Saturday, September 8, 2012
Homemade Chex Mix for Retro Recipe Saturday
I love Homemade Chex Mix, not the kind you get in a bag from the grocery store, but the kind that you bake in the oven at home. We made a batch of Homemade Chex Mix a few weeks ago. Middle child Danny is still trying catch up on his favorite snacks food from being in the marines. I took pictures, because I wanted to share this recipe with all of you. I don't really follow the recipe on the box, I changed it long ago.
I decided that I wanted to give you some history on this great snack food. So I did some research for all of you. My Aunt Laura has been making this for as long as I can remember, I knew it was an old recipe. I found that the first recipe for Chex Mix was published in June 1952 issue of Life Magazine. It is similar to what we have today, but in 1952 they only had Rice Chex and Wheat Chex. There were several incarnation of Chex Mix until they came out with the recipe for "Party Mix" in the December 1963 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
Here is the recipe that we use to make Homemade Chex Mix.
2 boxes Wheat Chex
1 Box Rice Chex
1 Box Corn Chex
3 cup Cherios (optional )
1 cups pretzels (optional , we don't use them )
1 cup nuts ( optional , we don't use them )
2 cups butter or Parkay margarine
3/4 cup Worchestershire sauce
4 tsp seasoned salt
Preheat oven 250 degrees.
In a sauce pan melt butter, and stir in Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt.
Mix cereals and any other ingredients that you might want in the mix in a large roasting pan.
Then pour the 1/3 of the butter mixture over the cereal and mix the cereal to coat with butter. Add the next 1/3 of butter and mix cereal mixture again, do the same with the last 1/3 of the butter.
Put on paper towels to cool.
Once cooled, put in tins or plastic containers to store.
Eat and have fun.
I hope that you like this Homemade Chex Mix Recipe. I use more butter and Worcestershire sauce then the regular recipe on the box, because I like it really coated with the butter mixture, rather then dry. Let me know what you think of this recipe. It would be great with yesterday's Cosmopolitan's.
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