Loading Culinary.net Content Widget
Loading Culinary.net Article

The Mix for Summer Fun

Not Rated   Rate This!


Snickerdoodle Chex Mix
Honey Nut-Raisin Chex Mix
Spiced Nuts 'n Chex Mix
The Original Chex Party Mix

(Family Features) - When it comes to making summer fun, great snacks have to be part of the mix. Campouts, picnics, sports events and family gatherings all call for delicious tasting snacks that are a cinch to make.

Best-selling cookbook author Katie Lee knows all about mixing up homemade snack recipes. My family has always loved making big batches of the Original Chex Party Mix," she says. "Now there are so many new flavor options, such as Snickerdoodle and my signature Spiced Nuts 'n Chex Mix. And because they can be made in the microwave, they're easier than ever to make."

Try one of these tasty options, and in about 15 minutes, you can have the perfect recipe for summer entertaining.

For more irresistible ideas, visit www.chex.com/recipes.

Snickerdoodle Chex Mix

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine

Preparation
    1. In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and popcorn.
    2. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
    3. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture evenly over cereal mixture; stir. Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer. Spread on waxed paper or paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Start to Finish Time
15 minutes

Serves
16 servings (1/2 cup each)

Honey Nut-Raisin Chex Mix

Ingredients
  • 6 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal
  • 1 cup cinnamon-raisin bagel chips, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preparation
    1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and bagel chips; set aside.
    2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High 30 seconds or until melted. Add brown sugar, cream cheese and cinnamon. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
    3. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes, stirring every minute. Stir in raisins. Microwave 1 minute longer. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in tightly covered container.

Start to Finish Time
15 minutes

Serves
16 servings (1/2 cup each)

Spiced Nuts 'n Chex Mix

Description
- Katie Lee's signature recipe

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 can (11.5 oz) mixed nuts

Preparation
    1. In small bowl, mix sugar, chili powder and red pepper; set aside.
    2. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in cereal and nuts until evenly coated. Stir in sugar mixture until evenly coated.
    3. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to turn brown. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

Start to Finish Time
15 minutes

Serves
16 servings (1/2 cup each)

The Original Chex Party Mix

Ingredients
  • 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 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Preparation
    1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside.
    2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
    3. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Start to Finish Time
15 minutes

SOURCE: General Mills - Chex


Reviews and Comments: