Sunday, September 30, 2012

Check Out These Chex

I have found that Chex cereal is a most versatile ingredient.  20+ years ago, we were all amazed that Chex Mix could be combined with peanuts and pretzels to make a snack.  Boy, did we have limited vision then.  There are all kinds of Chex Mix out there to suit every taste.  So here are just a few that we have tried over the past year.


5 c. Chex cereal (Rice Chex or Corn Chex)
10 oz. (5 sq.) vanilla flavored Almond Bark
1 1/2 c. Funfetti cake mix (any kind of cake mix would work)
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vegetable shortening

Melt almond bard according to package directions, adding vegetable shortening to thin.  Pour the cereal into a large bowl and drizzle the melted almond bark over the cereal.  Mix gently with a large spoon or spatula.  dump the cake mix and powdered sugar onto the cereal and mix gently with large spoon until all the cereal is evenly coated.


4 c. Honey Nut Chex cereal
2 c. Cinnamon Chex cereal
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 T. honey
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon rum flavoring
2 c. miniature marshmallows.

1.  In large microwaveable bowl, place cereals.  In 2 c. microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar and honey uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is bubbly.  Stir in spices and rum flavoring.  Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until coated.
2.  Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute.
3.  Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.  Stir in marshmallows.  Spread on waxed paper.  Store in airtight container.

16 servings, 1/2 c. each.  140 c., Fat 3 1/2g., Fiber 0., Protein 1 g.

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1/4 c. brown sugar
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 c. butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 c. Cinnamon Chex cereal
2 c. What Chex cereal
2 c. Honey Nut Chex cereal
8 oz. pecans

1.  In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.  In small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted.  Stir in vanilla.  In large microwaveable bowl, mix all cereals and pecans.  Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed.  Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.
2.  Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute.  Spread on wax paper or a cookie sheet to cool.  Store in airtight container.

16 servings, 180 c., Fat 9g., Fiber 2 g., Protein 2 g.

Recipe from


9 c. Rice Chex cereal
3 c. Cinnamon Chips
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Pour Chex cereal into a bowl.  Set aside.  Combine sugars and cinnamon in another small bowl.  Set aside.

In a microwaveable bowl, melt the cinnamon chips.  Heat for 1 minute then stir.  Heat for an additional 30 seconds.  Stir.  Continue with additional 30 seconds until completely melted.  Pour melted cinnamon chips over the cereal.  Stir until cereal is well coated.

Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Toss to coat.  Pour out the cereal onto a cookie sheet.  Continue to sprinkle and toss the cereal with the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture.

This was on a website called "Just Another Day in Paradise."

The Cinnamon Churro was my favorite.  It was beyond yummy.  The Cinnamon Chips that I used were Hershey brand.  They made the mix and it tasted just like a churro.

1 comment:

  1. I wish you had written down that yummy Halloween Chex mix that you created on your own. I think it had peanut butter (like a traditional Muddy Buddy), but you also threw candy corn in there, etc. That stuff was so addicting. I really liked all of these. They are the perfect snack! If you can eat them in moderation, that is!