Did you feel a small earthquake in California on Saturday evening? If you did, it was probably my grumbling stomach. Small quakes tend to happen when there are no snacks to munch on and I’m starving at an early family potluck-style Thanksgiving dinner.

This early Thanksgiving dinner was a last minute affair, so no one thought about the snacks. Not having snacks was a huge mistake because my family has a habit of being notoriously late. In fact, some of the dishes arrived over an hour late! And since I know there will be more holiday potluck family gatherings with stragglers, I’ve decided to come prepared to the next party by bringing a Sweet Asian Holiday Chex Mix Snack. 

Sweet Asian Holiday Chex Mix Snack


Sweet Asian holiday Chex Mix SnackTo create this Sweet Asian Holiday Chex Mix Snack, I headed to WinCo to stock up on a couple of boxes of rice and corn Chex cereal. Then, I headed to their bulk section to pick up some cheese crackers, Japanese rice crackers, pretzels, and hard shell holiday chocolate candy. Of course, you can add whatever you want, but make sure you have a good mix of salty items to balance the sweetness of the sauce. And don’t forget to swing by the Asian section for some nori and sesame seeds too.

Cover baking pan with foil

Once I have all the ingredients, I cover a large baking pan with foil and dump all the snack mix items onto the sheet. 

Mix

Heat sauce ingredients until the sugar is dissolved and pour it over the Chex mix. Toss the mix until it is fully coated with the sauce. Place the sheet in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.

Chex Mix ToppingsRemove the mix from the oven, add the toppings, and mix. I like to add Japanese rice crackers, cut nori, hard shell holiday chocolate candy, and sesame seeds (my kids don’t like sesame seeds, so I left it out). Once the toppings are added, sprinkle on sea salt to taste. Let the mix cool. 

Sweet Asian Holiday Chex Mix Snack

When you’re ready to serve, just place the mix into serving bowls or store in an airtight container for later. I love making this Sweet Asian Holiday Snack Chex Mix because it can be made a few days ahead of time, helps keep the holiday munchies away, takes only 45 minutes, and it makes great gifts too!

Rice chexAlso, make sure to stop by tomorrow for another holiday treat using Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil’s Food Cake Mix – Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Peppermint Frosting

 

Sweet Asian Holiday Chex Mix Snack

Sweet Asian Holiday Chex Mix Snack

Sweet Chex Mix with Asian flavors.

Ingredients

Chex Mix

  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Bugles
  • 2 cups cheese crackers
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cup roasted Peanuts or mixed nuts

Toppings

  • 2 cups holiday colored hard shell candy
  • 2 sheets nori (Japanese seaweed sheets), cut into 1" x 1/8" strips
  • Fine sea salt to taste
  • Optional - 2 cups Japanese rice crackers
  • Optional - 1 T. roasted sesame seeds

Sauce

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Karo corn syrup
  • 1 to 3 T. Sriracha (1 T. adds a hint of heat)
  • 3 T. soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Optional - 1 T. Worcestshire sauce for a tangier mix

Instructions

Chex Mix

Pre-heat oven to 225°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Combine all the Chex mix ingredients on the baking sheet. Mix.

Sauce

In a pot on medium heat, combine the butter and sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved and add the remaining sauce ingredients. Mix until well combined. Pour over the Chex mix and toss until everything is well coated. Place in the oven for 20 -25 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.

Toppings

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add the toppings, except for the sea salt. Toss until well incorporated. Sprinkle sea salt over mix until you get the taste you like. Let cool completely. Place in an airtight container or serve.

Notes

The sauce coating will still be 'wet' when you remove it from the oven. It will harden as it cools. Do not over bake or it will taste burnt. Add up to 3 Tablespoons of sriracha for heat (add more if you like). Some of the mix may stick to the foil.

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6 Comments

  1. Hi, Erlene ~ This looks delicious! I’m pinning it, so I can make some for the week that my entire family is home (one of my fave weeks ever). :0)

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