How to make the best savory Chex Mix. This simple and easy recipe is the original healthy traditional homemade snack mix with cereal, pretzels, and nuts. Baked in the oven.
At a friend’s house this evening, Grace discovered that she likes Chex Mix.
I’ve never been a fan, so she didn’t have to worry about me nibbling from her bowl.
I wonder if that was part of its charm.
At any rate, I poured Grace a bowl of Chex Mix (the premade kind, in a bag), and she immediately picked out all of the Chex and left the pretzels and crackers behind.
My like these little crunchy things, Momma.
I told her that they’re a kind of cereal, and that you can eat with milk or as a snack.
Can my have more of the little crunchy things?
Have you ever tried explaining Why not? to a 2-1/2-year-old who wants you to pick the cereal bits out of a friend’s bag of Chex Mix? It doesn’t compute.
My want more little crunchy things.
She was begging for a healthy food. No sugar involved. How often does that happen?
When we got home, I looked up the recipe for Chex Mix, tweaked it, and gave Joe a shopping list.
Note that we made our Chex Mix almost entirely out of Chex because that’s what Grace likes. Most people put in pretzel sticks and crackers such as Goldfish Crackers. You can use those if you want.
How to make the best homemade Chex Mix
- Preheat oven to 250º.
- In a large bowl, microwave butter for 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Gradually stir in Chex, pretzels, peanuts, and crackers.
- Spread on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Spread on paper towels to cool for at least 5 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
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