Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Grandma's Chex Mix and a giveaway!

Growing up, I remember my Grandma always having homemade Chex Mix around her house at Christmastime. I wanted to share her recipe with y'all. When I called her to get it, she told me she uses the one on the box of cereal ("classic chex mix"). Even so, in my mind, it will always be Grandma's Chex mix!
Here's the recipe:
3 cups each Corn, Rice, and Wheat Chex cereals
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels
1 cup bagel chips (Grandma usually puts White Cheddar Cheez-Its instead)
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Heat oven to 250*. In a large, ungreased roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

I was recently contacted by MyBlogSpark about a promotion Kroger is running in conjunction with Chex cereal. Through December 25, Chex are on sale so you can make delicious holiday Chex Mix on a budget! MyBlogSpark sent me a package with two boxes of Chex cereal and a $25 Kroger giftcard so I could check out the sale for myself, and they have offered to send one of y'all a prize pack as well!

To enter the giveaway, please comment on this post. Easy enough! For additional entries, you can share your favorite Chex Mix recipe, follow me on twitter (@mrsmurch), and/or subscribe to the Covenant Homemaking RSS feed. Please leave a separate comment for each entry! The giveaway will close this Friday evening, December 24.

28 comments:

  1. I like Kroger stores, but unfortunately we don't have any around here. If I win the giftcard I'd love to bless someone with it! :)

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  2. Chex Mix is great for all occasions!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. From the Chex Mix web site, I like the muddy buddies recipe.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. Cheez-its sounds like a good addition! My mom usually threw in Cheerios; their little holes got plugged with salty goodness...

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  5. Hi Mary Jo -
    I just recently found your blog really enjoy it. I also love homemade Chex Mix and it is always something my father-in-law makes every year around Christmas and we love it. Your Grandma's recipe looks just like my father-in-laws. I would love to win the Kroger gift card (Kroger is one of my favorite grocery stores). Thanks for the giveaway.
    Laurie

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  6. I'd love to win this! Thanks so much for the chance!

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  7. My fave Chex Mix recipe:

    Muddy Buddies!

    9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar



    1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
    2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
    3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  8. Following you on Twitter
    @asthepotter

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  9. Following you via RSS through Google Reader

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com or hotmail dot com

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  10. We love chex mix, perfect snacks for parties.
    Happy Holidays!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  11. @tcarolinep twitter follower

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  12. My favorite recipe is Caramel Crispy Chex Mix

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  13. I like the Chex® Caramel-Chocolate Drizzles, but I've heard good things about the Chex® Muddy Buddies®

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  14. TY for the giveaway and happy holidays!! :)

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  15. following @mrsmurch as @cappytweet

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  16. subscribed to the Covenant Homemaking RSS feed

    m8usi@yahoo.com

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  17. We love Chex Mix at our house. I'll be making some tonight actually. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. I like the sweet and salty variety the best.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  19. I am an email subscriber.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  20. I follow on twitter (LuckyDuckyToo)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  21. My favorite Chex cereal is Honey Nut Chex :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]net

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  22. Love the original recipe. My Aunt Betsy used to make it every Thanksgiving.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  23. Chex Mix is one of my favorite things to make around the holidays.

    andreaschwen at yahoo dot com

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