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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kids in the Kitchen: Chex Party Mix

MMM...Chex Party Mix.  The best is homemade!  Have you made it before?  If not, I would encourage you to do so.  No party is needed.  I cannot imagine it going stale, though if you are single with no children you may just want to try a half batch...but probably only the first time you make it if you are as naughty as I am.

For years I only made this in the oven.  (I made my first batch in 2001.)  This was my first time using the microwave.  Wow.  Salty goodness in just 5 minutes instead of an hour!  It didn't lose any flavor or crunch in the microwave, so this will be my new way to make it!  (And FYI, for years when I would make this I would buy generic Corn Chex and Rice Chex, but my stores never had generic Wheat Chex.  Walmart carries a generic version of Wheat Chex, in case you wanted to know.)

3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup mixed nuts (I just use dry roasted peanuts.)
1 cup bite-sized pretzels (I prefer broken pretzel sticks.)
1 cup bite-sized bagel chips (I omit and increase pretzels and nuts.)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine 
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (In the past I didn't have this and just used garlic salt...worked fine.)
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

In large microwavable bowl mix cereal, nuts, pretzels and chips; set aside.  In small microwavable bowl, heat butter until melted-about 40 seconds.  Stir in seasonings.  Pour over cereal mixture and mix thoroughly.

Microwave mix on high for 5-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.  Spread and cool on paper towels. Store in air tight container.  YUM!!
Kid tasks: 
Breaking pretzels
Dumping and snacking
Mixing dry ingredients
Mom (and older child) tasks:
Measuring, if you have younger children,
Thoroughly mixing butter mixture into cereal mixture
Stirring heated mixture

Final results:
Chex Party Mix for a happy family!


Shonda said...

Oh, that looks yummy and easy for kids to help!

Ticia said...

sigh, I'm the only one in my family who eats it

Kerri said...

Okay, yum! That's officially on my must-make list now!

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