Chex mix

Monday, December 15, 2008

I can’t imagine a party without Chex Mix to snack on. It’s very easy to make and is a good idea for gift baskets too.

What you’ll need:

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 Tbl butter or margarine
2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tsp seasoned salt
¾ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder

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. Makes 24 (½ cup) servings.

Cost:
breakfast cereal - $2.50/box
mixed nuts - $3.50
pretzels - $1.09
bagel chips - $1.99
butter - $1.75/pound
Worcestershire sauce - $1.79
Total - $14.44/$0.60 per serving

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