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Original Chex™ Party Mix

original chex™ party mix Snack
Original Chex™ Party Mix
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 24

Is it time for a party? Then it’s time for Chex Party Mix! This crunchy, salty snack is a welcome addition to any big game celebration or holiday gathering. It’s easy to pull the original Chex Mix recipe together yourself—feel free to add your own personal flair with sweet, salty or spicy additions. MORE+ LESS-

September 20, 2018

Ingredients

3
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
3
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
3
cups Wheat Chex™ cereal
1
cup mixed nuts
1
cup bite-size pretzels
1
cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
6
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2
teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon onion powder

Steps

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  • 1
    In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  • 2
    Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • For a toastier rendition of this party go-to snack, heat up your oven to 250°F. Mix the cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips in a large bowl until well blended; set aside. Melt the butter in a large roasting pan in the oven. Stir in the seasonings, then gradually stir in the cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
  • This original recipe is the very best template for freewheeling snack making. Make it your own by choosing your favorite nuts, swap in and out crunchy ingredients like sourdough pretzel bites, cheesy goldfish crackers, popcorn (maybe even some caramel corn), or broken tortilla chips. Or stir up a new flavor of melted butter to tie the mix together—add a shake of dried herbs, a strong dash of hot pepper sauce, or a squeeze of lemon juice with some grated zest.
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Back in the 1950s, families first began spending time watching television together. On those cozy evenings enjoying Ed Sullivan or Milton Berle, the parents and kids wanted something they could snack on without taking their eyes off the (tiny, black-and-white) screen. And so the homemade Chex Mix recipe was born. Using simple ingredients that were already on-hand in the kitchen pantry, an enterprising 50s chef could pull a batch together during a commercial break and still be back in time for the regularly scheduled programming. Who was the first person to create and serve homemade Chex Mix? No one has definitively claimed that honor, although a rumor persists that it was first served in 1955 by the wife of a Chex Mix executive. When everyone at the couple’s holiday party asked for the Chex Mix recipe, its popularity grew, until soon it was appearing on boxes of Wheat, Rice and Corn Chex being sold nationwide. Check out Betty's best snacks< for even more snack-able, party-worthy variations and ideas.

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