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Classic Chex Mix

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 That was my backyard this weekend. No joke. Some snowdrifts were up to my husband’s chest! (He’s 6’0″!) We were blessed though, because for our 16″ of snow many areas got 4 FEET of snow. Many are still without power. It was definitely an interesting weekend here in Wyoming and for our friends in South Dakota as well. Here’s to the start of a very long winter!

Because of our cold, snowy weekend we needed some warm Chex Mix to eat while we watched some football. (Okay, while he watched football and the baby and I napped.) I started making this mix a few Thanksgivings ago. Mostly because my brother and dad were coming to visit and we are snackers in my family, so I knew having this available would prevent them from standing in the kitchen picking at every single thing I was working on. (It worked. Except come Turkey time they were stuffed full of Chex mix… )

Maybe you’re one of those people who don’t like to think about how soon the holidays will be here, but I can’t wait! Do you know Thanksgiving is less than two months away? 52 days! You’ll probably see quite a few posts containing recipes to prepare for your feast. So keep this one bookmarked! It is quick and easy and perfect to keep the hungry masses at bay while you finish your turkey and stuffing.


You will need:

1 box Cheezits
1 box Chex cereal (rice, corn, etc.)
1 tin salted peanuts
pretzels (desired amount)
1 or 2 bags of Gardetto’s “Special Request Garlic Rye Chips” (Found in the chips/nuts aisle. My husband always requests 2 bags in the mix.)
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Seasoning salt
Worcestershire sauce


The preparation…

Start off by melting your butter and adding your Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Once combined set aside and mix up your dry ingredients.




This makes a GIANT batch of Chex Mix. If you want to halve it, go on with your bad self.



Dump your mixture over the dry ingredients and coat well, pour onto a sheet pan(s), and bake.


Now, Chex company’s recipe says to microwave. My husband and I love when it is super crispy and browned, so I go the oven route. You can always microwave for 5-6 minutes (stirring every 2 minutes or so), but I recommend you bake. Because it’s just unbelievably awesome.

You should also eat it warm … With some beer or iced tea. 🙂 Store in gallon ziploc bags.



Happy Monday and I hope you have a great week, friends!


Classic Chex Mix

*makes 2 gallon Ziploc bags

1 box Chex cereal (rice, corn, etc.)
1 box Cheez-Its
1 can peanuts
Pretzels (desired amount)
1 or 2 bags Gardetto’s “Special Request Garlic Rye Chips”
12 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/4 teaspoons onion powder

1) Melt butter and add Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well and pour over dry ingredients (that have also been mixed.)
2) Coat ingredients well with the butter mixture, pour onto sheet pan, and bake in 350 degree oven.
3) Bake for 6-8 minutes and stir ingredients on pan, then return to oven for remaining 5-7 minutes.
4) Store in gallon ziploc bags.

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