Can we all agree that Chex mix just hits the spot sometimes? It’s a perfect salty treat that makes you feel less guilty than potato chips. Although, I often give in to those. Well, I don’t know about you, but I only eat the Chex cereal and the pretzel pieces, so always leave half empty bowls with the remains laying around hoping someone else will eat them. The great thing is you can totally make your own! Then you can make it with whatever you want – Chex cereal and pretzels in my case. If you want, you can even add in some almonds or some random bread pieces. Make it your own and you’ll start enjoying it even more. I don’t even buy Chex mix because I prefer to go the homemade route.
This recipe was sort of passed down from my mom, and you’ll never guess what’s in it. When you look at the ingredients, you’ll think I made a mistake, but I didn’t. This recipe really does have Worcestershire sauce in it.
Ingredients (4 cups of mix):
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Lowry’s seasoned salt
- 3 cups Chex cereal
- 1 cup pretzels, slightly broken
- Sprinkle of garlic
- 1 inch deep sheet pan
Start by preheated the oven to 225 degrees. To melt the butter, you can either put it in the pan and let it melt as the oven preheats, which is what I usually do, or you can melt it in the microwave and then pour into the pan. Once the butter is melted inside of a sheet pan (should be at least 1 inch deep), add in the Worcestershire Sauce and mix together with a spatula. Then add the Lowry’s seasoned salt (yes, this really is the best seasoned salt for the recipe, in my opinion) and a sprinkle of garlic. Use the spatula to mix the ingredients together inside of the pan and then add the Chex and pretzels, stirring continually until the cereal and pretzels are evenly coated. This recipe is easily doubled or even halved, but these measurements will yield a small enough amount that you’re sure to eat it all before it has a chance to go stale. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can use old stale cereal and you won’t even notice it when it’s been baked!
Pop the pan in the oven for 20 minutes. Then remove, sir well and repeat two more times. At that point, give it a little taste test and decide if it’s crunchy enough for you because it should be. Otherwise, pop it in for one more round. Let it cool and devour! This Chex mix recipe will fill you up and I guarantee it will go fast. It also makes a nice last minute gift. Enjoy!