...because I'm just like that!
For many years, my Chex mix recipe was as generic as they come: it was found on the back of the box of Chex cereal. Gradually, however, I began to experiment. Now, I have what is considered a delicious but "secret" recipe for seasoning the mix.
In the spirit of generosity, I'm sharing it here on the blog.
I begin with the classic mix of a variety of Chex-styled cereals, 15 cups total. Add 2 cups of various nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, etc.; 2 cups pretzels and 2 cups of garlic bagel chips, goldfish crackers, melba toast etc. Mix all these well.
In a separate bowl, melt a stick of butter and add 1 tsp. of salt and 4 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce. Now, for the secret ingredient: 1 1/2 tbsp. of Rogan Josh, a spice from Penzey's Spice store.
Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Allow to cool and then store in an air-tight container.
(This recipe can be doubled.)
More traditional recipes might have you building a spice blend of your own from things like coriander, cumin, salt, onion and garlic powders, but trying a pre-made spice blend can be a fun way to experiment with new flavorings. Next I might try a batch with a California spice blend.