Sunday, December 19, 2010

Party Mix

Woohoo! Party Mix. This one is for me. I love this stuff. I can't stop eating it once I get started. I could easily eat it for three meals a day. All the cookies and sweets I'm making? I don't eat them. I am making them as gifts for the sweet-toothed people I love. I taste everything, but I am not tempted, at all, to indulge. Bring out the savories and I'm in trouble. 

I remember my Mother making this when I was  girl. The aroma was dizzyingly delicious. She was actually making it for the "grown-ups", but I did get to sample some.  Mama baked the mix, stirring every few minutes, which is what smelled so divine, wafting through the kitchen.

A super easy version of the snack mix can be made in the microwave. 

Party Mix
3 cups corn chex
3 cups rice chex
3 cups wheat chex
1 cup mixed nuts
2 cups cheese crackers
1 stick butter
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. each: sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder

Mix cereals, nuts, and crackers in a large microwave safe bowl.

In a small bowl, melt butter in microwave, uncovered for 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings, then pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.

Microwave, uncovered for 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes.  Spread on paper towels to cool.


  1. I too love the savories, unfortunately I like the sweets as well LOL! Your party mix looks so good. I like the blend of flavors you use.

  2. Oh, I agree. I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I just love chex mix. I've never seen doing it in a microwave.

  3. I keep baking & there are no takers - my family is not extremely of desserts. But bring on the chex mix! I will be sure to try this on out especially since you use nuts (which my kids love).