I don’t know what it is about winter, but in my family, that’s when the homemade Chex Mix tends to come out. I used to just stare at the bowl my grandma made longingly, but recently, I’ve taken matters into my own hands and make batches of Chex Mix for every occasion.
Here’s what I use:
- 9 cups Chex (3 cups wheat, 3 cups corn, 3 cups rice)
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup mixed nuts
- 1 cup rye chips
- 6 tablespoons Earth Balance
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (Vegan? Soy sauce is a pretty close substitute)
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (plus extra for shaking on top)
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. Melt the Earth Balance in the microwave and then add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Pour the melted butter into a casserole dish or large roasting pan (I usually have to split this up between two Pyrex casserole dishes) and add the Chex to the pan. Get it as evenly coated as you can, and then put in the oven. Bake for one hour, coming back to mix it up every 15 minutes.
This will be the most delicious snack you’ll ever make, so you might want to only prepare this when you have friends around to eat most of it. Having it in the house gets dangerous (trust me).