, they're so fun. I always stare at them WAY longer than I should. This is making me REALLY crave chex mix now!

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  10. this is such a great idea i have to try to make my own chexmix too.

    xxrae
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  11. Yummy. There's nothing better than Chex mix and beer!

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  12. so going to make this for my next potluck at work. Have a good weekend.

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  13. Looks so good! Too bad I'm busy or I'd just have a party so I could make this lol.

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  14. That looks yummy! Looks like something simple enough which I can do it. LOL! I suck at cooking so this is good. Easy.
    Just realized that I haven't been following you on GFC and I just did =)

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  15. I think I just stared at that gif for five minutes straight. There is just something so enticing about that chex mix.
    I don't wanna get too distracted from my studying...if I fail the SAT tomorrow, I'm blaming it on your chex mix. Lol

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  16. Can't go wrong here...I like cayenne ranch pretzel sticks too.

    <3 Cambria
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  17. is that cherry beer =O marry me

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  18. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what a delicious post <3 mmmm
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  19. Ahhh I love this! I'm hosting Thanksgiving dinner on Monday and might have to prepare this for when people arrive! <3

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  20. delicious!
    love your blog! following you now!
    <3
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  21. Nice idea!!!!!!! The mix looks awesome!
    kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  22. I love your blog, I follow via bloglovin' and GFC!
    thanks for your comment on my blog

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  23. this is one of the few things i can make!

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  24. i love chex mix! and your recipe looks great katherine. hahaha i love your gif images.
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  25. Oh yes, this looks amazing. It also really reminds me of "reindeer poop"--haha, that chocolate and powdered sugar covered trail mix type stuff. So goooood.

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