Friday, December 12, 2008

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

So do you guys miss me? I miss my blog. I kind of miss cooking dinner, but it's been so nice to have people bringing us meals. We've been really spoiled, too, with some good food. I have been making some Christmas treats here and there--I just can't resist. I figured I might as well post those recipes. Actually I think I've only made three things, but I have plans for more in the coming week. My in-laws are coming to visit, so I may be cooking dinner some in the near future, but the husband thinks his mom will probably do a lot.

Anyway, I saw this in a cooking magazine my mom had, and I had everything on hand to make it. I heart Chex Mix, so I figured it was worth a try.

Cheesy Ranch Chex® Mix
9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex® or Wheat Chex® cereal (or combination)
2 cups bite-size pretzel twists
2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels and crackers. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.

2. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

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This stuff is pretty good, but I like the regular ol' Chex Mix better. I realized that I didn't microwave it after I had mixed everything together. Honestly I don't know what difference that would make. Oh, and I ended up using six tablespoons of butter. Three just didn't seem like it was going to coat all of it.

2 comments:

Jen B. said...

Yea! Your back in the kitchen, somewhat. I missed checking your blog everyday, and then pestering you to update your posts. ;0)

Brooke said...

Welcome back!!!! I've missed your updates