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 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 30

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.

Expert Tips

To ease the load of last-minute prep, make the mix up to 2 weeks ahead and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
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.