Chex® Mix Party Recipes and Ideas!

My Mother-In-law, Laura has a special red jar in her house filled with Chex® Mix at the holidays.  It’s the first thing my boys run to when they get to her house for Christmas Eve dinner. Next to the red jars are a stack of red bowls, they fill up quickly and disappear and soon everyone is crunching and munching and it feels like Christmas!

Chex® Party Mix has been a party favorite for over 50 years, but there is always something new to do with it.  Check out this fun and festive idea …

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Here’s a holiday-inspired twist on the original recipe (pictured above)

Hot Buttered Yum Chex® Mix

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:16 servings (1/2 cup each)
Ingredients

  • 4 cups Honey Nut Chex® cereal
  • 2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preparation Directions

  1. In large microwavable bowl, place cereals. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar and honey uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is bubbly. Stir in spices and rum flavoring. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute.
  3. Cool slightly; about 5 minutes. Stir in marshmallows. Spread on waxed paper. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3 1/2g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 135mg; Total Carbohydrate 27g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 13g); Protein 1g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 6%; Iron 25% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

… and in case you forgot here is the original recipe!

The Original Chex® Party Mix

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:24 servings (1/2 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Corn Chex® cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex® cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup bite-size pretzels
  • 1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Preparation Directions

  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.
  3. Oven Directions Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 280mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g); Protein 3g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 6%; Iron 30% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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