To me, Chex Mix is synonymous with the cold weather. When the sight of colorful leaves falling to the ground quickly turned into falling snow, and lots of it, my mom would take out her roasting pan and make some homemade chex mix. You could easily go buy one of those seasoning packets found in the cereal aisle or buy the bagged kind, but it’s. just. not. the. same.
Dare I say this is the best Chex Mix? Even better than store bought? Try for yourself and see. There’s nothing fancy about this recipe, just throw all of the ingredients in a roasting pan and cook in the oven for an hour and occasionally mixing so the seasoning coats the cereal mix.
This recipe fills two gallon ziplock bags full so it should last you awhile or be the perfect snack to bring to a Super Bowl party. You could even give a pretty package full of homemade Chex Mix instead of Christmas cookies!
Homemade Chex Mix
- 6 cups Corn chex
- 6 cups Crispix
- 4 cups Wheat chex
- 2 cups Cheerios
- 2 cups pretzels
- 2 cups peanuts (optional)
- 1 cup cashews (optional)
- 1.5 stick butter
- 4 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbls Seasoned Salt
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all cereals and nuts in a large roasting pan.
- Melt butter and mix in all seasonings. Stir
- Bake at 325 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min.
Play around with the ingredients. You could substitute many of these cereals nuts for your favorite. Maybe popcorn would be great, or how about Cheese-Its? Whatever cereal, cracker or snack food you add, you can’t go wrong. There’s just something about this savory and salty seasoning that makes everything taste better!
Let me know what variation you try!