Saturday, 3 February 2018

Next Level Super Bowl Recipe: ZINGY HOT CHEX MIX

When you are watching the game, you need a salty snack to munch on. Yes you can do chips or pretzels, or even standard Chex Mix. But why not take that Chex Mix ... to the Next Level?

This mix is spicy, salty, zingy goodness. Trust me.

This is a dry/wet recipe.


  • approx 3 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 1 cup Jalapeno Ranch Cornnuts
  • 1 cup Cheese Nibs
  • 1 cup Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 cup Wasabi Peas (added at end of process)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margerine
  • 1/4 Frank's Hot Sauce (or other cayenne based hot sauce)
  • 2-3 dashes of Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper

This is an easy snack to make - mix the dry ingredients, mix the wet ingredients, then mix them all together. Bake, stir every 15 minutes, and boom - you have Zing Hot Chex Mix.

Make sure you use a big bowl because this is a lot of ingredients that can go flying when trying to mix. Use the biggest bowl you've got.

As you can see, my bowl just barely fit all the ingredients. That's ridiculous and trying to mix the sauce into everything is also ridiculous. I put another bowl over the top so I could shake the two together. And you need to mix thoroughly so as not to have soggy mix.

With the sauce and the baking the snack kind of takes on a monotone golden colour. Lets change that up by adding in some green peas that are covered in white wasabi.

That's better. Has there ever been this much crunch in one bowl? I hope your chompers are ready. You have the overall wing sauce flavour going on here, but you pick up the hints of  Jalapeno Ranch from the corn nuts, the cheese from the Nibs, the dry mustardy zing of the wasabi.

One thing is that this snack is SALTY. All these salty snacks mixed in, it can be a lot. I actually took some of the Blue Cheese dip and mixed it in. Actually, I took a chicken wing, dipped it in blue cheese, then rolled that in the mix. Whole new world my friends, whole new world.


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