I went on a Chex Mix-a-thon this weekend… I bought two boxes of Chex, pretzels, and Cheez-its in preparation for our big trip to Las Vegas this week! Homemade Chex mix always reminds me of the holidays.
I made Sweet and Spicy Chex Mix and Original. Since boxes of Chex are gigantic, with the leftover cereal, I made Muddy Buddies.
For the Original and Muddy Buddies, I got the recipes straight off the Chex boxes. I just used a little less butter in the original, and added some cayenne pepper for a kick. I used reduced-fat peanut butter for the Muddy Buddies because that is what I had on hand.
For the sweet and spicy, I made up my own recipe! It is oh-so-good and can be altered based on your tastes.
4 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted (I used light butter)
1.5 tablespoons dark brown sugar (I used Splenda Brown Sugar, it was pretty sweet so if you like it less sweet, then I would use less – adjust to your liking!)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
10 cups of stuff (chex, cheezits, pretzels, nuts, etc.)
Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and return to the oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring the mixture twice. Keep an eye on it… it may need more time to fully ‘dry out’