She shows up after weeks of silence, only to post a Chex Party Mix recipe... during Lent?!?!?!
Blogging is light right now for reasons previously given (I am still sharing a computer and focusing on creative ventures). This post goes back to why I started this blog originally. It was a good way to share my recipes when the kids called to ask "how do you make your.....?". When I posted them on Facebook, they rapidly disappeared.... but here on the blog, it is easy to find the recipe again in a jiffy.
When Ethan called tonight to ask how I make my party mix, which is only a little different from the "official" version (and still different from the real Original Version), I remembered I have never posted this recipe on here..... soooo here you go, Ethan! :-)
3 cups Corn Chex® cereal
3 cups Rice Chex® cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1 cup peanuts or mixed nuts (sometimes I add pecans when I have them - toast them first)
1 cup bite-size pretzels or pretzel sticks
1 1/4 stick (1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons) butter or margarine
5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
You need a big pan to bake this in. If you don't have one, one of those disposable foil turkey roasters from the grocery store is good. Just rinse it out and save it to use over and over again. If I am making a double batch, I make two separate batches instead of trying to mix it all together. It just works better that way.
Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, and pretzels. Set aside.
Put butter in ungreased large roasting pan, and melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings.
Pour cereal and pretzels into the pan and stir it, bringing the bottom pieces to the top over and over, for about 3 minutes until all the pieces are evenly coated.
Place in the oven and Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring a couple of times every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and taste a (cooled) piece. If it needs a little more salt, sprinkle the salt shaker over it while it is still warm & stir it once or twice to distribute.
Let it sit out until completely cool before covering it or putting it away. Store in airtight container.
A blessed Lent, and a Joyous Easter to all and sundry! God bless you and yours this year!