Holidays are full of tradition, and one of the traditions that I lacked as a child but have picked up on my adult years is homemade Chex™ Mix! A couple of years back now my mom came over and made up GIANT batch of Chex Mix for us all to enjoy. She made as many flavor combinations as we could think up on.
It's become our tradition to have mix with us almost everywhere we go during the holiday season. My mom takes it to every party, event, and get together. It's always a huge hit, not matter what flavor combination it is, it's always a winner!
I'm not sure exactly what sparked up my mother's sudden desire to start the Chex Mix tradition, but I sure am glad that it happened. I love it when my mom loves food as much as I do.
This year I decided to try my hand at the Chex Mix game by whipping up a quick batch of this yummy Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix! To keep my particular batch a bit more wholesome I decided to use the wheat and rice cereal along with a 'greek yogurt' dry ranch mix which was lower in calories than the traditional. Reduced fat cheeks crackers are also a must for me.
Yum! This stuff is seriously delicious and packed with all the flavors that I just love. Plus, it's a perfect flavor for my own little one to enjoy, as she tends to be a little picky about the more 'spicy' flavors or seasonings. She's young, she'll learn the error of her ways!
This makes a pretty big batch so be ready to share with your friends and family - or not. Haha!
My favorite time to enjoy this mix is when it's fresh and warm, but it stays good in an airtight container for at least a week.
Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix
The Skinny Fork - Adapted from Chex.com
Servings: 13 • Size: About 1 Cup • Calories: 193.8 • Fat: 5.4 g • Carb: 26.8 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Protein: 6.1 g • Sugar: 1.8 g • Sodium: 730 mg
9 C. Corn Chex, Rice Chex or Wheat Chex Cereal (Or Combination.)
2 C. Bite-Sized Reduce Fat Mini Pretzels
2 C. Bite-Sized Reduced Fat Cheese Crackers
3 Tbsp. Light Butter, Melted
1 Pkg. (1 oz.) Dry Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix (Mine was 'Greek Yogurt'.)
1/2 C. Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
In large microwavable bowl or container, mix the cereal, pretzels and crackers.
I used mostly Wheat Chex Cereal, but you could use your preference (Corn, Rice, or Wheat.)
Pour the melted butter over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated; add in the ranch dressing mix and cheese and stir until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute.
Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool.
Store in airtight container.
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