Friday, February 28, 2014

Parmesan Balsamic Chex Mix

Chex mix is a glorious thing.  There are about a zillion recipes online and all can be made in minutes.  Or if you're made of money you can buy a bag at the supermarket.  Seriously, why is Chex mix so costly?  The price per ounce versus any other chip product is outrageous.  Who can afford such luxuries these days?  Not me, so I made my own at home.

Parmesan Balsamic Chex Mix

4 cups Chex cereal, any flavor you desire
5 cups popcorn
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Italian seasoning, I just sprinkled in oregano, basil, and garlic
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese

1. Mix oil, vinegar, and seasonings in a small bowl or measuring cup.  Pour over Chex in a large bowl, gently mix to cover.  Add in popcorn and stir.
2. Microwave 2 minutes, stirring after each minute.  Sprinkle with cheese, microwave another minute.
3. Spread onto a large baking sheet, lined with wax paper to cool.  Store in an airtight container.

Sure it's missing those delicious pumpernickel chips that are so perfect in store bought Chex Mix, but this is whole new ballgame flavor-wise.  It also probably costs half the money for twice the mix.  Can't beat that!

Looking for a sweet Chex Mix?  Check out my red velvet Chex Mix.

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