November 18, 2011

Time to Get the Chex Party Started!

I recently jumped on the Chex party mix wagon and I highly doubt I will ever go back. In fact after this one I'm already dreaming of making the holiday party mix Hot Buttered Yum for Christmas events!

For now though let's dive into the Pumpkin Spice Mix cause it's definitely a must have! In fact I might even whip it together and bring it on Turkey Day as a pre-dinner yummy!!

You need to get Wheat Chex mix, Honey Nut Chex Mix, Cinnamon Chex mix, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and Pumpkin Pie Spice!

Combine your brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice together and set aside.

Then pop your butter into the microwave for about 30 seconds (you want to melt it completely).
Add in your vanilla and stir well.

Next up combine your different chex mixes all together.

I was a horrible blogger and forgot to take more pictures of these next steps so my apologies.

But after you combine your cereals you dump your butter/vanilla mixture over the cereal and stir like crazy. You want to coat the crap out of the cereal with your butter mixture. Then dump your brown sugar/pumpkin spice mixture over that and again stir, stir, stir!

Next pop your entire mixture in the microwave for 5 minutes, stirring every minute! I sort of missed that step on the recipe until there was one minute left on the microwave, so while it may be better if I had stirred constantly it didn't ruin the mix.

After it's microwaved and piping hot, lay the mix out on a baking sheet and let it cool. It will get nice and crispy if you let it sit for an hour or so.

Then get to munchin' my friends! If you aren't a pumpkin or a spice fan then don't even both cause you won't like it. It's quite spicy and I gotta say I'm not a HUGE fan of the after taste BUT - I still love it! The after taste goes away almost instantly and it's really not horrible, just different!

I highly recommend anyone make this for a party or even just for football sunday! But if there aren't many of you I suggest cutting it in half. If there is two of I suggest cutting it in 4ths! I ended up taking over half of it to work the next day since Chuck wasn't a big fan and I really couldn't eat much of it (trying to watch the waist line).

You can get this recipe (and so many more) at Chex.



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