Homemade Chex Mix

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Anyone else feeling ready for all the festive holiday-times?

There’s a lot going on for our little 2 1/2-person family these days, but I am resisting the stress-demons and looking forward to enjoying family time, holiday traditions, and food!

So much good food.  I have another favorite recipe for holiday get-togethers, or really any time, and it’s this delicious homemade chex mix.

Here are some more of my favorite holiday snacking recipes:

I love that this recipe makes a huuuge batch.  Last week I brought it to our Friends Thanksgiving celebration.  With all the other amazing food, we only made a small dent so we divvied up the rest to send home with everyone.

The savory-buttery mixture that coats the mix is perfect.  It has a little kick to it, thanks to the cayenne pepper.  Not spicy, just kicked-up enough to have some bite.

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Homemade Chex Mix
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients:
8 cups Corn Chex
4 cups Wheat Chex
2 cups Cheerios
4 cups Cheez-Its
2 cups pretzels
2 cups peanuts, roasted and unsalted
1 cup cashews, roasted and salted
3/4 cup butter, unsalted, melted
1 T salt
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 T Worcestershire sauce
few dashes liquid smoke

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine chex, cheerios, cheez-its, pretzels, and nuts in a very large bowl.
Whisk together butter, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke in a small bowl.
Drizzle over cereal mixture and toss with clean hands until combined.  Mixture should be very evenly coated.
Spread in large roasting pan or two baking sheets.
Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove, let cool, then store in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

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Hope you make this… and enjoy!

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