Friday, December 19, 2008

Chex Mix

We made chex mix last night for Kay to take to school today for their holiday party. But we woke up to everything covered in ice like this:

School was cancelled, we started vacation a day early, and we now have enough snacks to last us at least a week! We took advantage of this extra day and started to bring up some of our holiday decorations. Luckily we still have power. The neighbors across the street aren't as lucky and we are still nervous because our power lines look like this:
So if you are having weather like us, kick back and eat snacks! What else can you do?

Chex Mix

2 cups rice chex-like cereal
2 cups corn chex-like cereal
1 cup small pretzels
3 tablespoons canola oil
6 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (we used a combination of both)

In a small bowl, mix together the oil and honey until mixed.

In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereal and pretzels. Pour the honey mixture over the cereal and stir to coat.

Place the bowl in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every 1 minute and then one additional minute stirring every 30 seconds. (Watch closely so it doesn't burn.)

Pour the mixture onto wax paper to cool.

Kay: This is really good. Right now I'm chasing my dog around the house so I think it makes me hyper!

Mom (Dana): I always mean to make this more often and keep small bags of it around for snacks. We would have loved to have told you what Kay's friends thought of it but oh well!


She sure is strange! said...

We love chex mix in the winter!! I make it in a roaster pan and include wheat, corn and rice chex, pretzel sticks, quaker oat square cereal, mixed nuts and cheerios. I love to experiment with the seasonings. My current favorite is a combination of stick butter and olive oil, honey, spicy mustard, garlic and onion powders, balsamic vinegar, cayenne pepper and seasoned salt. Its quite spicy but very delicious!


Champsleeve said...

We did a more spicy/sweet mixture the other night that was really good but SPICY!! Kay kept eating it while complaining!

She did finally take this to school. They had their party after Christmas break. Some of the kids liked it and some wouldn't even try it. What do you expect from 11 year olds?!