Monday, December 13, 2010

Chex Mix Review & Giveaway


Chex Mix has always been a favorite of mine. I remember when I was young going over to my friends house and eating loads of her fathers homemade Chex Mix. So when I got the chance to do this review and giveaway I was thrilled. I was finally going to get around to making my own Chex Mix.

I went grocery shopping and picked up the ingredients and before I even put away all my groceries I was making the Original Chex Party Mix. I was really excited to try it. It took about 10 mins to make it and I was chowing away. I couldn't stop, it was so good. I wish I had been making this stuff sooner.
Well, by the end of the night me, my husband and my son had finished it all. So of course I had to make more the next day. My husband decided to add some hot sauce to his (he puts that stuff on everything). He liked it, but it got soggy after awhile. I think I will have to make him the Hot and Spicy Chex Mix one of these days.

I am hosting a huge family holiday party soon and you know Chex Mix will be on the menu. I recommend you add Chex Mix to your holiday menu too.

The Original Chex® Party Mix

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:24 servings (1/2 cup each)

Ingredients
3cups Corn Chex® cereal
3cups Rice Chex® cereal
3cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1cup mixed nuts
1cup bite-size pretzels
1cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
6tablespoons butter or margarine
2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4teaspoon garlic powder
1/2teaspoon onion powder

Preparation Directions

1.In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.

2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Oven Directions Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.


Kroger Family of Stores will have Chex cereal at their lowest prices of the year from Dec. 2 - Dec. 25. Plus go here for a $1.00 off any 2 boxes of Chex cereal. A great time to buy yours and try out one of their recipes.

The Giveaway:

Win a Kroger 'Chex Holiday Recipes' gift pack. Pack includes two boxes of Chex Cereal and a $25 gift card to Kroger Family of Stores.

Entries:

Tell me if you have ever made Chex Mix yourself or if you plan too. (Please include your email address in your entry)

Extra Entries:

Become a public follower of Day by Day Savings.

Grab my button and tell me where to find it.

Winner will be chosen by Random.org on Jan. 1, 2011. Prize Pack, information and giveaway are all provided by Chex and Kroger through MyBlogSpark.

161 comments:

  1. I haven't made chex mix but these recipes sound good and I might give it a try.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow you publicly on GFC.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I haven't made Chex mix before, but I think it would be fun to make it with the kids. Thanks for the idea!

    Jenn
    junod.jenn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. No, I never have!! if I buy some chex cereal I will!
    eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I haven't made but would like to try some this holiday. Caramel Crispy Chex Mix looks so yummy
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. button.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have never made it myself, but I do love Chex Mix in the bags especially Bar-B-Que flavor! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am a google follower that's how I found out about this give-away! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have made it with my mom. I plan to make it myself for my husband this year!!
    jakeandmelissa2010@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have made it before if you count Muddy Buddies as a type of Chex Mix. I've never made the nonsweet kind, but I might someday!

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Following via GFC (Ten Talents)

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your button is on my blog in the right sidebar~

    http://sweetsavingsincolorado.blogspot.com

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes, I have made it many times!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @LuckyJinxy).

    ReplyDelete
  15. i will try it this holiday with my children
    sujata-rajiv@sify.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Publicly following Day by Day Savings with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    http://scr.im/ladybugemail

    ReplyDelete
  17. NOPE BUT WOULD LOVE TO! kytah00@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I tried it once and its was yummy thx for the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  20. We make muddy buddies at least once a year. Usually more!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Following your blog!

    karenawoodward at yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. never made one,but hopefully will. looks delish!
    thanks for the chance
    diarygirl at live dot com
    shaha

    ReplyDelete
  23. ive made a parmesean ranch kind
    snugles4433@hotmail.com
    shelby

    ReplyDelete
  24. i don't make my own...just buy the mixed!
    feh79 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have a freind who has made it hersef, but I never have. I would like to try to one day though. Thanks for the giveaways.
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am now a follower of yours!
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. When I was in high school I worked in a deli that actually sold "home made" Chex Mix, so I used to make 10 gallon containers of it every couple days. It smells so good when you're making it it was really hard not to "sample"!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow your blog through google friend connect
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. My husband has. I was just an assistant. I saw a recipe for lemon buddies I'd like to try that looks less ingredient intensive and I recently for the first time tried muddy buddies and they were yummy so I may attempt them.

    Christine
    dazed1821@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I've never made it but I appreciate it when others do !
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  31. I follow on gfc
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  32. muddy buddies rule :)

    classylady2die4@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I have never made it but I have tried it when others have made it.

    mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

    Rebecca
    @Buttons and Bows

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am a public follower from twitter.com

    @mommiesgotfive

    mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

    Rebecca
    @Buttons and Bows

    ReplyDelete
  35. My mom makes Chex mix every Christmas. I've helped her make it before, but I've never made my own.
    Kristy OT
    chickeechickee-at-yahoo-dot-com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I can't remember if I've actually made any myself, but there's a yummny looking recipe in one of my newest Taste of Home magazines that I'd love to try sometime soon. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

    ReplyDelete
  37. I've actually never made Chex mix myself, although after seeing this page, I might make it for a work gathering

    via12300(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have tried it and I love it. All of them!

    jakennedy85@yahoo.com
    http://www.inspiringyou2save.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I am already a follower.

    jakennedy85@yahoo.com
    http://www.inspiringyou2save.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Ive never made Chex mix, but I have made puppy chow, yum!

    couponsarefun @ gmail . com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I haven't made chex mix but I have made puppy chow with chex cereal.

    jackie_keltner@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I haven't ever made it, but my hubby and I were just talking about making some last night! Yum!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have never made Chex Mix, but love the 'Doggie Chow' mix with peanut butter, chex mix, and powdered sugar!

    bahl.14@osu.edu

    ReplyDelete
  44. I've never made it but I love it so I should!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I haven't made it for years, but I bought a bag recently on a road trip and it was so yummy. I will probably make some for New Years (movie night at home)
    auntietina21 AT hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Follower on GFC
    auntietina21 AT hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Ive never made Chex mix, but I've eaten it.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Follow via GFC
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I make it several times a year, my family loves it.

    rfarrow at pineland dot net

    ReplyDelete
  50. follow with GFC

    rfarrow at pineland dot net

    ReplyDelete
  51. I haven't made Chex mix, probably because I am happy to eat it by handfuls straight from the box.
    I have had it, though and it is tasty.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I've made it and love the chocolate & powder sugar kind, so unhealthy, but oh so good :)

    a_heart4home at yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  53. I have made the chex mix with taco seasoning and kids love it
    Carole
    gram122@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  54. I have made Chex Mix many times. My favorite was a Pumpkin Crunch Recipe that was in the Taste of Home magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  55. It's been a long time, but I have made it.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I have made Chex mix, but my fav chex recipe is muddy buddies. Yum!

    awinters AT gmail

    ReplyDelete
  57. Google Follower: uberabby

    awinters AT gmail

    ReplyDelete
  58. I haven't made chex mix but these recipes sound good and I would love to try the cajun chex mix
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I Follow you on Google Friend Connect (claudia n)
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  60. yes i made a big batch of it a few years ago!
    emmy1981 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  61. new follower via GFC
    emmy1981 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I have made homemade Chex Mix in the past! I haven't lately but have seen a variety of chex mix recipes that sound really good.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I made Chex Mix years ago, may have to try again if I win this pack!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I've never made the plain Chex Mix - I always make People Puppy Chow!

    YUM!!!!

    Samantha
    thegiveawayqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  65. We all love chex mix! It's a Christmas tradition!

    paula at rammnation dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. I'm a follower on gfc

    Samantha
    thegiveawayqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Find your button here

    http://thegiveawayqueen.blogspot.com/2010/12/day-by-day-savings-chex-mix-kroger.html

    Samantha
    thegiveawayqueen at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I LOVE making Chex Mix!
    linzcoupons@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. I follow you on google friend (Lindsay Herian)
    linzcoupons@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  70. I've made a version of chex mix using soysauce and corn syrup - yummy!

    stormibays at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  71. I made muddy buddies 2 weeks ago for a chex mix house party!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I am gfc follower .I make Chex Mix every Christmas .A family favorite.etude37@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. No, I have never made it, but I love to eat it! :P

    ReplyDelete
  74. I would like to make muddy buddies but have never made it.

    ReplyDelete
  75. I love making Chex Mix, but Puppy Chow (muddy buddies as the box has it) is my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I don't make it myself but love to buy it premade!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I've never made a Chex Party Mix myself but I am planning to make the Close Chocolate Coffee Toffee Chex® Mix - found the recipe here:
    http://www.chex.com/recipes/Recipes.aspx
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. GFC follower
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I have made chex mix lots of times - yumm! Jack jsrip@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I have never made chex mix myself, but would try it.

    indypassionlady@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. follow via GFC
    IndyPassionLady@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I haven't made Chex Mix ever, but I've used Chex cereal to make "Puppy Chow" with chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar...yum!

    dlogston(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I haven't made Chex Mix but the recipes look good.
    kellyherring(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  84. I haven't made chex mix --but plan to....especially since there are so many delicious recipes to choose from.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. I have made Chex Mix before but my husband says it's not as good as his mom's. Hers always has a TON of dark bits where the seasoning clumps (his favorite part). :)

    ReplyDelete
  86. kristyn (kmoses@loqw.com)December 28, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    I make chex mix a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  87. I've never made it,but I really want to try!
    Thanks,Jess
    jdjmcc@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. I love Chex cereal, it's a favorite in the house, but I have never made Chex mix.

    dalevy@rocketmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  89. I have never made chex mix but should probably start- my husband and two oldest boys love the stuff.

    spork_of_truth(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I'm following you via GFC

    spork_of_truth(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  91. I used to make it all the time years ago. Now I buy it in the bag. :) Thanks
    mrspoofa(at)aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I have never made chex mix before but I would.
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  93. Yes Ive made Chex Mix, In fact I made some for Christmas.
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  94. GFC follower. Jessyca Foster
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  95. My mom and my sister and I get together every Christmas to make Chex Mix. awitherstine at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I have never tried chexmex but would love to try the recipes

    ReplyDelete
  97. I have never made Chex Mix myself, but I grew up having it every year since my mom made it.

    2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  98. GFC public follower at pinklady705

    2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  99. We make Chex mix then cover in melted White Chocolate
    we call it reindeer food.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Never made CHex Mix but make the Muddy Buddies every year.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. Follow on GFC.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. i've never made chex mix myself but definitely love eating it!
    actorsdiet(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  103. i have made chex mix but it's been a long time--if i win--i'll make it again :)

    marci h
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  104. follow via GFC :)

    marci h
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I have never made Chex mix, eaten it yes, just not made it. But the muddy buddies sounds yummy so I may just try.
    dx3jr at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  106. Have never made it, didn't realize it was so easy!

    gabby_3_9(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I've never made it, but I think I will soon!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  108. I added your button!

    http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I'm a follower!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  110. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    i have never made Chex mix but I know my kids would love to so why not!

    ReplyDelete
  111. made it when I was a kid with my mother - but no, not recently - hope to win - thanks - coreybrennan26@hotmail.com - Canada comments OK??

    ReplyDelete
  112. I make Chex Mix all the time! Would love to win this, for another excuse to make more!!
    rryan324 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I've made what is called "white trash" using theChex Mix!

    ReplyDelete
  114. GFC follower
    rryan324 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  115. I make Chex Mix every Xmas or my family would shun me :-)!erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  116. GFC follower @ erinn sluka
    erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  117. I have made it before but not recently. Seeing all the new recipes I must give it a try again.
    nono916@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  118. Subscribed by RSS feeder through Google Reader
    nono916@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. I have made Chex Mix before, but prefer the convenience of the bagged variety.

    ReplyDelete
  120. I follow you on GFC as "Cakeblast"
    cakeblast [at] gmail [dot]comc

    ReplyDelete
  121. I like to make several varieties of Chex Mix - the traditional mix, and Muddy Buddies :)
    lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  122. Public GFC follower!
    lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I've never made it myself, but I like the bags of Chex Mix you can buy in the store :)
    Sharon Rosanova
    rosanova_family@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  124. We follow your blog on Google
    rosanova_family@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  125. We used to make the chex mix buddies / puppy chow! YUM!
    survivingateacherssalary at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. I love to make Chex Mix!
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  127. gfc follower
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  128. I love Chex Mix
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

    ReplyDelete
  129. I follow sarah_roxy_21
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

    ReplyDelete
  130. I have made Chex Mix before and it is delish!My favorite snack mix with Chex is called "Puppy Chow"!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  131. I follow via GFC: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Never made chex mix before.
    tinytornadoes@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  133. I used to make it years ago and sort of forgot how to make..........been buying the ready-made pkgs now available, but it really is not as good............thanks for the recipe!
    kpintn / at / hotmail/dot/com

    ReplyDelete
  134. Follow you via GFC

    kpintn / at / hotmail/dot/com

    ReplyDelete
  135. I am a Chex Mix-A-Holic, just ask my family. We love the Original Chex Mix recipe that is on the box and a Sweet Caramel Chex Mix recipe that my sister gave me years ago.
    connors26 at att dot net

    ReplyDelete
  136. I am a follower on GFC.
    connors26 at att dot net

    ReplyDelete
  137. I have made the muddy buddy recipe before and it was great. I would love to try some of these other recipes.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  138. I follow with gfc (psychdog).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  139. Yes, I have made Chex Mix and my family has loved it.
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  140. I haven't made it in a long time but remember I quite liked it!

    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  141. I follow via GFC

    Wendy

    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  142. I have made it and loved it!
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  143. public follower
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I made chex mix once and it was great. But it's so much easier to buy the premade chex mix.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  145. I have not made it myself, but I want to! leandrea246(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  146. I am a new GFC. leandrea246(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  147. I haven't made it yet but plan to with my 4 year old cause his birthday is coming up and it would make a great side dish for the guests.

    ravenf0x@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  148. Have your button:http://adventuresinwinterland.blogspot.com/
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete

Swidget 1.0