Chex®icago Party Mix

Chex®icago Party Mix

Chex® Party Mix Contest Recipe 2009! Whip up a batch of Chex® Mix reminiscent of the windy city's flavor combo of sweet and salty.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

30

servings

3
cups Corn Chex® cereal
3
cups Wheat Chex® cereal
2
cups Chocolate Chex® cereal
2
cups bite-size square cheese crackers
3
cups cheese popcorn
1/4
cup butter
1/3
cup light brown sugar or molasses
1/3
cup light corn syrup
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
  1. Mix cereals, 1 cup of the cheese crackers and 2 cups of the popcorn in large, microwavable bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir; microwave on High until bubbling. Remove from microwave; stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam up, but keep mixing until baking soda is dissolved. Pour over the cereal mixture; stir until fully coated.
  3. Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after every minute. Spread on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let cool for about 5 minutes to let caramel fully harden. Stir in remaining 1 cup cheese crackers and 1 cup popcorn.
Makes 30 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
To ease the load of last-minute prep, make the mix up to 2 weeks ahead and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 serving)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.