Yep, you read that right… I have created my own recipe for Gluten Free Chex Mix, and the world is definitely a better place. For years, I anxiously awaited the time around Christmas when my mom would start making Chex Mix to give as gifts to friends, neighbors, and party hostesses, hoping that she’d save me some of my all-time favorite snack. I loved everything about it, from the buttery, baked-in goodness to the spicy splash of Worcestershire sauce, but when the gluten-free lifestyle chose me, I had to start turning down my beloved Chex Mix when it was offered. For some reason it never occurred to me to just make a Gluten Free Chex Mix, but I finally wised-up this year and my entire family LOVES it!
You’re going to need a few things to make your Gluten Free Chex Mix:
4.5 Cups of Corn Chex
4.5 Cups of Rice Chex
1.5 Cup of Mixed Nuts
2 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup of Mary’s Gone Crackers, broken into bite size pieces
6 Tbsp of Butter
1 tsp of Garlic
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp of Emeril’s Essence
1 tsp Tony Chachere’s Seasoning
3/4 Tsp Onion Powder
Preheat the oven to 250.
First, put the butter in a 9 x 13 baking pan (with sides) and put it in the oven. While that’s melting mix up the spices in a bowl.
Once the butter is melted, take the pan out of the oven and pour in the spice mix. Put all 9 cups of Chex into the pan.
Add the cup of mixed nuts and broken pieces of Mary’s Gone Crackers, then carefully stir the entire mixture until the Chex appears to have been coated with the melted butter/spices.
Put the pan in the oven and set the timer for 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and stir up the hot Gluten Free Chex Mix.
Cook the Gluten Free Chex Mix for a total of 1 hour, stopping to stir it up every 15 minutes.
Once the cooking time has been completed, spread the hot Chex mix out on the counter top, either on a flat cookie sheet or baking pan, to cool.
Once it has cooled, serve some to your family and friends! Put the remainder of the Gluten Free Chex Mix in an airtight container.
Makes a great gift or treat to cheer someone up! Let me know what you think, and be sure to pin this recipe for Gluten Free Chex Mix to your Pinterest board! Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest while you’re at it!