"Redux" actually means "brought back" or "restored." In this case, I'm bringing back the memorable taste but none of the preservatives that, alas, Chex brand cereals contain. To complete the feel-good theme I used organic butter and a bunch of other cool things.
I don't keep onion powder (!) or that item the Chex people call "seasoned salt" on hand, and my garlic powder is rather ancient, so a little creativity was called for. You can use your creativity, too. But this recipe will get you started.___________________________________________
PARTY MIX, REMIXED
Adapted from the Chex Original Recipe
Yes, you should double this. It makes a lot, but you can give it away or even freeze it and surprise yourself later! Plus, it has a tendency to vanish. If you're a pretzel fan, substitute those in for some of the dry ingredients.
9 cups total of square, chex-ish cereals (I used Health Valley Crunch-Ems and Cascadian Farms Multigrain squares from our local health food store)
1/2 cup dry roasted almonds
1/2 cup dry roasted cashews
1/2 cup Alexia onion strips, broken up a bit
1/2 cup Annie's cheddar bunnies
4 tablespoons organic butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Heat oven to 250 degrees. In a large roasting pan, combine the cereals, nuts, onion strips and cheddar bunnies.
In small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and spices. Mix well. Drizzle over the dry ingredients, tossing well until combined.
Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool thoroughly before storing.
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