The Superbowl always has Chex Mix involved. These recipes are a different take on an old favorites. I am still watching for the commercials.
Orange Creamsicle Chex Mix
9 Cups Rice or Corn Chex
2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
¼ Cup Butter
1 – 2 drops orange food coloring, optional
4 teaspoons orange zest, divided
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 cups powdered sugar
Measure the cereal and put into a large bowl, sit aside.
In a microwavable bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, orange food coloring and half of the orange zest. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat for 30 seconds until chocolate is melted. Stir in the orange extract.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal. Stir until the cereal is completely coated.
Into a 2-gallon zip-lock bag place the remaining 2 teaspoons of the orange zest and the powdered sugar. Add the warm coated Chex, zip the bag shut and carefully shake to coat. Pour out onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Let set up until cooled.
*To make Gluten free check the chocolate that it does NOT contain malt barley syrup.
* My husband wanted this made with Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate chips. It tasted like the Chocolate Oranges you enjoy at Christmas.
Ranch Cheese Chex Mix
5 Cups Corn or Rice or Wheat Chex or combination
2 Cups bite-size pretzels
2 Cups bite-size Cheese Crackers or Goldfish crackers
1/4 Cup Butter, melted or vegetable oil
2 Tablespoon Ranch Dressing Powder Mix (1 oz. package)
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large zip-lock bag, combine the Chex, pretzels, Crackers.
Melt the butter in the microwave.
Pour the butter over the cereal mixture, zip the bag and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with Ranch Mix and toss again.
Spread in an even layer onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Let cool before serving.
*To make Gluten Free use Corn or Rice Chex and Gluten Free pretzels and crackers.
Jan Dairy Keen