(Note--now is a great time to stock up on your favorite Chex cereals- the big box store
has many flavors for $2 a box, almost half price. Stock up for the rest of the year,
the boxes have a long shelf life.)
Holiday Time is time to use Chex Cereal in all kinds of recipes!
Our favorite is 'Puppy' Chow for a sweet treat, Chex Mix is the favorite
salty treat, but the following is a yum addition to the menu.
The recipe is from the Chex cereal website. Check it out for more recipes:
Cheesy Ranch Chex® Mix
cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex® or Wheat Chex® cereal (or combination)
cups bite-size pretzel twists
cups bite-size cheese crackers
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix
cup grated Parmesan cheese
In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels and crackers. In
small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30
seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly
coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after each minute.
Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
VariationGo ahead and add some peanuts or mixed nuts to the mix—about 1 cup would be just enough!
Need clever gift wrapping ideas for this 15-minute recipe? Check out Mix & Mingle with Chex® Party Mix.
Nutrition1 Serving: Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 2g
% Daily Value*:J Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 20%
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 1
MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils