Chex Mix (Holiday Treat)
Yummy Chex Mix!!!

The Best Homemade Chex Mix for 2022

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: super easy
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Homemade Chex Mix is the perfect snack!

Ingredients

  • 9 cups of Chex Cereal (Corn, Rice, Wheat mixed) to begin the Homemade Chex Mix
  • 3 cups nuts (pecans, cashews, etc)
  • 1 cup pretzels (broken up into smaller pieces)
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp No-salt seasoning (like a Mrs. Dash)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • M&Ms or candy (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. In a large roasting pan melt butter in oven
  3. Remove roasting pan from oven when butter is melted
  4. Add into the roasting pan Worcestershire sauce, no-salt seasoning, salt and garlic powder into melted butter and stir
  5. Add to roasting pan chex cereal and mix
  6. Add nuts and pretzel to roasting pan and mix
  7. Roast the chex mix ingredients for 1 hour.  Stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. When roasting completed, spread out on paper towels to cool about 15 minutes
  9. Store in sealed container
  10. Mix in or layer with M&Ms or other candies

What is the best tasting Holiday Treat?  Homemade Chex Mix, made in your oven.  Delight your family and friends with this perfect snack! I’ve been perfecting this recipe over the years and let me tell you it’s absolutely delicious!  

Tips & Tricks for perfecting Homemade Chex Mix

You can mix and match whichever chex cereal you like.  The most important thing is that you have at least 9 cups of cereal. 

Don’t forget to add whatever nuts you like to this recipe. Personally, I like cashews and pecans with low or no salt.  But whatever you have at home will work! 

Make sure you have a large roasting pan or lasagna pan with sides to make mixing and roasting easy

If you have a favorite seasoning or spice go ahead and give it a try

The most important part of this recipe is taking the time to roast the chex mix in the oven.  If you make this recipe in the microwave it just doesn’t have the same flavor or texture

If you are making this simple chex mix recipe for the holidays then definitely use holiday M&Ms to decorate your Homemade Chex Mix.  Also consider adding other candies that you have like candy corn, junior mints or gum drops depending on the season

One of my favorite things to do is to make this homemade chex mix recipe for as a gift. Not only do I make this delicious treat around the holidays, it’s perfect year round. The best part of this simple recipe chex mix recipe is just that; it is simple and easy to make. 

Background of Homemade Chex Mix

Over the years I have made a variety of Christmas treats.  Homemade Chex Mix is always described by family and friends as a yummy favorite.

I believe that by taking the time to roast the chex cereal and nuts in the oven you perfect the chex mix treat.  It reminds us of our childhood when that was the only way to have chex mix.  It was not available in the store.

The great part of Homemade Chex Mix is that you can add candy treats after it is cooled and customize this wonderful snack into a tasty treasure.  This homemade simple chex mix recipe, explodes with unbelievable flavors when blended together – salty, sweet, spicy, chocolate etc.  It is just perfect! 

When you are looking for the perfect treat this holiday season, don’t forget to make Homemade Chex Mix for your family and friends.  It is a fun family cooking event and is even better as a snack while watching a holiday movie. Consider making some chocolate chip bar cookies as an extra special treat, great for all those chocolate lovers!  Have you ever made homemade chex mix, if so what did you add in it?

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