We are all about snacks lately over here at Wild and Wonderful Me! Today I am bringing you an absolute must have holiday recipe for the best savory Holiday Chex Mix you have ever tasted. Growing up in New Jersey and then Norway, Chex Mix was never ever something that my family had on the table during the holidays. Maybe we should have since I remember hanging around the kitchen bothering my Mom waiting for the food to hit the table.
When I moved to West Virginia, my good friends Sue and Hans always had Mark and I over (even before we were married) for holiday get-togethers. Sue always had this Holiday Chex Mix on the table to snack on in her cozy kitchen as we chatted so she could prepare dinner. It kept the hunger at bay as we waited, and probably also kept us from getting too tipsy off the delicious cocktails!
A few weeks ago I asked Sue if she would mind sharing the recipe with me and she happily obliged. I have been so excited to make it this weekend to have on Thanksgiving, and to share with you!
Sue’s Holiday Chex Mix
- 1/2 box Rice Chex
- 1/2 box Corn Chex
- 1/2 box Crispix
- 1 1/2 sticks melted butter
- 3 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
- Tabasco to taste
- Lawry’s seasoned salt or garlic salt
Put cereals in a very large bowl or pan and stir. Combine the butter with Worcestershire Sauce and tabasco. Drizzle some of the melted butter over cereal. Shake on Lawry’s Seasoned salt or garlic salt. Add small pretzels or pretzel sticks, drizzle more butter, then add potato sticks, drizzle more butter mixture and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Add peanuts or mixed nuts, Cheez-its, goldfish, and whatever else you like. Continue to drizzle butter and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Bake in a 275 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Recipe notes: I had to use 3 large pans to fit all the Chex mix in the oven, and it was a tight fit. I also had no idea how much tabasco to add, so I dumped some in. While it was baking, I opened the oven a couple times and the it made my eyes burn! Yaasssss!!!! This is a hard recipe to screw up too bad, so just go with your instincts.
Also- if you are wondering what the potato sticks are all about, here is a picture of the container. They were hard to find, but a friend of mine found them at Walmart and even delivered them to my house.
Update: I made this on Sunday and today I had to go home from work for a bit. I munched on this stuff for a full 45 minutes. it’s highly addictive!
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