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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Classic Oven-Baked Chex Mix

A classic crunchy and spicy cereal snack mix baked crispy in the oven. It is a Christmas time classic in our family, but we love it all year!

bowl of classic chex mix ready to eat

      This classic chex mix is perfect.  Each pieces is coated with savory seasoned goodness and it is baked to crisp perfection.  There are no little packets of mix to remember, just simple ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It is good for holiday gatherings, parties, road trip snacks and more. 


big glass cookie jar filled with 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.



old aluminum roasting pan that my family uses for making chex mix


Our family's official chex mix pan, my great-grandma's roasting pan.


    So imagine my surprise when all of the chex 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!

large roasting pan filled with chex mix ingredients ready to bake

More great snack mixes:

If you love this but want to do something a little bit different, try my recipe for dilly ranch snack mix.  It is a lot of the same basic ingredients but with a completely different seasoning profile.

For a sweet and salty cereal mix, try caramel crispix mix.  It is finished in the microwave, so it is extra quick and easy!

For a trail mix inspired cereal snack, try my peanut butter maple snack mix.  It is all the goodness of gorp with a fun twist.



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Yield: 36 Servings
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Classic Oven-Baked Chex Mix

Classic Oven-Baked Chex Mix

This classic chex mix is perfect. Each pieces is coated with savory seasoned goodness and it is baked to crisp perfection. There are no little packets of mix to remember, just simple ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It is good for holiday gatherings, parties, road trip snacks and more.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups corn chex
  • 3 cups rice chex
  • 3 cups wheat chex
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups cheese crackers
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion

Instructions:

  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.
Calories
107.25
Fat (grams)
5.04
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.77
Carbs (grams)
13.96
Fiber (grams)
1.39
Net carbs
12.57
Sugar (grams)
1.50
Protein (grams)
2.54
Sodium (milligrams)
243.15
Cholesterol (grams)
5.20
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This classic chex mix is perfect.  Each pieces is coated with savory seasoned goodness and it is baked to crisp perfection.  There are no little packets of mix to remember, just simple ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It is good for holiday gatherings, parties, road trip snacks and more.

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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