Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chex Mix

Chex Mix seems to be as well-known as Pringles or any other common chip item.  However, I've never really eaten them before.  One day when Abby and I were at Winco's and browsing the bulk bin section, we see Chex Mix.  Abby says, I want some.  I don't remember the price but it was high enough that made me think, I bet I can make some cheaper.  So we walk over to the cereal aisle and read the Chex box.  Three kinds of Chex cereal, nuts, pretzels, and bagel chips.  That's it?  Then let's make some homemade ones!  Being the first time, we stuck with one kind of Chex, the corn kind (being the least expensive), pretzel balls (from bulk bins), and black bean crackers (also from bulk bin, to sub the nuts.)  Bagel chips was too costly so instead I got a bag of mini bagels and made that homemade as well.  Followed this recipe, and whola, Chex Mix!

Recipe made a LOT!
After this, I had a chance to try the real thing.  Wanted to see how the homemade one compared.  And the homemade one was better.  Happy when that happens. ^_^  Next time I'll try some of the other salty and sweet versions.