Sunday, October 24, 2010

broadening my horizons: a recipe

I love browsing blogs to get new recipes. So, I decided I might share a few of my own with you on occasion.  The first is a homemade version of Chex Mix but it is sooooooooo much better. With the Texas Rangers heading to the World Series, football season in full swing, and holiday events coming up, this recipe makes a lot and is a great snack for for good times.  This is super easy to make but read the directions very carefully.  It does take a while to make but you can work on projects, get some housecleaning done or watch TV while it bakes.  It will make your house smell good too!

My family has made this recipe for years (since I was a kid and before you could buy prepackaged Chex Mix).  We've always called it Texas Trash.  I don't know why; it's just one of those cooky family things.

Texas Trash
Please note:  You will have enough dry ingredients to make two batches.  However, the recipe for the seasoning sauce you pour over the dry ingredients is for only one batch.

You will need: 

1-2 large roaster pans (1 per batch)
1 box each of Rice Chex, Corn Chex and Wheat Chex cereals.
1 bag of pretzels.
1 box of Cheerios.
1 can of mixed nuts (optional).
2 teaspoons of Allspice

1 teaspoon of Garlic Salt

2 teaspoons of Celery Salt

3 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce

You will also need: 2 sticks (1 cup)  of butter or margerine and 3/4 cup of oil (your preference: vegetable, canola, peanut, sunflower, etc.)

Directions:  Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  In one large roasting pan, add 1/2 each of the Chex cereals, Cheerios, pretzels and nuts.  Toss well to mix.  (Use the other half/remaining cereals, pretzels and nuts for a 2nd batch.)

In a large measuring cup or bowl, melt two sticks of butter or margerine.  Add 3/4 cup of oil to the melted butter.  To this,  add 2 tsp. allspice, 2 tsp. garlic salt, 2 tsp. celery salt, 3 tbsp. worcestershire sauce.  Mix really well (whisk works great).  Pour this mixture over the cereal mixture.  Toss well to coat cereal.  Bake at 200 degrees for 4 hours, stirring every 30-45 minutes.

I like to make a couple of batches and wrap up for gifts for neighbors and friends as holiday gifts.  Take a batch to a party or sporting event.   It's also great to take along on a long road trip for an anytime snack.

If you make it, let me know what you think.  I must warn you, it's addicting!

I'm linking up to Remodelaholic Recipe Swap and my other favorites in my list above are down below on the right.

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