Feb 172016
 
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Gluten Free Chex Mix

My family loves this stuff. I love this stuff. It’s a relatively healthy, affordable snack that doesn’t shoot up my blood sugar or cost an arm and a leg. Most Chex Mix recipes call for a lot of extra additions that aren’t exactly cheap. This one is Chex Cereal (which is gluten free) and peanuts, plus some margarine and seasonings. It’s good enough to serve to company, or give away in pretty containers as a gift. Top notch stuff!

If you receive WIC, this is a good way to use up your cereal allotment. Name brand Chex cereals are now over 50% whole grain and one of the more affordable gluten free convenience foods.

Gluten Free Chex Mix

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 8 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups unsalted peanuts

For the Seasonings

  • 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce or Tabasco Sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Directions

Measure the cereal and nuts and place them into a giant roasting pan, like a turkey roaster.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt the margarine. While it melts add the remaining seasonings. Stir it with a fork while the margarine melts to dissolve the seasonings into the margarine.

Pour the margarine over the cereal and nuts. Stir it with clean hands so that all of the cereal is evenly coated with the seasonings.

Place the roasting pan in the oven at 250°. Bake for 2-hours, stirring every 30-minutes to prevent burning. Allow the mix to cool before eating.

The Chex Mix is now done. You can package it by the 1/2-cup or 1-cup in small zipper baggies if you want it to be a “grab-and-go” snack. Or you can just store it in a large tub with a resealable lid.

Makes 18-cups, or 36 half-cup servings.

Per Serving: 126 Calories; 7g Fat (46.5% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 248mg Sodium.

Calories by Percentage: 47% Fat; 45% Carbohydrate; 9% Protein

Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Fat.

Notes.

If you want to add some gluten-free pretzels, then replace 2-cups of cereal with 2-cups of pretzels. Add them along with the cereal and prepare as directed. You may also replace the peanuts with other types of nuts, or mixed nuts if desired.

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