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Grandma’s Christmas Chex Mix

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Chex mix made at home is great year round especially when you have the craving for a snack! It's so much better than store-bought because YOU control what ingredients go into your chex mix!

I went to a gift wrapping workshop several years ago because I never knew how to wrap gifts properly.

I’ve always tried but then resorted to gift bags and pretty much hated everything about wrapping presents.

My ends were horrible. I would always end up with way too much material and then I’d scrunch it all up and tape it.

Lol, you would know EVERY year which presents were from me.

I’m happy to say that now I know how to wrap properly…I wish I had learned this earlier this year because now I want to wrap all the things and buy all the cute wrapping paper.

Although, day after Christmas will be the best day to scoop all those up for next year.

Did you know that I actually have a calendar alert on my phone for the day after Christmas so I can always remember to buy all the holiday cards and decorations for next year? Haha #crazybutsmart

Chex mix made at home is great year round especially when you have the craving for a snack! It's so much better than store-bought because YOU control what ingredients go into your chex mix!

Inspiration for this Christmas chex mix recipe

Well, the titty cookies (peanut butter blossom cookies) were inspired by Jason’s family and with that came this Christmas chex mix recipe.

Every single Christmas I have had with Jason’s family, there has been an abundant amount of chex mix.

Like those large popcorn tins full of chex mix.

Prior to Jason’s grandmother getting sick (and passing), she would make this for them every single year.

Since she is no longer able to do so, Jason’s mom and aunts take on this task as to preserve the tradition and because it’s just not a Christmas without chex mix!

Chex mix made at home is great year round especially when you have the craving for a snack! It's so much better than store-bought because YOU control what ingredients go into your chex mix!

Can you lessen the garlic flavor on these?

The ones that grandma makes is super garlicky.

Everyone ends up with garlic breath so it honestly doesn’t really matter ;)

I honestly like it that way. One of my favorite spices to use is garlic powder and I am very heavy-handed with that spice.

You can go less, if you prefer.

Can you use all rice chex or all corn chex?

My favorite part of chex mix is you can use whatever you want.

You can mix up the chex varieties or only  use one kind.

Chex mix made at home is great year round especially when you have the craving for a snack! It's so much better than store-bought because YOU control what ingredients go into your chex mix!

You didn’t use rye chips in yours!

I know! They’re my favorite ingredient in chex mix.

I was looking for the rye chips that the store-bought chex mix has but the local grocery store didn’t have them and I didn’t want to run to Walmart just for rye chips.

If I’m being honest here, whenever I buy store-bought chex mix…I pick out all the rye chips and eat them first, LOL

What else can you add in this chex mix?

You can always add holiday colored M&M’s to this because who doesn’t love a salty-sweet combination?

You can also add nuts or dried fruit!

Chex mix made at home is great year round especially when you have the craving for a snack! It's so much better than store-bought because YOU control what ingredients go into your chex mix!

Chex mix made at home is great year round especially when you have the craving for a snack! It's so much better than store-bought because YOU control what ingredients go into your chex mix!

Grandma's Christmas Chex Mix

Homemade chex mix is better than store-bought because YOU control what goes in it!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 12 cups
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Ingredients 

  • 4 cups rice chex cereal
  • 4 cups corn chex cereal
  • 4 cups wheat chex cereal
  • 3 cups mini pretzels
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic powder, to taste (we use a lot - like 1+ tablespoons, haha)
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss chex cereal and pretzels with the melted butter, vegetable oil, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Pour onto prepared baking sheets in an even layer and bake for 1 hour, tossing halfway through.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Notes

Feel free to add whatever other ingredients you may like in your chex mix. Some suggestions are: nuts (cashews, peanuts, almonds, etc.), dried fruit, chocolate chips, M&M's, and more!

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 0.25 of recipe | Calories: 877 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 8 g | Fiber: 10 g | Sugar: 12 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: edible gift, snack ideas
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Recipe Rating




Heather

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

How much does this make?

Julie Chiou

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

A lot! About 12 cups

Jill Taylor

Saturday 14th of November 2020

I was married for 20 yrs and my ex-husband's grandmother made this mix. I loved it like anybody who ate it couldn't stop with just one. When she passed I asked several for her recipe. They would say I'll get it to you. Never did. So, I'm thrilled I ran across this. The hardest thing is going to be in the waiting period. Happy Holiday everyone.

John Neiswander

Friday 6th of November 2020

Most EXCELLENT

Drew Sauder

Sunday 15th of December 2019

I made just a little batch of this mix. OK who am I kidding, twice the recipe as posted. I also added candy coated peanuts, pretzel sticks, and lots of butter with garlic. I love this recipe. We do not really have Chex cereal here in Canada, so I did a special order through Amazon, and had it shipped from the states. Imaging your turkey roasting pan, I have two of them filled to the top. They are in the oven as I write this. I bought lots of "nice" Tupperware, and I am going to package it all in them. As Christmas approaches, I will be handing out a container of the mix as a Christmas gift. Oh yeah, there is lots for me as well. I am not that generousness. Thank you for posting this. I have made it for years but lost the recipe. So very thankful you posted it. Merry Christmas to Julie Wampler, and everyone else that visits this site.

Julie Wampler

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Happy holidays to you and yours, Drew!

Kristen

Friday 6th of December 2019

Making this evening as snack & gift.