Homemade Chex Mix

So versatile, so easy, and so delicious! This Homemade Chex Mix will be an instant success in your home!

Homemade Chex Mix

Hello Friends, and Happy New Year!

It is so hard to believe that we have now had this blog through SIX New Years! When we started the blog back in 2012 we had no idea it would even last a year. As we dove more deeply into creating and managing a food blog, we learned more about writing and taking good photos. I have to admit that it actually became overwhelming, and then just plain burdensome. We tried too hard to get photos accepted on food sites and to make everything look and sound magazine perfect. That was never our intention. We just wanted to share our food creations with our friends – YOU!

Homemade Chex Mix  Homemade Chex Mix

So just before Christmas, while I was back in Kansas visiting family, I decided that we just needed to get back to the basics: sharing our most beloved recipes and our newest creations. And sharing all of that with our friends. Who cares if the photos aren’t perfect. Who cares if the SEO readability of our posts did not conform with industry standards. Who cares if we didn’t make money from Google ads. That is not why we started this in the first place.

But I digress. 

Homemade Chex Mix

One of the things that I look forward to when going back home for Christmas is 1) seeing family and old friends again, and 2) all of the wonderful food and snacks that we get to share! By the way, one of my favorite meals at Christmas is my mother’s ham loaf! That recipe will probably never appear here on the blog because I look forward to mom making that for us every year. 

Homemade Chex Mix

And the treats: ah, the treats! My sister makes so many treats! Candied pecans, peanut brittle, fudge, and Homemade Chex Mix. This year I asked her to hold off on the homemade Chex mix and let me help make it so I could learn how to do it. Now I am asking myself, “why did I wait so long to learn this?!” It is so easy! And the best thing about this homemade Chex mix is that you can put whatever you want in it! Nut allergies? Leave them out! Can’t find melba toast? How about bagel chips! The possibilities are practically endless.

Homemade Chex Mix

The best part of it all was making this together as a family and then bringing it home and sharing with our friends. As I said earlier, it’s time to get back to the basics. Our goal for this new year is to get back into food blogging and feature our friends and family, as well as our recipes! 

Homemade Chex Mix

Enjoy!

Chef Rob

Homemade Chex Mix
 
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So versatile, so easy, and so delicious! This Homemade Chex Mix will be an instant success in your home!
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 12 cups
Ingredients
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1½ tsp. season salt
  • ¾ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup melba toast
  • 3 cup each: Corn, Rice, and Wheat Chex cereal
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 250°.
  2. Melt butter in large roasting pan in oven.
  3. Stir in seasonings and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Gradually add all remaining ingredients, stirring until evenly coated.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on paper towels to cool.
Alternate Instructions (What we did!)
  1. Heat oven to 250°.
  2. Melt butter, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings in microwave for 1 minute, stirring halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, add nuts, pretzels, cereal, and melba toast to a large roasting pan.
  4. Pour melted butter mixture into roasting pan, stirring until evenly coated.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on paper towels to cool.
Notes
We added Cheese Balls and substituted Cheerios for Wheat Chex. We also added bagel chips. We ended up adding more of the melted butter mixture to make sure that everything was good and coated before baking. Depending on what all dry ingredients you add, you may want to up the butter mixture for better resulting coverage and overall flavor! Get creative with your ingredients!!

 

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  1. Amber says:

    My MotherInLaw started the tradition of making this every Thanksgiving with the grandkids.
    Each year the portions that were sent home got smaller and smaller as the prices went up.
    This year we bought more supplies to make it again at Christmas. All the grands love it. 🙂

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