Homemade Chex Mix

I love Chex Mix.  But I like making it myself better than buying a bag at the store.  Controlling the spice and the ingredients is the best part.  I often toy with the ratios of spices and ingredients.  You can vary the original recipe any way you’d like really!  Add things like sesame sticks, almonds or other nuts, Cherrios, cheese crackers, raisins, dried cranberries, just to name a few.  Plus it smells so good baking in the oven!

Chex Mix

(recipe adapted from the chex.com website)

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
8 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside.  Melt butter in microwave safe bowl.  Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Spread on large jelly roll pan or in a large roasting pan. 

Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container. Enjoy!

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