December 24, 2009


Me:  When I say Christmas, you say Chex Mix--  Christmas!

You:  Chex Mix!

Me:  Christmas!

You:  Chex Mix!

Me:  When I say Cereal, you say Expensive!  Cereal!

You:  Expensive!

Me:  Cereal!

You:  Expensive!

HAHAHAHAHA... See what I did there?  I wasn't a cheerleader for a reason, folks.  Cereal IS expensive but when it comes to Chex Mix, WHO GIVES A RIP. CHEX MIX RULES!!!

Chex Mix at Christmas is a Smith family tradition... almost as big a tradition as eating in general!  Every year since I was a little girl, the Popskies & I would make ginormous troughs of the stuff.  We'd clean out coffee cans, cover them with wrapping paper, fill them up with the the delicious, garlicky crack mix and give them out as gifts.

If honey is the nectar of the gods, then chex mix is the nectar of the dads!  This stuff is POTENT.  If you're into chex mix from a bag at the grocery store, forget it.  Walk away now.  You can't handle the truth, blah, blah, blah.  If you like a little worcestershire sauce with your butter then by all means, keep reading.

This one's for you, Miss Stephanie!  Oh!  And we don't make normal people sizes.  We make this much:

DAD'S CHEX MIX (probably off the back of a cereal box if we're really bein' honest here)

6  cups of cheerios
6  cups of wheat chex
6 cups of rice chex
9 cups of kix
6 cups of pretzels
3 cups of mixed nuts
5 sticks of butter
7 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of garlic powder.
2 tablespoons of onion powder
2 tablespoons of all season salt

Mix cereal, pretzels & nuts.  Combine other sturf in a sauce pan and use a whisk to mix thoroughly.  Once heated & mixed, pour by the cupful over the cereal and mix throughout.  Bake in oven at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Lay out on paper towels to cool (about 2 hours).  Can & distribute.  :)

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

Much love,


Family of Food said...

Nice! I've found that buying the chex in bulk at Costco works better for cost controls.
Let your Chex lovin' readers know that they can check out a sweet Chocolatey Chex recipe on my blog

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

MandiCrocker said...

DOF, Costco is a great suggestion! And thanks anonymous! I will do my best to keep it up! :)

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