When I got back into blogging a couple of months ago it was through my pin project, a goal of mine to try out all of those awesome ideas I saw on Pinterest. I haven’t done a pin project post in a while because I’ve been busy coming up with my own ideas and thought it was about time to get back to it. And why not make my pin comeback with the best Chex Mix ever?
I love Chex Mix; it’s really my snack of choice pretty much all the time. Every single time I’m on Pinterest I see a notification that this pin from Sometimes Homemade has been repinned again, this pin for the best Chex mix ever that you can make in under 15 minutes. It’s seriously been repinned over 500 times, and I never really understood why. I do now. Look at this deliciousness.
Overall (0-5): 5
End Result (0-5): 5
Difficulty (1-5, 1 being simple, simple, simple): 1
Pin Instructions (0-5): 5
The instructions were great. This recipe is very simple but she took the time to include little details like 40-60 seconds to melt your butter in the microwave rather than just saying melt butter.
Length of Time – About 15 minutes
The longest part for me was gathering and measuring out all my ingredients but all together this was pretty much ready to eat in 15 minutes.
This smells and tastes like regular Chex Mix with two exceptions. First, this adds in two of my favorite things, goldfish and peanuts, which I actually thought made the mix. And second, my favorite part of regular Chex Mix are the rye chips and those were sadly missing from this mix. If you’re looking for something just like regular Chex Mix, this isn’t it. If you want a great a snack mix with Chex included, this is.
Changes Made (things I did differently than the pin): I used 1 1/2 tsps of regular sea salt rather than seasoned salt and used 1 tsp of garlic powder and omitted the onion powder all together because I didn’t have any (and I bet you can all guess why).
Will I Do This Again?
Yes. I’m definitely keeping this as a reference and will probably make it next time I’m craving Chex Mix and have a box of Chex in my pantry.
Make sure you coat all of the mix well when you’re stirring the sauce on to the mix. I ended up with some pieces with more coating and other pieces that were lacking slightly in flavor but that’s my fault because I combined the sauce and cereal in a Ziploc bag rather than bowl. I’d do it in a bowl next time.
I would love it if you followed along