This Traditional Chex Party Mix is a long-time favorite in my family. It started in 1986 when my daughter was a college freshman. She was going to college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her grandparents lived in Bedford, Indiana and often sent her "care packages". This Traditional Chex Party Mix was always in those packages along with many other treats. It became a habit on her dorm wing for everyone to gather in her room to "check out Grandma's package". Sometimes some of her dorm mates would be waiting for her to get to her room as they had already seen the box from Indiana. Once she related this information to Grandma, the care packages started arriving more frequently and with a double portion of party mix. This remained a tradition for her all through her college days. Now that her grandma has gone on to Heaven, she makes the party mix with her daughters. This year when we were at her house for Christmas, there was a dish of this Traditional Chex Party Mix that she and her 10-year-old daughter had made. Give it a try. It is sure to become a tradition in your family, too.
This is a Ralston Purina Company recipe from 1986. It is cut from an old Chex cereal box.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 1/4 tsps McCormick/Shiling Season-All Seasoned Salt*
4 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 2/3 cups Corn Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups Rice Chex cereal
2 2/3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup salted mixed nuts
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt butter in a 15x10x2-inch roasting pan in the oven. Remove from oven. Stir the seasoned salt and Worcestersire sauce into the melted butter. Gradually add cereal and nuts, mixing until all pieces are coated. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees. Stir mixture every 15 minutes during baking for even coating and baking.
Makes 9 cups.
*Any seasoned salt will do.
Microwave Directions: In a 4-qt bowl or 13x9x2-inch microwave safe dish, melt butter on high for 1 minute. Stir in seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce. Gradually add cereal and nuts, mixing until all pieces are coated. Microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes. NOTE: A 650 microwave oven was used for these directions. For other wattage ovens, time may need to be adjusted.
Enjoy! (I hope your family will enjoy this recipe as much as mine does!)
Grandma Linda is a collector of vintage recipes. She enjoys sharing these old-time recipes on her blog at http://grandmasvintagerecipes.blogspot.com