Chex Mix

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Welcome to another brief non-recipe!

Growing up, my family would make the original Chex Mix from scratch. Somewhere along the way, my dad got the idea to make it — better, and by “better,” I mean “double the sauce recipe for the same amount of Chex.” So, without further ado, here’s how we make Chex Mix:

Mix Ingredients:

Sauce Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix the cereals, nuts and pretzels in a laaaaaarge bowl or stockpot. In a separate container, melt the butter and mix in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Pour the sauce over the mix and stir to coat.

Spread the mix on shallow baking trays and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. The first and second bakes, when the mix is warm and tender and not crunchy yet, are my favorites, but I’m a weirdo.