Chex Party Mix-Change!

In college a group of girlfriends and I started to do a Cookie Exchange at Christmas. Once we graduated and were scattered across the United States we decided to still do a Cookie Exchange. Instead of physically being there we mail each other cookies and then have a Skype party. As I am sure you have seen in commercials and advertisements Chex has been promoting Chex Party Mix-Change. Since money is tight for everyone this year we decided we would skip the cookies and send each other some Chex Mix.  I made Traditional Chex Mix (my way any way) and Lemon Puppy Chow.
What's your favorite kind of Chex Mix?
Lemon Puppy Chow
Ingredients
• 9 cups Rice or Corn Chex cereal
• 1 1/4 cups white chocolate or white vanilla baking chips
• 1/4 cup butter
• The zest of two lemons
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions
1. Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
2. In a pot over low heat melt the butter and white chocolate (or vanilla baking chips). Once it has melted stir in the lemon juice and zest. Pour mixture over cereal, stir until evenly coated.
3. Pour mixture into a 2 gallon ziplock food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar, seal bag and gently shake until coated. Spread on waxed paper and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

{Chex Mix my way}

Chex Mix 
Ingredients
2 cups Rice Chex cereal
2.5 cups Wheat Chex cereal
2.5 cups Honey Nut Chex
1 cup Corn Chex cereal
1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup rye chips
1.5 cups Cheez-Its
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1.5 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoons onion powder

Directions
• In a large bowl, mix the cereals, nuts, Cheez-Its and rye chips.
• Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
• While oven is pre-heating cut the butter into pieces and place it in an oven safe glass dish. Place in the oven until the butter has fully melted. Remove and stir in seasonings. Add cereal mixture, stir until evenly coated.
• Place in the oven and bake for one hour at 250 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes.
• When finished remove from oven and pour onto paper towel and enjoy!
{I put my Chex Mix in chinese food containers!}

24 comments :

  1. I love chex mix and puppy chow! It is the perfect snack for any holiday party! I will definitely have to try your recipies! YUM!

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  2. What a fun idea! Puppy chow is my favorite but I had not thought to make it for the holidays just yet. Adding it to my list now - thanks!

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  3. I love homemade chec mix, It is so much better then store bought! I should start making this for snacks to take to work!

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  4. Oh my, I've never seen/had/heard of the Lemon version! I'm totally making some of this soon!

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  5. This is such a clever idea. I have a salty tooth so I would probably do a spicy chex mix or garlic parm. YUMM!

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  6. Lemon Puppy Chow sounds soooo good! I need to try that! :)

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  7. I need to try Lemon Puppy Chow, sounds sooo good.

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  8. What a fun idea. my favorite is a cajun flavored chex mix. An d you can make it in the microwave

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  9. I haven't ever made chex mix before, but I've had it at parties and I love it!

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  10. Yum, I <3 Chex Mix, the spicier, the better!

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  11. Ive never made homemade Chex Mix before but that sounds like a nice treat.

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  12. These look super delicious!! I love that you all still get together and do the skype thing. That's awesome!! I think I have to use your Chinese food container idea. It's really cute!

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  13. PUPPY CHOW IS MY FAVVVVORITE!!! I make my mom make it every year. It's a tradition! :)

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  14. This is a great idea! My friends and I are having our first cookie exchange this year, and boy are cookie ingredients expensive!

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  15. One that has all Chex and nothing else!

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  16. YUM!!! I'm loving this idea...I've never had the puppy chow, but by the ingredients it looks delish...AND, it's gluten-free - yay!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. I have never even heard of the lemon puppy chow! I am so making that!

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  18. The lemon puppy how looks sooo good! I love anything lemon!

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  19. I love Chex Mix - the lemon one sounds really different.

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  20. Now that is such a fun idea. Love the skype party. What a fun girls night in!

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  21. This is such a wonderful idea, especially for ME because I am gf and I can use rice chex! My friend used to make puppy chow all the time, but I definitely want to try out your lemon version. That sounds awesome! Out of curiosity, do you like rice or corn chex better?

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  22. I love homemade chec mix, It is so much better then store bought! I should start making this for snacks to take to work!

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