Homemade Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix + Ziploc Storage idea

It’s the Holiday Season and of course, the McCallum Household will be hosting our usual get-together with close friends; to munch on some appetizers, snacks, and have a few adult beverages. My honey and his buddies love a good spicy snack with their cold beers. So you know I’ll be making a good old Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix for them to enjoy at the house and send some home with all the guys to enjoy later.

Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix Now, there are a ton of different recipes you can check out right here that take about 15 minutes to make; trust me most of them are totally scrumptious and fun to make for the holidays. I decided to do something fun for the guys coming to the house; they love spicy so of course, spicy it is today at the McCallum’s.


Chex Cereal Sale at Publix
Right now Publix supermarket has one heck of a sale going on! Publix is offering a wonderful deal and coupon to get you started with making this Cajun-Style Chex Party recipe! Buy TWO (2) Chex® cereals and get ONE (1) FREE Ziploc® brand bags or containers (up to $3.29). 

Coupon available in Publix Extra Savings flyer 12/12/15 – 1/1/16- Buy 2 boxes of Chex brand cereal and get 1 free Ziploc brand bag or container (up to $3.29)

Coupon available 12/1 – 12/31 (while supplies last)- $1 off of 2 boxes of Chex brand cereals.

 

Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix IngredientsLet’s get those spicy fun ingredients ready; my honey and the guys love so much: Gluten-Free Corn Chex, Rice Chex, cheese crackers, peanuts, pretzels, unsalted butter, dry ranch dressing, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and last but not least cayenne pepper.

Cajun-Style Chex Party Ingredient mixtureNow that we have all the ingredients ready let’s start getting this show together by placing the unsalted butter, dry ranch dressing, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder,  and cayenne pepper in a small microwave-safe bowl and popping it the microwave for about 45 seconds or till melted. Once the unsalted butter has melted grab yourself a few pot holders that glass might be a tad hot even after only 45 seconds, and remove the melted unsalted butter from the microwave. Stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

Prepare Cajun Style Chex Party MixIn a large mixing bowl combine Corn Chex, Rice Chex, cheese crackers, peanuts, and pretzels and get ready to pour the deliciously spicy butter mixture over the Rice Chex and Corn Chex cereal. After pouring your butter mixture over the ingredients, stir to evenly coat all the yummy ingredients with the butter and seasoning.

Baked Cajun-Style Party Chex MixYou can take two routes when making your Holiday Chex Party Mix the easy route by microwave in a large microwave safe bowl for about 6 minutes; stirring every 2 minutes or if you are like me you can take the longer old-fashioned route of spreading all this scrumptious Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix on a metal baking sheet and baking on 270 degrees F for about close to an hour stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool on dry paper towels before serving or storing in your favorite Ziploc containers or Ziploc storage bags.

Cajun Style Chex party mix 1I  have a great Giveaway for you all today $10.00 in Pay Pal Cash to help you buy Chex® and Ziploc® products. Simply share the name of your favorite Chex Party Mix Recipe idea in the comment section of the blog below; then share with all of us what works better for your storage needs this Holiday Season Ziploc Bags or Ziploc Storage containers and why?

Homemade Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix

  • 3 cups of  Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 3 cups of  Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup of cheese crackers
  • 1 cup of peanuts nuts
  • 1 cup of small pretzels
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1 package of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of  cayenne pepper, optional

Directions for Homemade Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix

  1. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl combine Corn Chex, Rice Chex, cheese crackers, peanuts, and pretzels.
  2. Place the unsalted butter, dry ranch dressing, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper (optional) in a small microwave-safe bowl; pop it the microwave for about 45 seconds or till melted.
  3. Once the unsalted butter has melted, remove the melted unsalted butter from the microwave. Stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly in the small glass bowl.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over the Rice Chex and Corn Chex cereal.
  5. After pouring the butter mixture over the ingredients, stir to evenly coat all the yummy ingredients with the butter and seasoning.
  6. Microwave the ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl for about 6 minutes; stirring every 2 minutes. OR if you use the old-fashioned method of spreading Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix on a metal baking sheet and baking on 270 degrees F for about close to an hour; stirring every 15 minutes till done.
  7. Let cool on dry paper towels before serving or storing in your favorite Ziploc containers or Ziploc storage bags.

Store in Ziploc bags - chex party mixHere is a cute idea for sending your guests home with a little love from your Holiday get-together: Grab a cute little gift box, place a dish towel in it instead of tissue paper, place your Holiday Chex Party Mix in a Ziploc Storage bag ( I used the Ziploc Limited Edition with easy open tabs since they are so darn cute and decorated for the Holidays.)

© Heidy L. McCallum and The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch, 2015 unauthorized use and/or duplication of content/ material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Heidy L. McCallum and The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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16 comments

  1. I would love to try the red velvet chex mix recipe! I love the ziploc containers because they make great crush-free packaging for baked goods!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  2. I love your recipe! I’m all about spicy. I’d probably go for the Peanut Butter Blossom one too…because I have a hard time turning down those cookies! Thanks for the coupons!

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