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A Favorite Fall Snack

As I mentioned here, one of my favorite things about Fall is making and eating Party Mix (or Chex Mix--everyone has their favorite name). The homemade kind is so nothing like the store bought version. The stuff from the store isn't really worthy of the name, except that it has actual Chex cereal in it. Here's the recipe that I use every year, usually more than once!

Party Mix

Gather your main ingredients (and as you can see,
I'm all about store-brands when possible):

This recipe fills up two foil turkey roasting pans.
I divide the pretzels and cereals between
the pans evenly.

1 box Cherios
1 box Rice Chex
1 box Corn Chex
1 box Crispix
1 bag mini twist pretzels
3 cans mixed nuts (I delete these)
Then mix together the following:

2 cups vegetable oil
2 Tbls. garlic salt
2 Tbls. seasoned salt
3 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce

Mix this well and pour even amounts over each
pan of Chex Mix and stir well.

Bake at 250F for 2 hours, stirring each pan every 15 minutes.
I also like to rotate the pans from top to bottom each time.
Finally after inhaling that wonderful smell for two hours,
you are rewarded with the finished product:



Kayren said…
It's been an eon since I've had that, but oh, it is soooo good!

~ Kayren
Lisa said…
Oooh, this sounds good. I may have to add the ingredients to the grocery list.
I am glad that we can keep in touch. Blogs are a nice way to share life with those we don't get to see often. I am taking secondary ed classes towards becoming a high school history teacher. Doesn't that sound lovely? Actually it really does to me...I am one of those strange people who love history:) Harmony is better, just the sniffles now. She was able to enjoy her b'day. I meant to post some pics today, but was in such medicine induced fog that I forgot!
Betsy Brock said…
Haven't made this in years, but you are right...smells wonderful baking and isn't anything like the bagged stuff! Homemade is always better! I can almost smell it! :)
KC said…
OH that looks yummy.. I'm going to have to try that sometimes.. We have birthdays coming up in about a month.. I should give it a try then.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh and BTW.. I live in Ohio.
Nancy said…
Wow...I haven't had the homemade stuff since I was a kid...and I dont' remember the recipe being this easy! I'll have to give it a try this fall!

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