Friday, January 6, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Chex Mix

I adore Chex Mix. All kinds of Chex Mix. Hubby prefers the traditional stuff. But I decided to branch out a bit and make a version on the back of a Wheat Chex box. It was called "Deviled Chex Mix" but I tweaked it a bit and renamed it Sweet and Spicy Chex Mix.

Here's what you need:

3 TBSP of sugar (yes, that seems like a lot, but it sets off the spicy stuff perfectly)
1 TBSP paprika
1 teas curry powder
1 teas cumin
1 teas ground coriander
1/2 teas chili powder
1/2 teas black pepper
3 cups each of Rice Chex, Corn Chex and Wheat Chex
2 cups Cheez-it crackers
1 cup mixed nuts
1/3 cup vegetable oil

In a small bowl blend the spices together. In a large bowl, combine the Chex cereals, Cheez-its, and nuts. Pour oil over and stir until well coated.

Sprinkle the entire bowl of spices over the cereal mixture. It looks like too much, but believe me, you want it all on there! Stir until everything is covered with spice.

Divide the mixture between two cookie sheets. If you have a very large roasting pan, you can use that. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every fifteen minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in an airtight container.

This smells incredibly good while it's roasting in the oven. And the flavor is amazing and completely addicting.

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