Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Party Staple: Chex Mix

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

As usual, I spent yesterday in the kitchen with my mom prepping dinner for thirty-five family members. A daunting challenge, but we always have a great time. We were assigned to bring:

  1. one 18 lb turkey
  2. gravy- (dairy free- as my sister is lactose-intolerant)
  3. cranberry sauce
  4. bourbon glazed sweet potatoes
  5. roasted orange balsamic carrots 
  6. two pumpkin pies
  7. one apple pie
  8. one four berry pie 
  9. olive tapenade
  10. chex mix

Of course, you can just buy chex mix in a bag at the grocery store, but you don't know how much you are missing out until you try this. Homemade Chex Mix is one of my family's favorite party snacks, a holiday staple if you will. We like to make big batches at a time and freeze it, so it's one less thing we have to do during the holiday bustle.

This is how you really start a party:
Chex Mix:

6 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Lawry's seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
9 cups Chex (3 cups each -wheat, corn and rice)
1 1/2 cups honey roasted peanuts
3 cups pretzels
2 cups cheddar gold fish or cheez-its

1. Combine melted butter or margarine, worcestershire sauce,garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt: mix well.  Pour cereals, nuts, pretzels, and gold fish into a large foil pan.
2. Pour margarine/butter  mixture over cereal mixture .  Stir until mixture is well coated.
3. Bake in 300 degree oven for 30  minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.   Spread on absorbent paper to cool.  Store in airtight container.


  1. Love this tutorial on party snacks!! I am not a very good cook but I would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Hey dear I have been having hard time in finding the inexpensive medium sized event rooms for rent. If you have any references then please share.

  2. I'll make a trial. Love to enjoy them.