Classic Chex Party Mix #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give you a small update and let you know I am feeling so much better.  My cold lasted 2 weeks and the only thing that remains is the cough. The cough is getting less and less each passing day, but it is still slightly there.  I want to thank you for your kind words that you sent me.  That means a lot to me.

Now onto today’s recipe!  Today for #SundaySupper we had to share with you a retro recipe.  When I think retro I automatically think the 70’s.  But actually I was listening to the classic rock station and they were playing 80’s music.  Eck!  Now I feel old!  Anyway, I googled retro recipes and one recipe that kept standing out was Chex Party Mix.  It seems that in the 70’s it was a must have at all the parties.  Then I did a little homework and I found out that Chex Party Mix recipe actually came out in 1952.  Now that’s retro!  A little history here, but the recipe for Chex Party Mix made it to cereal boxes in 1985.  If you now check out the cereal boxes, they have a ton of different Chex Mix recipes from Corn Bread Chex Mix to Cherry Malt Chocolate Chex Mix.  Boy there are a ton of different ways to make your Chex Mix.  But today I did it the old fashion way, just like they did in the 50’s, except I did use the microwave to melt the butter. Hey, I had to cheat somewhere.  But the rest of the recipe is the same.  So here is my recipe for Classic Chex Party Mix.

Classic Chex Party Mix #SundaySupper
The Classic Chex Mix is crunchy, salty and it kind of reminds me of a slight Asian flavor. I think that is from the Worcestershire sauce? None of the flavors are overwhelming, but they all go together beautifully. This is an addicting snack, so be warned if you make it. I couldn’t keep my fingers out of the container. In general for a party snack I think it is pretty healthy. The recipe makes 12 cups and each serving is only 125 calories. Like I said, the only problem is sticking to one serving size. I could sit here and eat the whole recipe. Matter in fact I have a little bowl of it sitting next to me right now.
Classic Chex Party Mix #SundaySupper
Chex Party Mix is made with simple ingredients that you can find at any grocery store. Matter in fact I bought everything I needed at Target. The Chex Mix is made with Corn, Rice and Wheat Chex cereal, mixed nuts, pretzels and garlic flavored bagel crisps. The flavor comes from the butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder with a little bit of seasoned salt. It’s really a simple fun recipe to make. I bet the kids would love to help make it with you too!  The sinful side of me says to add some chocolate chips when it’s cooled to make it sweet and salty, but I didn’t tell you that.
Classic Chex Party Mix #SundaySupper

Classic Chex Party Mix
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12 cups
  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 5.9
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Sugar: 1.9
  • Sodium: 192
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 7.8
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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A light, slightly salty, baked, easy to make classic snack made with Chex Cereal, nuts, pretzels and garlic bagel crisps that has been seasoned with a garlic and onion flavors.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pretzel
  • 1 cup bite-size garlic bagel chips or 1 cup regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tbsp. butter or 6 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 3⁄4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. onion powder
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, mixed nuts, pretzels and garlic bagel chips. Set a side.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and cook for 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  4. Pour butter mixture over the Chex mixture and mix until everything is coated. Pour onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. Note: I just turned the oven off and left the oven door slightly opened and let it cool completely.

Classic Chex Party Mix #SundaySupper

Now that I know how easy Chex Mix is to make, I have another flavor that I want to try.  You probably guessed it, spicy!  he he  I am sure you will be seeing that recipe in the near future since I have so much Chex Cereal left over.

Be sure to check out the Retro recipes the #SundaySupper crew made.

Have  a great rest of the weekend!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Classic Chex Party Mix #SundaySupper
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Comments

  1. Renee Dobbs says:

    Yep, I remember back in the 70’s and 80’s that this mix would be at every party. I still see it occasionally these days too.

  2. Just as addicting with less calories!!! LOVE this, Jennifer!

  3. smallwalletbigappetite says:

    Oh my goodness it has been so long since I had chex mix, maybe I should introduce my daughter to it. 🙂

  4. It just not a party with out classic Chex Mix!!!

  5. Back in the day this was THE mix to put out and considered healthy!

  6. Diana @DandelionGreens says:

    I had no idea Chex Mix came out in the 50’s. Fun!! And Delicious.

  7. cathy6c says:

    My gosh — our next door neighbor gave this recipe to my mom in the early 1960s andI’ve been making it since. It’s addictive! — cathy from delaware girl eats

  8. Isn’t Chex mix the best? I am glad you are feeling better. It’s not fun to be sick, but I’m sure this mix aided in your recovery.

  9. I fondly remember Chex mix as a kid. I will forgive you for the emphasis on the 50’s REALLY being retro LOL

  10. My mom always made this as a snack for us. Love it!

  11. My mom made this over Christmas – makes me want to play cards with my family.

  12. We have always loved chex mix and made many variations but the original is always best and never goes out of style!

  13. Jen: I remember when my mom made this mix for a party one year. We thought it was so cool. Thanks for the memories.

  14. Love this recipe, we still make it!

  15. Chex Mix was my favorite as a kid and every now and then I’ll even buy the packaged kind, but making it yourself is so much healthier. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I remember seeing this at every party when I was a kid! I’ve never made it myself, so I think I’ll break this out at the next party I have!

  17. I absolutely love this Chex Party Mix — and homemade tastes nothing like store bought, thankfully! I could eat the entire bowl!

  18. I have to admit that I am still addicted to Chex mix!!

  19. This looks so addictive! I’m so glad you’re feeling better! I’m getting over a bad cold myself, I can relate. It sucks.

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