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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Classic Oven-Baked Chex Mix


     Chex mix is anther one of my family's Christmas staples.  My grandma used to make huge tubs of it for when we were all around.  My mom makes it every year too.  My brother Clint can eat his weight in it.  My brother K.C. says chex mix is his favorite Christmas cookie! ;-)  I remember getting out the chex mix pan and making it every year.  You bake it, stirring every so often until it is just right.


The family's official chex mix pan.  It was on of my great-grandma's roaster pan, right MiMi?

    So imagine my surprise when all of the chix mix recipes had you "bake" it in the microwave!  Not my chex mix!  I had the official chex mix pan out and ready to go.  I wasn't turning to the microwave now.  So, I finally found a recipe and made it the way I remembered it.  Yum!


Classic Oven-Baked Chex Mix

Ingredients:

3 cups corn chex
3 cups rice chex
3 cups wheat chex
1 cup peanuts
2 cups pretzels
2 cups cheese crackers
6 T butter
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion

  1. Preheat oven to 250 F
  2. Place butter in the bottom of a large roasting pan. Put in oven until butter is melted.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire, seasoned salt, garlic and onion powders.
  4. Stir in cereal peanuts, pretzels and cheese crackers.
  5. Bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely before placing in an airtight container to store. 

18 comments:

  1. I never thought of that as the official Chex mix pan but you are right. I made it in there every year until dad got me a new roaster. It's fun to hear this now. Things we just do naturally make a special memory for our children. I love traditions and am glad that you carry them on. That was my biggest pan and we make Chex mix big in our house. I made a triple batch this year. It will get eaten too. That pan was given to me by my grandma McCallum. She would love to know that you use it too.

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    1. It's official and KC said he may come borrow it so he can make a batch too!

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  2. That looks delicious! Great to have a pan big enough for such a large batch :-)

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    1. It is a great snack and a perfect salty counterbalance to all of the cookies we make this time of year!

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  3. There are so many versions of chex mix and this one sounds like the original. So easy and always enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Happy FF :)

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    1. It is the original and our favorite! There is a dill one we really like too, but this one is a must have at Christmas time!

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  4. Chex mix is such a classic, It has been years but I still remember how much I love it. Thanks for bringing this to the party!!

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    1. It never lasts long when we make it! My whole family loves it!

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  5. My comment is not showing so I will try again. Sorry if I say it twice. I love chex mix, it's been years and it truly is a classic, thanks so much for bring to the party,

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  6. We used to make this years ago... very nice. Happy New Year. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    1. It is still one of our favorites! Happy New Year!

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  7. I'm always having to google this when anyone wants some, now I'll just save yours!! I have very fond memories of making this at slumber parties when I was a teenager. That and Chef B oy ar Dee Pizza! Yes, really...haha! Happy New Year and Happy Fiesta Friday!! I'm pinning this to the FF Board just in case no one has yet!

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    1. Too funny! We always had something like this and skittles or starbursts or something. And a little confession... my husband makes me keep a couple of cans of chefboyardee ravioli in the house at all times for when I'm not around and he needs to eat!

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  8. This mix looks so wonderful! And the little owls are just so cute. :)

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    1. Thank you! They were perfect for the look whoooo's having a baby shower I helped throw!

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