The Best Chex Mix

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

This is essentially the recipe on a box of Chex, adjusted to my taste. I like extra seasoning, a kick from hot sauce, and a few other adjustments. I also leave out the bagel chips; they just don't seem very Chex Mix-y to me.

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  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven.
  3. Stir in seasonings.
  4. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated.
  5. Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
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5 5

Good chex mix with a bit of a kick -- I used half the amount of hot sauce (Frank's) and the lesser amount of seasoning salt (Tony's) so I could give it as gifts for a variety of people's taste preferences. Used peanuts instead of mixed nuts, Rold Gold cheddar tiny twist pretzels, and added a cup of goldfish crackers to each batch.

When I make this for DH and me, I will use the full amount of hot sauce and seasoning salt and probably double the seasonings for a really bold blend .

5 5

I grew up on this stuff - and - the recipe is as I remembered! Overall I call this a 10! I added 1 Cup of Cherrios, 1 Cup of Cheddar Fish things. I added a tbsp of Virgin Olive Oil. I went with un-saulted nuts and put a ginch more Oninion, Garlic, Seasoning Salt to compensate.

I did not: Use Paper Towels to dry.
I did: Put everything in a very large Pretzel Jar to store.
I plan: To add either Raisens or M$M's for sweetness.

I do think you need to give this think 18-24 hours to "Ferment". I ate some 1 hour out of the oven - not good.

Regardless - a fantastic recipe. I should also say I bought generic cereal - did not harm it one iota.

Thanks to Ameliahead!

FYI - Worcestershire sauce is not vegetarian.