If you’re looking for a delicious and nostalgic snack, look no further than old fashioned Chex Mix. This classic treat has been a crowd-pleaser for generations and is perfect for parties, movie nights, or just a cozy evening at home. While there are many variations of Chex Mix recipes out there, nothing beats the original oven-baked version. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making the perfect old fashioned Chex Mix in your oven.
Gathering Your Ingredients
To start your Chex Mix adventure, gather all the necessary ingredients. You will need 3 cups of corn Chex cereal, 3 cups of rice Chex cereal, 2 cups of pretzels, 1 cup of mixed nuts, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (melted), 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. These ingredients can be easily found in your local grocery store.
Preparing and Mixing
Now that you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to prepare and mix them together. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup. In a large mixing bowl, combine the corn Chex cereal, rice Chex cereal, pretzels, and mixed nuts.
In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the melted butter with Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Then add seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to the butter mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
Pour the butter mixture over the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently toss and coat all the pieces evenly with the buttery seasoning mixture.
Baking Your Chex Mix
Once your mixture is well-coated, transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out in an even layer, making sure there are no clumps or overlapping pieces. This will ensure that each piece gets crispy and evenly baked.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent burning. The slow and low baking method allows the flavors to develop and the seasoning to adhere to each piece.
Cooling and Storing
After an hour of baking, remove the Chex Mix from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. As it cools, it will become crispier and more delicious.
Once cooled, transfer your homemade old fashioned Chex Mix into an airtight container or resealable bag for storage. It can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks, but chances are it won’t last that long.
In conclusion, making old fashioned Chex Mix in your oven is a simple yet satisfying process. With just a few ingredients and some patience, you can enjoy this classic snack anytime you want. Whether you’re hosting a party or snuggling up for a movie night at home, this homemade Chex Mix is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. So grab your ingredients and get ready to savor every crunchy bite of nostalgia.
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