Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MIX IT UP WITH Chex Party Mix!

Contributer: Katie Avra
Chex Party Mix is an easy treat for time with friends or an evening spent at home!

You will need:
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, or rye chips
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
Optional Items: hot sauce, cheez-its, gold fish crackers, or Cheetos.

The original recipe includes Corn Chex®, Rice Chex® and Wheat Chex®. You can mix and match to suit your taste—just use a total of 9 cups of cereal.

To enjoy:
Microwave Directions:
1.       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.
2.       Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Oven Directions:
1.       Heat oven to 250°F.
2.       In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside.
3.       In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven.
4.       Stir in seasonings.
5.       Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated.
6.       Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
7.       Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
8.       Store in airtight container.

Check out variations for chex party mixes at: http://www.chex.com/Recipes/Default.aspx.

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