STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“"Chex mixes" can of course be bought from almost every grocery & mega stores these days, but none of them hold a candle to this tried & true snack from scratch! I adapted my version from a Ladybird Johnson recipe out of a cookbook my husband gave me almost 20 years ago. And no-butter CANNOT be substituted for the margarine. I cook around 1 lb. of bacon to get the grease & drippings needed. Texjoy Steak seasoning is the only one I use. It's available online and limited availability in southern grocery stores.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
30
YIELD:
10 pints
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large aluminum roasting pan, layer 1/2 the box of Cheerios, 1/2 the box of Rice Chex, 1/3 the bag of pretzels, & 1/2 lb. of the pecans. Repeat the layers again (you'll have 1/3 bag pretzels leftover).
  3. Melt the margarine and bacon grease in a skillet at a low heat on the stovetop, then add the remaining ingredients. Stir until blended then pour into a glass measuring cup.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture evenly over the layers of cereals/pretzels/nuts. Gently stir. Place in the oven at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring EVERY 5 minutes.
  5. Remove and let cool before putting into zipper bags for storage.
  6. Enjoy!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: