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Real Original Chex Party Mix

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (16 Reviews)


Chex Mix
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This is called 'Real Original' because it is based on the recipe taken directly off the back of a 1950s Chex cereal box. For the more complicated updated recipe, go to Chex Party Mix, which contains pretzels and bagel chips. Oh, and Anthony wrote me as well - he says that margarine is the original, not butter. He says the mix tastes better with margarine. I personally prefer butter, but it's your choice!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 cups


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex square cereal
  • 2 cups Rice Chex square cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups peanuts
  • 1-1/2 cups small pretzel rods


Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Melt butter in a shallow pan. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and garlic salt (not garlic powder). Add Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, nuts (peanuts, pecans or cashews), and pretzel rods. Mix until all pieces are coated with the butter mixture.

Place on a shallow baking pan with sides. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool...enjoy!

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 5 out of 5
response to Guest SWatson about the Scrabble mix, Guest rozspozs2

Dear S. Watson, I am responding to your Chex Mix review. I too have lamented the absence of the long boxed Mr. Salty pretzels... I will be 58 next week and distinctly remember the 4 inch cardboard box full of thin pretzel sticks wrapped in Cellophane and in my lunch bag... They were delicious. They are not available in that configuration, HOWEVER they are sold, shorter, and I believe under the same name, Mr. Salty. The shorter sticks, with the same texture and thinness would make a delicious addition to a party mix... They are sold in a cardboard box, the same size as Ritz crackers, usually in the snack section of the stores near the pretzels in bags... I have never found a bagged pretzel as thin as these, and do adore them too... Other pretzels are too hard, but These are the same product, just shorter... Good luck and thankyou for the nostalgic glimpse into your childhood with party mix... I never had the opportunity to taste chex mix until I was a young adult... My mother was never a zesty cook... never even heard of Worchestershire Sauce either as a kid, the spiciest thing we had was Maranara sauce. Irish person that she was, the spiciest seasoning she used was salt... Italian father had to teach her the use of other spices... Have a great day... Go to Publix and find those pretzels... you will be glad that you did.

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