Thursday, April 26, 2007

"Bessie's Chex Mix"

Here is one of the recipes mentioned in the previous post. Tomorrow I'll plan to share my grandmother's hot chocolate mix, which is quite a bit different from mine.


As mentioned previously, I've been unable to locate the exact recipe
Bessie used. What I've done is to cobble together a couple of recipes
from the 1950s that hopefully taste like what I remember.

2 cups Corn Chex
2 cups Rice Chex
2 cups Wheat Chex
2 cups Cheerios
2 cups thin short pretzel sticks
3/4 cup salted peanuts
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Preheat oven to 250°. Mix cereals, pretzels and peanuts together in a
large bowl. Combine the melted butter and seasonings; pour over cereal
mixture and toss all together to mix very well. Spread cereal mixture
on a baking sheet or in a 13x9-inch pan. Bake mixture for 1 hour, stirring
every 15 minutes. Spread mix on paper towels to cool before serving or

Transfer mix to Con-Tact™-paper-covered cans with lids -- like coffee
cans or peanut cans. Give a tin of mix to everyone on your Christmas

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