Homemade Chex Mix

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When I saw the Publix sales ad this week, I knew that I had to share this Homemade Chex Mix recipe with you!  (Apparently Publix knows it’s Chex Mix season at our house. . .)  My husband and son schedule a night each year to make this recipe, and believe me, it takes both of them to do the work!  It’s not difficult, just a little time consuming, and you need a L-A-R-G-E bowl to mix all the ingredients in.  If you love making Chex Mix in your home too, this is definitely the week to stock up on most of your ingredients.  (Although you might want to wait to grab those Cheerios & Peanuts!) 

This recipe makes a lot. It’s a great snack to have around during the holidays if you have family and friends coming to visit, or just to add to your snack pantry!  Here’s what you’ll need . . .

Homemade Chex Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 box Cheerios
  • 1 box Wheat Chex General Mills Chex Cereal BOGO $3.49, Use $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals, $1/2 Chex Cereals 11/14/2010 GM Insert (exp 12/25/2010), $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals 10/17/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/27/2010), or $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals
  • 1 box Corn Chex General Mills Chex Cereal BOGO $3.49, Use $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals, $1/2 Chex Cereals 11/14/2010 GM Insert (exp 12/25/2010), $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals 10/17/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/27/2010), or $1/2 General Mills Chex
  • 1 box Rice Chex General Mills Chex Cereal BOGO $3.49, Use $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals, $1/2 Chex Cereals 11/14/2010 GM Insert (exp 12/25/2010), $1/2 General Mills Chex Cereals 10/17/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/27/2010), or $1/2 General Mills Chex
  • 2 bags thin pretzels
  • 1 can mixed nuts Planters Regular Mixed Nuts, or Cashews Halves or Seasoned Mixed Nuts, 9.25 to 11.5 oz can BOGO $4.29 ($.39 when you stack the manufacturer & store coupon), Use $1/1 Planters Products Kraft First Taste Coupon , $1/2 Planters Products 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010), Stack with $.75/1 Planters Coupon Target Store Coupon
  • 1 jar regular peanuts
  • 1 lb. margarine Yes . . . a whole pound. . .sorry!!!  (I read the notes on his recipe from his bachelor days and it even says “NOT LOW FAT MARGARINE” . . . HA!)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder Spice World Spices On Sale $1
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or red pepper Spice World Spices On Sale $1
  • 1 tsp. celery salt Spice World Spices On Sale $1
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp. tabasco sauce

 

Directions

  1. Mix together first seven ingredients.
  2. Melt margarine over low heat.  Add worcestershire, tabasco sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and celery salt.
  3. Slowly drizzle margarine mixture over dry ingredients. 
  4. Bake at 200-225 for 2 hours, lifting and stirring every 20 minutes.

 

Thanks to I Heart Publix and Two Thrifty Sisters for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for bargain meal deals.  If you need a little more menu inspiration, visit the Recipe Index!  Join Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook to keep up with all the meals & deals.

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Comments

  1. Susan F. says:

    Very similar to one I make but a little bit different with the spices. I have two teenage boys and a husband who like hot/spicy food…they will love this!

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