Sriracha Chex Mix

Sriracha Chex Mix

I love Chex Mix. Chex Mix is one of my favorite snacks. Only homemade Chex Mix though. I stock up on Chex Cereals whenever I see them on sale at the grocery store. I’m always trying to come up with new flavor options for the wonderful snack mix.

I’ve made it with Creole seasoning, I loved it with curry seasoning and just recently, I decided I needed to make a Sriracha Chex Mix. Who doesn’t like sriracha? It seemed like it would be the perfect addition to this snack mix. I was right.

In a giant mixing bowl, I mixed up the Rice Chex, Corn Chex, cashews, almonds and peanuts.

I mixed up some melted butter, sriracha, sesame oil,  and tamari.

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I processed some garlic and ginger in my Cuisinart Mini-Prep so it became a paste and then added it to the bowl with the butter and the sriracha.

I poured the mixture over the Chex and nut mixture. I stirred everything well.

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I placed everything on a rimmed baking sheet and then I baked it in the oven at a low heat for an hour. I stirred it up every 15 minutes or so.

I then let the mixture cool and then sampled a bit. Oh yeah.

This Chex Mix came with us to our New Year’s Eve party. It’s perfect for any party or just for casual snacking. I love the kick of the sriracha!

Hope you enjoy!

Sriracha Chex Mix
 
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Recipe type: Snack, Gluten Free

Ingredients
  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup roasted peanutes
  • 1 cup toasted almonds slivers
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup Sriracha
  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 inch piece ginger, peeled

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cereals and the nuts.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the melted butter, tamari, sriracha and the sesame oil.
  4. Puree the garlic and ginger in a food processor and then mix in to the sriracha mixture.
  5. Stir the melted butter and sriracha mixture in to the cereal mixture and stir well, making sure that all nuts and cereal pieces are coated well.
  6. Transfer to rimmed baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the oven for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  9. Enjoy!

Sriracha Chex Mix

Creole Chex Mix

I love chex mix, but I don’t like the pre-packaged commercial stuff. I don’t like the taste of the foil bag, preservatives, and chemicals. I also don’t like the additional crunchy stuff put in like pretzels, bagel chips, and breadsticks. So whenever there is a sale on chex cereal, I bundle up my coupons and buy a few boxes for when I get the munchies.

If you look at the cereal website, just about anything can go into chex mix. I was impressed by their huge range of recipes. Everything from a curry chex mix to Hawaiian chex mix. I go for basic.

Creole Chex Mix

8 Tbsp. butter or margarine (I used Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. creole seasoning
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex (my fave flavor in chex mix)
3 cups Cheerios

Heat oven to 250°F. In a large roasting pan, melt the butter in the oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereals until evenly coated.

Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Happy Snacking!

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