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homemade chex party mix

Smoky Garlicky Party Mix

A robustly flavored version of the classic Chex Mix. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cups


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 4 cups corn squares cereal
  • 4 cups rice squares cereal
  • 1 cup rye crisps I used Gardetto's Special Request Roasted Garlic Rye Crisps
  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/4 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 1/4 cups oyster crackers


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment.
  • Melt butter on the stovetop in a small pan, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and spices.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the cereals, peanuts, pretzels, rye crisps  and oyster crackers. Carefully pour into the pan jelly roll pan.
  • Drizzle with seasoned butter.
  • Gently stir the cereal mixture in until coated. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels until cooled.
  • Store in an airtight container up to one week.


Can't find Gardetto's Roasted Garlic Rye Chips? Sub in your favorite bagel chip. 
I used pretzel sticks but any small pretzel would work. 
Want a really robust flavored mix? Up the spices by 1/4-1/2 teaspoon. 
If you don't have parchment, skip it but don't butter the pan instead, just bake it in a clean, empty jelly roll pan. 


Keyword pantry cooking, snacks