Original Chex Mix - In The Microwave!

When Fall rolls around and the air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing, it is one of life's little pleasures to enjoy tasty fall treats. The most traditional holiday season snack is of course homemade Chex Mix!

If your schedule is as unpredictable and mine, however, you might feel you don't have the time to invest in the lengthy process of baking delicious fall snacks. That's why this year I decided to try the microwave directions on the Chex boxes for their original snack mix.

I thought surely the result would just be a soggy mess. After all, there's just no way that the cereal would come out of the microwave nice and crispy?!  Well I tried it out and I'm happy to report that it actually works! It's delicious and takes only minutes!


3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite sized pretzels (I used sticks instead)
1 cup garlic flavor bagel chips, broken into 1 inch pieces
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

 In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. 

In a small microwavable bowl (I used a Pyrex cup) microwave butter uncovered on high about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture, stir until evenly coated. 

Microwave uncovered on high 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. 

Spread on paper towels to cool. (I spread mine out on waxed paper laid over cookie sheets.)
Store in an airtight container.


 That's really all there is to this simple recipe. I also added rye chips to my recipe. If you do add rye chips or other dry ingredients, you might want to add a little more butter and seasonings just to make sure it all gets covered evenly. I hope you enjoy this shortened version of a delicious fall snack!

This recipe was taken from the back of a Wheat Chex box and can also be found at  http://www.chex.com/Recipes/RecipeView.aspx?RecipeId=6709. The pictures shown are from my personal experience making this recipe.

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