At a friend’s house this evening, Grace discovered that she likes Chex Mix.
I’ve never been a fan, so she didn’t have to worry about me nibbling from her bowl.
I wonder if that was part of its charm.
At any rate, I poured Grace a bowl of Chex Mix (the premade kind, in a bag), and she immediately picked out all of the Chex and left the pretzels and crackers behind.
My like these little crunchy things, Momma.
I told her that they’re a kind of cereal, and that you can eat with milk or as a snack.
Can my have more of the little crunchy things?
Have you ever tried explaining Why not? to a 2-1/2-year-old who wants you to pick the cereal bits out of a friend’s bag of Chex Mix?
It doesn’t compute.
My want more little crunchy things.
She was begging for a healthy food. No sugar involved. How often does that happen?
When we got home, I looked up the recipe for Chex Mix, tweaked it, and I gave Joe a shopping list.
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¾ teaspoon seasoned salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 5½ cups Chex cereal (use any combination of flavors)
- ½ cup mixed nuts
- In a large bowl, microwave butter for 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal and nuts until evenly coated.
- Microwave uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 4 to 5 minutes.
- Spread on paper towels to cool, about 5 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
If you want to read the original Chex Mix recipe, you can visit General Mills’ website.
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