Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chex Mix - Classic Style

An American holiday time classic treat - Chex Mix. This year I wanted to make some special American goodies for my British friends so this fall I imported some special ingredients like Chex cereal. The closest thing you will find in England to Chex cereal is Shreddies, but it's really not the same. I could only fit two boxes in my suit case so I used corn and wheat chex in this recipe. The nice thing about Chex Mix is that you can throw in anything you like to snack on so when you can't find one ingredient you can substitute another. I couldn't find the bagel chips so I used the mini savory crackers instead, but my husband says if you can't find the original stuff you shouldn't put it in, so another thing that is great about Chex Mix is that you can pick and choose the bits you like out of it as you graze over a big bowl of it. Here is the Original Chex Mix recipe and when I made mine I doubled the whole recipe.


3 cups Corn Chex® cereal
3 cups Rice Chex® cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels
1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Method: (Oven Directions)

Heat oven to 250°F (120 C).

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.

Microwave Directions:
In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.

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

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