Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sriracha Chex Mix

It appears that monsoon season has hit Phoenix a little early this year. My boyfriend and I made the mistake of going grocery shopping during what seemed like a hurricane, which resulted in Andrew running to the car barefoot because flip flops and floods do not mix. When we got to my parents house to have dinner, we found that our 25+ year old pine tree had been ripped from the ground in a sudden burst of wind. Luckily everyone was okay, and I even made my mom pose for pictures to send to our friends and family! But enough about weather. I just get excited because we actually had weather other than 110+ degree temps. On to food. 

Chex Mix. You know the stuff. It's crunchy. It's salty. It's hard to stop eating even after 25 handfuls. It's basically an addiction. But just wait until you have tried the traditional party mix with an added kick from some Sriracha hot sauce. This is it. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. And I feel comfortable saying that, because I dreamt about it just last night. Maybe it's because I ate half of the batch, or maybe because it's just that good. But try it out for yourself and see! 

Sriracha Chex Mix

  • 6 cups rice chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups cheez-it crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

In a small microwaveable bowl, melt the sriracha, butter, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in 15-second increments, stirring each time before cooking again. Set aside once it has all melted.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the chex cereal, cheez-its, pretzels, and peanuts. Pour the melted butter mixture over the snack mix. Mix well with a large spatula and then pour onto a large baking sheet, spreading it out into an even layer.

Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring the mixture every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before placing in an airtight container. Will last up to 2 weeks. 

Sriracha Week is in full effect. Check out my Sriracha Hummus and how to make Sriracha Sea Salt. These posts are not sponsored by Sriracha, just thought it would be a fun segment for the week!

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