Friday, February 10, 2012
Valentine's Chex Mix
Looking for something homemade to make your Valentine, but not in the mood to bake? I have the perfect solution...Valentine's Chex Mix.
It couldn't be easier. Make the chex mix, wait for it to cool and then add festive candy, like pink, red and white M&Ms. Distribute the chex mix into pink or red containers and tie with a bow. And, that's it. You're done and you have the perfect gift to show those in your life how much you love them.
3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup pretzel sticks, broken in half
1 cup garlic-flavored garlic chips, broken into 1-in. pieces
6 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 large bag M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips. Set aside. In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the seasonings. Add the butter mixture to the cereal mixture, and stir gently. Spread the chex mix evenly onto 2 baking sheets. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Pour the chex mix back into the large bowl and mix in the M&Ms. Store in airtight containers.