|Tamari Chex Mix|
|Written by Launie Kettler|
|Saturday, 25 February 2012 14:06|
When my paternal grandmother passed away I inherited her recipe box, including her recipe for “Chex Mix.” Maybe it sounds a little sentimental, but since she made it every year for Christmas I like to keep the tradition going. So, every year I make a big batch for the family. But, the problem is I always end up with a bunch of the cereal left over. And when I was putting away groceries the other day I realized that the boxes were taking up a whole shelf in our little pantry. So, I decided to make a big batch for us in February. But, I also have a lot of Tamari left over from Christmas treats that I made for people. Tamari + Chex Mix = crazy or genius? I also substituted almonds for the traditional peanuts, simply because we had one and not the other.
Well, as my grandmother liked to say, “Hello, Honey!” I'm studiously avoiding the scale because I wouldn't be surprised to see that I've gained 8 pounds this week.
And I'm making another batch this week for an Oscar party on Sunday night. There's no way that this salty, buttery snack isn't going to be a hit.
(For some other great Oscar-party recipe ideas check the links at the bottom of this post.)
Tamari Chex Mix
2 cups of Chex Corn cereal
1 cup of Chex Rice cereal
1 cup of Chex Wheat cereal
1 cup of almonds
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of Tamari sauce
3 teaspoons of seasoned salt
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 teaspoon of onion powder
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
Put the butter on a large rimmed sheet pan and place in the oven to melt. (About 5 minutes.) Add the Tamari, seasoned salt, garlic salt and onion powder to the butter. Stir well. Add the cereal and almonds, mix well to combine. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, and stir. Bake for an additional 20 minutes and then cool.
(Photo by Launie Kettler)
Here are some other fun Oscar-party ideas: