Sharing this recipe makes me feel a little weird (and hungry) while we are in the middle of Whole30 but it is a special treat staple in our house, especially during the holidays, so it’s fresh on my mind and I certainly don’t plan to give it up forever. 😉 It’s such an easy, crowd pleasing snack and comes together with minimal effort – which is why you will find it at just about every large gathering you attend around here!
A friend text me not too long ago and asked me for “my” Chex Mix recipe. I was out and about and quickly text back “It’s the one on the back of the Wheat Chex Box then I just add X, Y, and Z!” Then I jumped on Google to double check (you can find the official Original Chex Mix Recipe here) and realized there were about 10 other changes I need to tell her! Their recipe is fine (if my husband is making this for us that would be the one he uses and it tastes great!) but…mine is better. More flavor for sure.
Best Ever Homemade Chex Mix
4 cups Corn Chex
4 cups Rice Chex
4 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup Salted Roasted Peanuts
2 cups Mini Twist or Rod Pretzels
2 cups Cheese Its
For the Sauce:
12 tablespoons (1.5 sticks) of butter (I like salted in this)
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 teaspoons seasoned salt
1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
Pre-heat oven to 250. Melt/mix all sauce ingredients together on the stove or in the microwave. Pour slowly over the Chex mixture (I keep one of these pans in my pantry specifically for Chex Mix then wash it so I get a few uses) and stir to coat evenly as best you can. Bake for 1.5 hours stirring every 15-20 minutes. When it’s done baking spread it out over paper towels on your counter to dry some more before eating. I store mine in zip-locs or Tupperware and it keeps for…as long as my husband will allow haha.
You will see that my “extra stuff” or the snacks you add in other than actual Chex are different than the original recipe. The things listed below are what we like best but you can totally switch these things up according to what you enjoy. Playing with the different flavors or Cheese Its is one of our favorite things to do. The Hot and Spicy ones are the bomb in this if spicy is your thing!
Hope you enjoy! I’ll be back on Wednesday with a Whole30 Week One recap!