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!!
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
Chex Party Mix for a happy family!