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The Original Chex Party Mix

Contributed by: NAPSA

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The Original Chex Party Mix
For a festive flair with the tart flavor of cranberries, try the Holiday Mix. Young Chex Mix eaters will enjoy Horns & Drums. A fun-shaped snack replaces the nuts in this version and microwave directions make it easier for kid cooks to help in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp. margarine or butter*
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. 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-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces

Directions:

*Do not use spread or tub products

Heat oven to 250 F. Melt margarine 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.

Variations

Holiday Mix: Use pretzels in holiday shapes and stir in 1 cup dried cranberries before serving. Horns & Drums: Omit nuts. Use pretzel sticks and bagel chips to resemble "drums and drumsticks." Stir in 1 cup Bugles snack for the "horns."

Microwave Directions

Melt margarine in large uncovered microwavable bowl on High. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Important: Because microwaves cook differently, time is approximate.

Serving Size: Makes 12 Cups


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