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Traditional Chex Mix

Traditional Chex Mix

This is the recipe that's been a favorite for years. There is play room for ingredients in this recipe. I usually substitute tiny pretzel sticks or tiny pretzel shapes for one of the Chex cereals. I usually double the recipe because nine cups is simply not enough. If you double the recipe, you will want to use a large foil turkey roasting pan because it will not fit into a shallow roasting pan. This is addictive! A variation of this recipe is called Nuts and Bolts.

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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (I always use butter)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Bran Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup salted mixed nuts
  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Heat butter in a large shallow roasting pan (about 15 x 10 x 2 inches) in oven until melted.
  3. Stir in seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Add Chex and nuts. Mix until all pieces are coated.
  5. Heat in oven for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on absorbent paper to cool.

Source: Chex Party Mixes, Snacks & Candies, published by the Ralston Purina Company in 1980 - the photograph is from that recipe booklet.