One of my favorite things to make, and eat! at the holidays is Chex mix.
There have been some past Decembers that Chex mix was basically my primary food source.
For the entire month.
I love it.
I love it so much I have to limit myself to only making it once a year.
After all, if you make something you really like it is better to limit the times you make it to make it even more special.
I buy supplies early: the three different Chex cereals, butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic powders, seasoning salt, nuts, and pretzels.
After I have bought supplies I do not buy more.
I do not make it until after Thanksgiving.
The secret is that I use Worcestershire powder in addition to the onion and garlic powders, twice the butter and twice the powders.
Okay, I double everything, except seasoning salt.
Melt the butter, add the seasonings, add the Worcestershire sauce, pour over combined cereals, nuts, pretzels and stir to coat.
Who needs a recipe?
I bake it loooowwww and slllloooowww.
225 degrees, stirring every 20 minutes, for 2-3 hours.
When time is up, if I’m lazy, I just turn the oven off and let the batch sit in the oven until I portion it out into bags.
I do not eat the vast majority of the Chex mix.
I usually give it out for presents.
However, it is a very popular item for Cookie Thursday is a Thing.
It appears quickly in the roster.
It may even be a repeater.
Kind of like the nightly lap appys.