Another one of our 5 favorite holiday treats in addition to the Fake Heath Bars is Chex Mix. Can you buy it easily at the store for half the price? Yes. Does the store-bought version taste as good and make your house smell AMAZING? Nope! I can remember making this with Ryanne and my mom to put in a tin to give to neighbors, teachers, or friends as a holiday treat. We’d also make it for snacks when decorating the house for Christmas with our Amy Grant Christmas CD playing or for holiday parties. We use the Original Chex Party Mix recipe and if you have about and hour and a half to spare (maybe watching Love Actually, Elf, or The Holiday with a glass of wine like me) this recipe is totally worth it!
For the Homemade Chex Mix:
3 Cups Wheat Chex
4 Cups Corn Chex
1 Cup mixed nuts
6 tsp. butter
2 Tbsp. Worchestershire Sauce
1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
** I left out mini pretzels, but you can add in a cup if you’d like!
First, measure out all of the Chex cereal and combine in a large bowl.
Add in the cup of mixed nuts. You can also just do one type of nut if you’d like.
Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium low heat.
Add in the Worchestershire Sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to the melted butter. Mix until incorporated.
Pour the butter mixture over the bowl of Chex Mix cereal and nuts. Stir to ensure that the butter mixture evenly covers the cereal.
Pour the mixture into a large baking dish or jelly roll pans. Bake at 250 F for 1 hour. Set your timer for 15 minute increments so you can stir the mix to make sure it roasts evenly.
Doesn’t it look yummy?! When the hour is up cool the mixture for about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container or gallon sized Ziploc bag.
For sharing as gifts, put in a Christmas tin or large mason jar with a ribbon tied around the top – You will definitely be on Santa’s Nice List… Enjoy!