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Summer Herb Chex Mix™

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 9

Bring this herby party mix to snack on at your next summer cookout. Your friends and your mouth will thank you. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Versus Dough
November 14, 2014

Ingredients

6
cups Corn Chex™, Rice Chex™ or Wheat Chex™ cereal
2
cups mini pretzels or pretzel sticks
1
cup unsalted or lightly salted mixed nuts
4
tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon onion powder
2
to 3 tablespoons dried basil (or 1/2 cup chopped fresh)
1/2
tablespoon dried thyme (or 3 tablespoons fresh)
1/2
tablespoon dried tarragon (or 3 tablespoons fresh)
1
pinch dried rosemary (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh)
1/2
cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, toss together Chex™ cereal, pretzels and mixed nuts and set aside.
  • 3
    In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. Remove from heat and pour over mix; toss to combine.
  • 4
    Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until toasted.
  • 5
    Remove mixture from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Top with basil, thyme, tarragon, rosemary and Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine.
  • 6
    Allow mixture to cool completely before serving.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Things I Love About Summer:

    The sunshine. Duh.
    Ice cream.
    Popsicles.
    Poolside lounging.
    Skorts.
    Cookouts.
    Just kidding about #5.
    But not about #6.

    And this Summer Herb Chex Mix is the perfect accompaniment to #6 (and #4, too. And really, any time in the summer). Why? Because it’s made with summery herbs and other goodies, and it makes any occasion a party. That’s why we call it a party mix, yo.

    So let’s do this thang!

    First, toss together several cups of corn, rice and/or wheat Chex cereal with a couple cups of mini pretzels and mixed nuts. It’s gettin’ good already!

    Next, melt some buttah with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire (bonus points if you can say that one three times fast) and Italian seasoning and pour that deliciousness all over the dry mix.

    Now toss that mix like it’s 1999. Or, you know, 2012.

    Put the mix in the oven and bake it until it’s all nice and toasty, then take it out of the oven and add the herbs. I used dried herbs because that’s what I had on hand, but fresh herbs work just as well (you’ll just need to use a bit more, no bigs).

    Now add the grated Parmesan. OH YES.

    And mix it all together until everyone is best friends.

    Now, share the party mix with your best friends and watch the party unfold. But beware: This mix is known to cause a really, really good time.

    Happy summer!

    Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!

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