This is NOT the true original Chex Mix recipe. My mom made something called Texas Trash which I think is much closer to, if not the actual, original Chex Mix recipe. This version is absolutely less healthy so don't complain about the calories or salt if you make these changes...you have been warned! ??. That being said, this mix of spices tastes soooo much better. Use 1 Tbsp each garlic salt, onion salt, celery salt and Worcestershire Sauce and mix that with 1 1/2 cups butter, add Tabasco sauce or cayenne to taste. Then use 3 cups of each of the 3 Chex cereals, 3 cups of Bugles, pretzels, nuts and any other items you would like to add. We like to add goldfish crackers, more pecans to ours. The extra salts give the mixture a bolder flavor but it is not overly salted if you mix everything well. I personally prefer using the old fashioned oven method of baking the mixture in the oven at 250 for 2 hours and stirring every 30 minutes. I typically divide the mixture in two large roasting pans for easier mixing. The time gives all of the seasonings time to soak in and let's the mixture get nice and crispy....totally worth the little bit of extra effort!!!
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This is NOT the true original Chex Mix recipe. My mom made something called Texas Trash...