Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hardy Original Chex Party Snack Recipe

Had a scare this weekend.  Thought I had lost the Hardy family recipe for the Party Snack mix from the 1970's.  This recipe is not like the "Original Chex Mix" recipe that currently is printed on the Chex boxes. It is the original recipe doctored for the "Hardy" clan.  The present day  recipe for the "Original Chex Mix" box uses bagel chips and soy sauce!  Soy sauce?  NO! And bagel chips? Not for our family!  We are a Worcestershire loving group.  Don't want to misplace my recipe again or my family will revolt!!!!! So, posting it here for safe-keeping.  

Hardy ORIGINAL Chex Party Mix

6 Tablespoons margarine
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/8 teaspoon garlic powder
3/8 teaspoon salt
6 cups of any of the following (corn chex, rice chex, stick pretzels, and nuts (fresh pecans are our nut choice)
  If you want it evenly proportioned use 1 1/2 cups of each.  

Heat oven to 250 F.  

Measure our chex, pretzels, and nuts.  Put in large mixing bowl. 

Melt margarine in glass measuring cup in microwave.  Stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and salt.  
Pour this mixture over dry ingredients in large bowl.  Gently stir to cover all of the dry ingredients.  

Pour into 9 x 13 inch baking pan.  Heat in oven for 1 hour.  Stir every 15 minutes during the hour.
   end of 1st 15 minutes-stir,  
   end of 2nd 15 minutes-stir, 
   end of 3rd 15 minutes-stir, 
   end of 4th 15 minutes-stir and  remove from oven)

My further tweaking to the family recipe is to use at least 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder and salt.  And I always double the recipe so that we can share with my father-in-law!

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