Mix of my Youth, Original Chex Mix

This is a classic snack mix you will want to make over and over again! Read on for details on what makes this recipe slightly different and in my opinion, better!

One of the differences some may notice in this recipe is the amounts of many of the ingredients are doubled.

I think some explanation is needed here.

I grew up eating Chex Mix as a snack. Every Christmas, my Mom would make a big batch of it and we would all feast on it throughout our Chistmas vacation. And we loved every bite.

But somewhere during those times, I noticed this Chex Mix wasn’t always giving me all the flavor I was hoping for.

So, when I decided to make it on my own, I experimented with it. And doubling the flavors portion of the ingredients was the solution.

Therefore, I present to you Chex Mix, kicked up a notch.

Chex Mix

Savor the flavors in this classic snack mix, better make a double recipe!


3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup dry rosted peanuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels
1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
12 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder


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

In a small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High for about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings.

Then pour the butter mixture over the cereals and stir until evenly coated.

Pre-heat oven to 250°. Put cereal and seasoning mixture into ungreased roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Now, remove from oven and allow to cool.

Store in airtight container.

There are probably a thousand variations of this classic recipe, here are a few of my favorites.
Add some Tabasco sauce for a spicy kick.

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