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Holiday Chex Mix

Every year growing up my grandmother made Chex Mix.  She’d make enough for every person in the family to have their own bucket full of this yummy snack. About 10 years ago, my grandma got to the age where she just couldn’t take on this big of a project anymore and we didn’t get Chex Mix anymore.   This, made me very sad… so I took on the responsibility of keeping up our family tradition of having homemade Chex Mix during the holidays. Food has always been important to our family and making sure we have Chex Mix is one way I can keep my grandma close to us.

Two days ago I made the first batch of the season for Thanksgiving.  Last night, I had to make another batch because my husband, daughter and I devoured more than half of that first batch of Chex Mix.  It’s THAT good.  I like my Chex Mix with a little more kick, so I don’t follow the directions on the Chex box exactly.

JavaCupcake’s Holiday Chex Mix

3 1/2 cups Rice Chex
3 1/2 cups Wheat Chex
3 1/2 cups Corn Chex
1 1/2 cups Cheerios
1 1/2 cups Pretzel sticks
1 1/2 cups dry roasted Peanuts

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons, heaping, seasoning salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder

Large aluminum roasting pan

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In the roasting pan, combine all dry ingredients.  With a large spoon, toss together.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter.  Remove from heat.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.  Whisk until incorporated.
  5. Pour butter mixture over dry mixture.  With the large spoon, toss to coat.
  6. Cook Chex Mix in the oven for 1 hour.  Stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let set over night.  It’s best the next day after all the flavors have had time to cool set up in the Chex.
  8. Enjoy!