Small Batch Chex Mix For Two Recipe

Yields: About 4 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: Approximately 15 minutes

Ingredients

Cereals

  • 1 ½ cups Rice Chex
  • 1 ½ cups Corn Chex
  • ½ cup gluten-free O’s cereal (or Cheerios if not gluten-sensitive)

Nuts: ¼ cup peanuts (or your favorite mixed nuts)

Pretzels: ½ cup gluten-free mini pretzel twists

Butter: 1 ½ tablespoons butter (unsalted)

Seasonings

  • 4 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce (or regular if not gluten-sensitive)
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

Equipment and Utensils

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Rubber spatula or large spoon

Instructions

1. Combine dry ingredients: In the large mixing bowl, mix together Rice Chex, Corn Chex, O’s cereal, peanuts, and pretzel twists.

2. Melt and season the butter: Add butter to the microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds, or until melted. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until thoroughly combined.

3. Coat the Chex mix: Pour the seasoned butter mixture over the dry Chex mix ingredients. Toss well with a rubber spatula or a big spoon, ensuring that the cereal mix is evenly coated with the seasoning.

4. Microwave: Cook the Chex mix on high in the microwave in 45-second intervals, stirring thoroughly after each burst. Microwave for about 3 to 4 rounds (2-3 minutes total), or until the mix is fragrant and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

5. Cool and enjoy: Spread the Chex mix on parchment paper or a baking sheet to cool down for at least 10 minutes. This allows the mix to get properly crispy. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for freshness.

Tips for your Small Batch Chex Mix:

Customize it: Make it your own! Swap out nuts, add bagel chips, use different pretzel shapes, or adjust the seasoning levels to your preference.

Toaster oven option: If you don’t want to use the microwave, spread the mix on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F (120°C) for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

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