The world needs another posting about a variation of Chex/Crispex Party Mix like it needs more armed conflict. While I will do my very best during the rest of my life to not start any conflict that escalates beyond verbal jousting I am going ahead and posting my favorite variation on this classic.
First the issue of General Mills’ Chex, Kellogg’s Crispex, or a store brand version of these cereals. I used to use Crispex as it meant buying just one box of cereal rather than 2 or 3 boxes. Then my husband mentioned the price of a single box of Crispex compared to the other alternatives. So for my latest batch I used the store brand of rice cereal but bought Corn Chex as there was no store brand of that available. Basically use a total of 6 cups cereal of any brand & grain combo you wish.
I’ve changed out some other ingredients to suit my taste. The change of melted butter/margarine to liquids oils doesn’t reduce calories but saves a preparation step & perhaps is healthier.
The change of title from Party Mix to Snack Mix is the simple truth that I rarely throw parties but I snack far more [too] frequently.
Dry ingredients that you may simply dump into a 9 x 13 inch pan (lined with foil if you like)
- 3 cups Corn Cereal
- 3 cups Rice Cereal
- 2 cups Dry Roasted Peanuts (unsalted or lightly salted)
- 2 cups Parmesan Gold Fish
- 2 cups Pretzel Gold Fish
Gently toss the above to mix
Liquid seasoning mix (combine in a small jar)
- 3 TBs Olisana (or light olive oil)
- 2TBs Peanut Oil
- 3 TBs Annie’s Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
- 2TBs Annie Chun’s Teriyaki
- 1 TB lemon juice (optional)
Portion control, I’m told, is critical. The little 1/2 cup container is considered one serving. Now tell me you would not prefer to eat at least half of snack mix in the green bowl.