I learned this simple recipe from my Mom who always makes chex mix around the holidays. Picture this: Comfy clothes, warmth from the fire burning in the fireplace, a good movie and the perfect snack. When it’s far below freezing and dark outside, this sounds like a perfect cozy evening at home to me. Maybe add a glass of wine to that list too 🙂 The weather has already taken a turn here in Ohio and these types of evenings are sounding better and better. Plus, I love decorating a room to be cozy this time of year. It’s easy to accomplish in the living room with a cute basket filled with blankets or birch wood logs (I recently purchased this one from Magnolia Market), some flameless moving wick LED candles (favorite! mine are all from Amish country) and some comfy decorative pillows on the couch (might I suggest shopping at Kirklands)! I’ll let you choose the movie, but your snack should probably be this chex mix. Clearly, right? 🙂
Not only is the chex mix delicious and better than any store bought version I’ve tried, it’s also a breeze to make! I used corn, wheat and rice chex mix, pretzels, mixed nuts and brioche toasts when making ours! We normally use garlic flavored bagel chips rather than brioche toasts, but I couldn’t find them in the store – possibly because I forgot to look in the obvious cracker aisle though that seems doubtful 😉 I bought the toasts from Trader Joes and they were just as good. So choose your favorite base ingredients and check out the recipe below for a great snack to serve at your movie night! Christmas Vacation anyone? I know there’s some fellow Christmas lovers out there who have been playing the movies already just like me!
Homemade Chex Mix
The perfect snack for your cozy movie night on a chilly evening
- 6 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
- 3/4 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion powder
- 3 cups Corn chex
- 2 cups Rice chex
- 3 cups Wheat chex
- 1 cup Mixed Nuts
- 2 cups Pretzels
- 1 cup garlic flavored bagel chips or brioche toasts broken into pieces
Heat oven to 250 degrees
Add butter to a roasting pan, place uncovered in heated oven and allow to melt.
Remove pan from oven and add seasonings. Stir until all seasonings are well mixed and resemble a sauce.
Add remaining ingredients, gently stirring as you go to evenly coat.
Once evenly coated, cover pan with lid and add back to the preheated oven. Bake for one hour, removing and stirring every 15 minutes to prevent sticking. You will stir a total of three times.
After an hour, remove chex mix from oven and spread over paper towels to cool. Store in an air tight container.
Have a beautiful day!