This one seems so obvious, but apparently there is need out there for a good Chex Mix recipe. It seems that all of the Chex cereal boxes now provide recipes for their "Chex mix" that talk about microwaving ingredients!?! Microwaving? No sir. We bake our Chex mix. Bake and stir, bake and stir. And we use real butter. Margarine is for the weak.
Homemade Chex Mix
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 sticks of real butter
6 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce (the new French's is great)
5 teaspoons of Lawry's Seasoned Salt
2 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of Obie Cue's Garlic Pepper
6 cups of Corn Chex
6 cups of Rice Chex
6 cups of Wheat Chex
3 cups of Honey Nut Cheerios
4 cups of Pretzel Sticks
4 cups of Pecans
WHAT YOU DO:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 250°F.
2. Cut the butter into small chunks and place it in a large roasting pan. Melt the butter in the oven.
3. Stir in the Worcestershire and spices, then gradually stir in the remaining ingredients until they are all evenly coated.
4. Bake the mix for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to re-coat the cereals.
5. Allow the mix to cool, then store it in an airtight container for at least four hours (something great goes on with the flavor inside the airtight container).
I am anti-bagel chip. You may be pro-bagel chip, and that's okay. I have heard about people wanting to add things like goldfish, cheese nips, wasabi peas, M&Ms...it's your world. You can switch out the pretzels and/or the pecans for other nuts and various goodies - just keep the total cup amounts the same to keep the ratios good on the butter and spices.