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Original Chex Party Mix

Contributed by: NAPSA

Presenting Holiday Food (NAPSA) - A number of gift givers will tell you half the fun of presents is the presentation. Many holiday chefs agree. Presenting homemade holiday treats in special boxes or baskets can add a down-home feeling to an already family-oriented time of year.

In fact, the Original Chex Party Mix has raced through the home of NASCAR great, Richard Petty, every holiday season for more than 40 years, and may quickly become a family favorite in your home as well. Try these suggestions for ways to serve the Original Chex Party Mix and other snacks during the holidays:

  • Painted Canning Jar-If you're planning to ship your favorite holiday recipe cross-country or want to keep it fresh for the holidays at home, a decorated jar will do the job nicely.

  • Wicker Basket-Create a holiday-inspired wicker serving basket full of your family's favorite holiday recipes. Colorful ribbons and flowers can be added to suit the merry season.

  • Wreath-Painted Bowl-Add a dash of color to your hors d'oeuvres table with a hand-painted serving bowl. Use your creativity to make snowmen, holly leaves and berries, or other designs that represent the holidays for your family.

What to serve during the holidays? This recipe is for the Original Chex Party Mix-a holiday favorite for decades:

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup garlic-flavor bite-sized bagel chips or regular-sized bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces

Directions:

Heat oven to 250 F. Melt butter in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated.

Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Serving Size: Makes 12 cups snack mix


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