Chex Mix Contest Plus Baked Chex Mix Recipe

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?

Chex Mix Contest

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.

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  1. says

    My hobby is entering recipe contests. I have done very, very well. Besides many $$$ I have won 5 KitchenAid Mixers (all donated to various non-profits) and other nifty prizes.

    There are several web sites devoted to recipe contesting. The one I use and (I think the best) is There is a yearly membership fee (25.00 for the past 5 years) and sometimes a sponsor will send you a coupon or a token gift just for entering. So, you usually get your membership fee back—at least I have. Right now, between all the lists, there is close to 100 recipe contests.

  2. says

    Mmmm, I really like Chex Mix, but you’ll never guess who in my family doesn’t. Yep, my husband. He doesn’t really any trail mix type, toss it in your mouth, crunchy mixes. He’s weird, I tell ya, weird! The danger for me with these is I would snack and snack and not realize how much I just ate. 😉 I’ll have to check out the contest.

  3. Michelle says

    Anna,how did I not know that you were a $1 M winner in the Pillsbury contest in 2006? I just saw that on the contest cooking link posted in the comment above. Wow – good for you! I knew you’d won a few other contests here and there but didn’t realize you’d won that big one! How fun is that!

  4. Tyler says

    I am a HUGE cookie fan. So glad I found this blog.

    This recipe looks great too.

    Been tearing through all your old posts. Great blog!!!

  5. says

    I’ve been having a lot more fun working on blog recipes than on contests too 🙂 The Chex Mix one looks fun though, thanks for sharing!

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