When I was growing up, this was the party mix served by my mother and plenty of other mothers. I gravitate toward a bowl whenever I see it served.
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-sized pretzels
1 cup bite-size garlic-flavored bagel chips
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips. Set aside. In an ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
For microwave: Mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips in a microwavable bowl. Set aside. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on high for about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Pour over cereal mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on high 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in an airtight container.
For variations on this classic, from Taco-Seasoned to Cranberry-Nut-Cinnamon party mix, click here.
Makes 24 (1/2 cup) servings.
(photo: Jeff Golenski)