This weekend we caught up with an old friend who’d driven in from Dallas for a work event. Our house is pretty close the venue, so she stayed over and had dinner. While I was working in the kitchen, she sat at the table drinking a glass of wine and the usual question came up. “Have you entered any contests lately?” She asked. “No.” I said. “Well, wait…I did enter one..or maybe two, but my blog keeps me busy these days.” And then she told me about the Chex Mix contest and said the prize was $5,000. “You should enter.” I told her.
And now I’m passing on the info to all of you because the world needs more types of Chex Mix and who couldn’t use $5,000?
If you’re suddenly craving Chex mix, here’s the way I make it. The back-of-the-box recipe has been updated for the microwave, but I like to make it in the oven. I mix everything together in a bowl and dump it in the roasting pan, but the original recipe says to melt the butter in the roasting pan, add the seasonings and just toss it all together. If you have a better way of making it, let us know! Or keep it secret and enter it in the contest.
Baked Chex Mix
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cut bite-size pretzels
1 cup bagel chips
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a large roasting pan lightly with butter.
Combine the melted butter with the Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder and onion powder in a large bowl. Stir cereal, nuts, pretzels, and bagel chips until coated.
Spread in pan and bake for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool.