Is it just me or does the title “Tex mex Chex mix” sound a little like something out of a Dr. Seuss story? Maybe something Horton would eat. Or something you could snack on in a box with a fox. 😉
New Year’s Eve means all manner of snacks. Personally I love a good hot dip on New Year’s Eve, something bubbly. But I love snacks like this too because they’re great for adults and kids, and you don’t have to turn on the oven. You might like it so much that you’ll even consider eating it with that fox.
I love the taco seasoning in this Chex mix. It just makes it a little different from the norm. And the crunch from the tortilla chips is really satisfying. I changed the originally recipe slightly by adding more peanuts and removing the corn nuts. I’ve just never been a fan of corn nuts. But you can definitely add them if you want.
Does anyone have any New Year’s resolutions? I think Oliver is resolving to sleep more, Gus is resolving not to be scared of his shadow, and Pie is resolving not to growl at her brothers when all they do is walk by her in the kitchen. Sometimes the easiest resolutions are the best. And what about me? I’m thinking about taking up a new hobby. Maybe re-learning the guitar? Last time I played was junior high. Think I’ll remember any chords? Haha!
The resolution I’d really like to make is to get over this darn cold. See, kids? That’s what happens when you go to the new Star Wars movie. The theater is packed, the place turns into a hotbed for germs, and you walk out with the mother of all colds. 😀. Here’s to hoping that this Chex mix is the cure all, right?
I hope everyone has a great New Year’s Eve!
- 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
- 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts (or, alternatively, 1 cup peanuts and 1 cup corn nuts)
- 1 cup bite-size pretzels
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 1 oz package taco seasoning
- 2 cups regular tortilla chips or nacho-flavored
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil and set aside.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix the cereal, peanuts, pretzels, and corn nuts if using.
- In a 2 cup microwave-safe measuring cup, melt the butter until completely melted.
- Stir taco seasoning into melted butter.
- Pour the butter/seasoning mix over cereal mixture and stir until completely coated.
- Microwave the mixture uncovered on high for 4-5 minutes, stirring after each minute.
- Once done, stir in tortilla chips.
- Spread mix onto prepared baking sheet and allow to cool.