This is not your average snack mix but a vibrant mix so bold and flavorful, that I bet you will never want to eat the ‘regular’ one ever again! And of course it is lighter than the ‘regular’ one 🙂
Do you have any holiday traditions of your own, that you have set? I happened to have done so with this family chex mix, even without even realizing that I was setting a tradition!
So here is my story. I confess that I am guilty of trying to sneak in nutrition, when it comes to my children. So when I made appetizers and snacks to munch on, as we prepped and cooked for Thanksgiving over the years, this Chex mix happened to be one of them. I liked making it as I could sneak in the almonds, walnuts and pistachios that my kids did not eat otherwise. And as for the bold flavor, it comes from the Indian taste palette….need I say more? 🙂
Look at this vibrant flavoring-
Add the dry ingredients and toss well to coat-
Now when I am planning the appetizers and snacks, asking my children what they would like, the conversation starts with, “of course the family chex mix and then….”
So unbeknown to me, I have started a tradition of my own! Yay!
Here is the recipe for our Family Chex Mix-
Family Chex Mix
- ¼ cup each of the raw walnuts, pistachios, peanuts and almonds
- 2 tablespoons butter (substitute with coconut or olive oil for vegan version)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons red chili powder (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 8 cups corn squares cereal or a combination of rice and corn squares
- 1 cup thin mini pretzels
- 1 cup oyster crackers
To make the Family Chex Mix-
- Combine the nuts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once in between. Microwave timings vary so adjust timing according to your microwave.
- Heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, add the chili, turmeric, garlic and onion powders and stir for a few seconds until they are fragrant. Remove from heat. Add the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the brown sugar and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Add the corn squares cereal, toasted nuts, pretzels and crackers and toss them very well to coat evenly with the liquid mixture.
- Bake in a preheated 200 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes, stirring once in between. Cool and store in an airtight container.
From our family to yours,
Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful to have you all as my friends!
Hope you enjoy the Family Chex mix with your family too!