If you follow me on any social media, you know that I love to eat! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year for food!! Of course, there is all of the pumpkin spice goodies…I like that stuff, but it isn’t my favorite. My favorite goes back to when I was a kid. I can remember being over at my Aunt Betty’s house and seeing the yellow Tupperware container. You know the one…it was the massive yellow bowl with the clear/white lid on it. It was big enough to hold enough food for an army. When I saw the bowl, I knew what was in it. As soon as I would have one bite, I couldn’t stop. To this day, I still can’t have just one bite. I love this stuff!! Chex mix is one of my all time favorite snacks. For some reason, I usually only make it in the fall. I can literally eat the whole batch of it (which is why I typically make two batches so others in my home can have some).
I have my own version of chex mix. I use the recipe on the box as the base, but switch it up with goodies that I like. Below is my version of the recipe:
- 3 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
- 3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
- 3 cups Wheat Chex™ cereal
- 1 cup pecans (the original recipe calls for mixed nuts)
- 1 cup bite-size pretzels
- 1 cup cheese its (the original recipe calls for garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces)
- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (UMMMM, I usually add some extra dashes because I love Worcestershire sauce)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Heat oven to 250 degrees
- Mix cereal, pecans, pretzels and cheese its
- Melt butter
- Mix seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder
- Add Worcestershire sauce to the butter, then add the dry seasoning mixture (seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder), mix well
- Pour butter/seasoning mixture over the dry ingredients – stir until all the mix is coated
- Put aluminum foil on a baking sheet and spread mixture evenly over the baking sheet (when I make more than one batch, I use a roaster…it is much easier this way and you can make a lot!!)
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes
- Let cool and enjoy!!
My first batch of the year!!