How To Make A Chex Mix?
Making this homemade Chex mix is really as simple as seasoning the melted butter (you can even use a Chex mix seasoning packet), making the cereal mix, pouring the butter into the mix, tossing, and cooking in an oven or slow cooker.
- In the oven: To make Chex mix in your oven, just transfer the butter coated mix to the oven and bake for about an hour till light brown and crispy.
- In the slow cooker: Making Chex mix in a slow cooker takes longer than in an oven or microwave, but the results are phenomenal. To make Chex mix in your slow cooker, cover and cook for about 3 hours, stirring once or twice every hour.
Is Chex Mix Healthy?
Chex mix is pretty much the healthiest snack you can have short of snacking on fruits and vegetables. It is rich in sodium, potassium, fiber, iron, calcium, and antioxidants and has relatively small amounts of sugar and fat.
And although the excess sodium can cause headaches, dehydration, and increased blood pressure if consumed daily, the multiple health benefits make it healthy enough for snacking on every now and then.
Is Chex Mix Vegan?
Most store-bought Chex mix flavors are not vegan, but traditional, ghost pepper, and popped are considered mostly vegan except for some problematic ingredients like sugar, distilled monosaccharides, caramel color, and natural flavors.
To make vegan Chex mix at home, substitute butter and Worcestershire sauce with their vegan counterparts, and use vegan-friendly cereal.