Anyone else grow up on Chex Mix?
My mom ALWAYS had a glass canister full of it sitting on our counter.
I was the girl who picked out all the rice chex and pretzels…leaving the wheat chex and brown cracker things for someone else.
Sorry not sorry. I know what I like.
And you know what I’m reeeeaaally liking? This revamped, super nutty, subtly spicy, vegan snack mix.
Like my coworkers and I are addicted. No shame. You will be too.
That golden goodness? You know it’s calling your name.
This recipe is about as un-scientific as it gets. Substitutions are not only welcome, they’re encouraged.
Not a cashew fan? Want some sunflower seeds? Are you a corn > rice chex kind of person? Or maybe wanna get sweet and spicy with some honey nut cheerios and extra sriracha?
Go. For. It.
Let’s talk about the sauce.
Typically, chex mix is made with Worcestershire sauce. But people know the ingredients in that stuff just as well as they know how to pronounce it. Aka they don’t.
So let’s make a sauce with ingredients you know, love, and have lying around.
Just look at that bowl of FLAVOR!
I used vegan butter in this recipe (to make it vegan..obvi…) but normal butter will do the trick!
Just melt it. Combine with the sauces and spices. And pour over the bowl of raw snacky stuff.
Now, baking this takes patience. Not gonna lie.
Your kitchen is going to smell divine, and you’ll just want to dig in.
This whole “bake for 30 – stir – bake for 30 – stir” will be tedious.
But you can do it.
Cause that perfectly crisp, crunchy, golden goodness is worth it.
Make this for your next party. Or for your coworkers. Or movie night. Or yourself.
I pinky promise you’ll be obsessed.
Nutty Vegan Snack Mix
- 3 cups pretzels *gf if needed
- 2 1/2 cups rice chex cereal
- 2 cups plain cheerios
- 1 cup peanuts
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
For the sauce...
- 6 tbsp melted vegan butter *sub normal
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos *sub soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp sriracha
- 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Combine the cereals, nuts, and seeds in a large bowl.
- Mix together all of the sauce ingredients until homogeneous.
- Pour sauce over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is evenly coated.
- Spread evenly onto two baking sheets.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Stir.
- Bake for another 30 minutes, then test "roasted-ness".
- If needed, bake for more 15 minute increments until golden and crispy.
- Let the mix cool, then devour!