Homemade Chex Mix
Make Homemade Chex Mix in the microwave in 10 minutes or less! Adapted from the original Chex Mix recipe (but I use more butter).
Servings 16 servings
- 4 cups Corn Chex cereal (see note 1)
- 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 2 cups bite-sized pretzels
- 2 cups garlic chips or Melba toasts broken in to 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup peanuts (see note 2)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine Chex cereal, pretzels, garlic chips, and peanuts.
In a small bowl, microwave butter until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until blended.
Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal in 3 batches, stirring well after each addition.
Microwave the Chex mix on HIGH for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread the Chex mix on paper towels to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Chex: I'm leaving out the Wheat Chex because I don't love them. You'll want about 8 or 9 cups of cereal total, however you mix it.
- Nuts: The original recipe uses mixed nuts which just seems bizarre to me. I went with straight peanuts which, I'm pretty sure, is what they use in the pre-made Chex Mix you can buy at the store. Walnuts? No thanks.
- Other mix-ins: Pretzels, yes obviously. But how about those garlic chips? They seems to be getting harder and harder to find. I went with Melba toast. Sometimes I break them up (good idea) and sometimes I don't. Bagel chips also work. You can also try Cheerios, goldfish crackers, whatever! Have fun.
Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 5mg