Original Chex Party Mix
Makes 12 cups, about 24 servings.
A long-time party favorite. The bagged stuff is addicting, but THIS is even better.
3 c. Rice Chex
3 c. Corn Chex
3 c. Wheat Chex
1 c. mini pretzels
1 c. peanuts or mixed nuts
1 c. bagel chips, broken in 1" pieces
6 T. butter (I round up to 8 and just use a whole stick)
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 t. seasoned salt
3/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
In a large microwaveable bowl, combine cereals, pretzels, nuts, and bagel chips; set aside.
In another microwaveable bowl, microwave butter on high for 40 seconds, or until melted. Add Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5-6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, or use my lazy-man's technique -- leave in the bowl and stir every 30 minutes or so until cool. Store in an airtight container.