Home Made Bold and Spicy "Cereal" Mix


For many years now my husband goes away for what I call a “geek fest” conference in Vegas.  His biggest complaint is that the snack food is totally expensive in the hotel, but he always ends up buying it because he's hungry.  So the logical thing to do would be to just buy the snacks and bring them with him to have on hand when the munchies do set in. No, I decided to make the said snack of choice as it would be “special”.  Plus, I'll make it without the worm-like crackers which he calls filler.

Bold and Spicy chex mix is awesome!  Salty and crunchy with a little kick, a perfect snack food.  Trying to remake this  snack was easy, but it took some tweaking to get it to the right level of bold and spicy.  If you want more bold and less spicy, feel freed to modify as you please.

3 cups corn cereal
3 cups rice cereal
2 cups bite size bagel chips (use any flavor you choose)
1 cup oyster crackers
1 cup pretzels
6 T melted butter or butter substitute
4 T Worchester sauce
1.5 t garlic salt
2 t cayenne
1.5 t onion powder
1/2 t MSG powder (optional)

Preheat the oven to 250.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the corn cereal, rice cereal, bagel chips, crackers and pretzels in a large bowl.  In a separate dish, mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and all the spices.  Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix.  It is helpful to use a bowl that has a lid and shake it until the entire piece combine.  Spread onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Let cool before storing in an airtight container.

As stated earlier. Feel free to modify as you please with the spices or even the crunchy ingredients.  I tried to stick with the original ingredients, but you can add in nuts or rice crackers, etc.  Enjoy!

<3 mk

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