The other day I was walking through Costco (no story starts that way and doesn’t end without spending $100) and I saw this on the end cap.
“Make Chex Party Mix. What a good idea” (I am so easily influenced, sigh).
I haven’t made Chex Mix in years (and years and years) and, I was hosting a party where I knew snack mix would be a welcome addition. I like the traditional Chex Mix recipe well enough, but I’m not a huge fan of pretzels and I wanted something a little spicier. So, I decided to switch it up a little (or a lot as it turns out). The idea of using Sriracha as the heat in my mix popped into my head, which then led me to add some other Asian flavors. Although the mix takes a little while in the oven it comes together very quickly.
Here’s the ingredients:
First, melt the butter in the microwave (or on the stovetop) and then stir the seasoning ingredients into the melted butter. Give the butter a little taste at this point and add more sriracha if you like.
Put the cereals and the toasted almonds on a rimmed baking sheet, pour the seasoned butter over top …
… then use a spatula to stir and distribute the seasonings throughout the cereals.
Place the sheet in a 250 degree oven and bake for one hour, stirring the mix every 15 minutes. Let cool completely and then enjoy!
Salty and spicy (and mildly addictive), all my guests raved about my mix. Try it as an addition to your next party. You’ll be glad you did.
- 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
- 3 cups rice Chex cereal
- 3 cups corn Chex cereal
- 1½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 6 Tablespoon butter
- 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon hoisen sauce
- 2-3 teaspoons sriracha
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Heat oven to 250 degrees.
- Melt butter in microwave or saucepan. Stir in remaining seasoning ingredients.
- Place the cereals and almonds on a large rimmed baking sheet. Pour the seasoned butter over and stir well to distribute seasonings.
- Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.