Until I realized you don’t have to follow the recipe, I was never really the biggest fan of Chex mix.
Once I started to experiment a bit and put some different flavors and ingredients into the mix, I started to like it a lot more. And that’s how I came up with a sriracha-based Chex Mix with soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic, and some chow mein noodles and wasabi peas mixed right in. It’s a truly addictive version of the classic!
Wasabi peas and chow mein noodles give the snack mix a bit more Asian flair.
You could use garlic and ginger powders, but I prefer the kick from the real stuff. Use a microplane zester to turn it into a paste and mix it into the sauce.
Soy sauce, sriracha, butter, ginger, and garlic.
Pour the sauce onto the crunchy mixture and toss to coat.
Then get it into the oven for about an hour at 250, stirring every 15 minutes or so. The oven method takes a bit longer than using a microwave (as some recipes specify), but I think it’s worth it.
Salty and spicy, with just enough heat. Everything you want in a snack!
More Chex Mix Recipes:
Chex Mix is a holiday party waiting to happen. This snacking classic is overflowing with possibilities, from Salt & Vinegar Mix to Pumpkin Pie Crunch.
Dan Whalen left a large batch of this out in the kitchen and was surprised to see it all gone when he came home the next day. He has been blogging for over 3 years at The Food In My Beard; check Dan’s Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!