Things I Love About Summer:
- The sunshine. Duh.
- Ice cream.
- Poolside lounging.
- Just kidding about #5.
- But not about #6.
And this Summer Herb Chex Mix is the perfect accompaniment to #6 (and #4, too. And really, any time in the summer). Why? Because itâ€™s made with summery herbs and other goodies, and it makes any occasion a party. Thatâ€™s why we call it a party mix, yo.
So letâ€™s do this thang!
First, toss together several cups of corn, rice and/or wheat Chex cereal with a couple cups of mini pretzels and mixed nuts. Itâ€™s gettinâ€™ good already!
Next, melt some buttah with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire (bonus points if you can say that one three times fast) and Italian seasoning and pour that deliciousness all over the dry mix.
Now toss that mix like itâ€™s 1999. Or, you know, 2012.
Put the mix in the oven and bake it until itâ€™s all nice and toasty, then take it out of the oven and add the herbs. I used dried herbs because thatâ€™s what I had on hand, but fresh herbs work just as well (youâ€™ll just need to use a bit more, no bigs).
Now add the grated Parmesan. OH YES.
And mix it all together until everyone is best friends.
Now, share the party mix with your best friends and watch the party unfold. But beware: This mix is known to cause a really, really good time.
Chex Mix is a holiday party waiting to happen. This snacking classic is overflowing with possibilities, from Salt & Vinegar Mix to Pumpkin Pie Crunch.
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