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Classic Homemade Chex Mix

Nothing beats homemade taste.  So when that craving for a salty-crunchy snack hits, skip the grocery store aisle and whip up some tasty classic Homemade Chex Mix yourself!

Classic Homemade Chex Mix ~ Nothing beats homemade taste! When that craving for a salty-crunchy snack hits, skip the grocery store aisle & whip up this classic yourself.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


Think back.  Way, way back.  Do you remember a time before pre-made Chex Mix was available to buy in the stores?  A time before, when that crunchy-salty craving hit, all you had to do was toss a bag of this beloved snack mix in your grocery cart?

A time when you actually had to bake up a batch of Chex Mix yourself?

I sure do!

And for me, the bagged stuff doesn't hold a candle to the fabulous taste of homemade.

Classic Homemade Chex Mix is one of those foods that holds very fond memories for me.  My Mom used to make a huge batch every year at Christmas, and ... even with all the Christmas sweets ... it was my favorite holiday treat. I especially loved the pieces that got extra buttery and salty.

When I was growing up, my Dad was a mailman who delivered mail on the same route in a small town for years.  Which means the people on his mail route knew him very well ... and took very good care of him.  At Christmas time?  Dad was showered with gifts from his customers ... homemade cookies, boxes of chocolates, cash gifts, the best scones you've ever had in your life.

And bags upon bags of homemade Chex Mix.  

Oh, how I loved to see him come home with a bag of this crunchy homemade goodness!  I loved each and every one.  But, truth be told, Mom's was always still the best.   

Nothing beats homemade taste.  So when that craving for a salty-crunchy snack hits, skip the grocery store aisle and whip up some tasty classic Homemade Chex Mix yourself!

Now don't get me wrong, I certainly don't turn down a bag of the pre-made grocery store stuff.  But when it comes right down to it, nothing beats homemade taste.

So the next time that craving for a salty-crunchy snack hits, skip the grocery store aisle and whip up some classic Homemade Chex Mix yourself!  Not only will you be enjoying homemade taste, you just never know what wonderful memories it may create.

The next time that craving for a salty-crunchy snack hits, skip the grocery story aisle and whip up some classic Homemade Chex Mix yourself!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Classic Homemade Chex Mix
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 2 c. Corn Chex cereal
  • 2 c. Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 c. Wheat Chex cereal
  • 2 c. pretzel sticks
  • 1 1/2 c. Cheddar Goldfish crackers {or Cheez-Its}
  • 1 c. Deluxe Mixed Nuts
  • 1/2 c. + 2 T. butter
  • 4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
Directions
  1. Melt butter in a large shallow pan {or Dutch oven} over low heat. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt.
  2. Add all three kinds of cereal, pretzels, Goldfish crackers, and mixed nuts. Gently mix over low heat until all pieces are coated with the butter mixture.
  3. Spread on a baking sheet. Bake at 250°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and then store in an airtight container.
Enjoy!




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5 comments

  1. The part I like best about the homemade Chex mix is the aroma while its toasting in the oven and of course I can add more of my favorite snackies to my own mix. The taste is hard to beat. My mom made a big roaster full at Christmas too. Thanks for the memory!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. Yesssssss, nothing can beat that wonderful smell!! Thanks so much for stopping by, Linda.

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  2. The original Chex Mix didn't have Goldfish Crackers or Cheez-its. It had Cheerios, which is how I always make it. It is so much better than the store bought stuff. I like to double the seasonings. Yummy stuff!

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    1. Double seasonings ... double the garlic-y, salty goodness! Yum. We always used Tidbits cheese crackers in ours, but they don't make those anymore ... so Goldfish are my "modern" choice to replace those. No one made it with Cheerios in the region of the country where I grew up (Vermont), but once I moved South to North Carolina I started seeing the with-Cheerios version. Homemade Chex Mix is extra-beautiful for just that reason ~ switch it up to include what you LOVE. Enjoy!

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  3. Love your vintage Chex mix recipe, Tracey. This is a wonderful snack. Your seasonings sound fantastic! Pinned! I grew up in Canada and you didn't use to be able to get Chex there, but I do remember making something similar to this with my Mom. We called it Nuts and Bolts because we used pretzel sticks and Cheerios!

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