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Friday, March 31, 2023

Check out ‘Patty’s Chex Mix’ recipe


Nancy Tsurusaki and her daughter, Kiana, prepared their family Chex Mix recipe to give to friends for New Year’s 2022.

As our next door neighbors, and to our delight, we were on the receiving end. Unlike some recipes that are too salty, their recipe was just right. Nancy said, however, that the next time she fixes it, she’s going to follow her husband’s advice and add more peanuts.

Patty’s Chex Mix

  • 1 box Corn Chex (12 oz.)
  • 1 box Rice Chex (12 oz.)
  • 1 box Wheat Chex (14 oz.)
  • 1 box Shredded Wheat (16.4 oz.) or Golden Graham cereal
  • 2 bags pretzel sticks (16 oz. each)
  • 2 cans peanuts (12 oz. each)
  • 1 1/2 cup butter (3 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cup margarine (3 sticks) OR substitute with more butter.
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

Melt butter and margarine in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, garlic powder and Worcestershire Sauce. Mix until dissolved.

Pour cereal, pretzels and nuts into large baking pans. Mix.

Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture. Toss to coat.

Bake 3 hours at 250 degrees. Mix every 30 minutes.

After it’s cool, store prepared Chex Mix in an airtight container at room temperature.

FYI / First introduced in the late 1930s by Ralston Purina, Chex Mix popularity grew after the original recipe was featured on the cereal box in the 1950s. Today the crunchy party snack is a mix and match of tasty tidbits and welcomed for Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, March Madness and watching movies on TV.


Editor’s Note / Our daughter alerted us that the recipe in the print edition incorrectly says 1 cup butter (3 sticks) and 1 cup margarine (3 sticks). Three sticks equals 1 1/2 cups. The lesser amount still works for a crunchy, tasty snack. All six sticks of butter/margarine make an even better batch! We regret the “1 cup” error.

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