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Marissa’s Scrumptious Snack Mix

Marissa’s Scrumptious Snack Mix

Does your family have that one holiday recipe that everyone looks forward to all year long? For my family, that is my sister’s amazing Chex™ mix. It is based on the original recipe put out by Chex™. Over the years, my sister, Marissa, has made several changes to make it what it is today. The smell of the mix baking in the oven screams holiday time to me. We often think about making it through the year, but Thanksgiving weekend is usually our first batch. Once the last batch is gone at the end of December we usually don’t make it again until the next Thanksgiving.

Making your own mix is easy but a little time consuming. It is worth it! You need to have at least two hours to monitor the roasting so a snowy day at home is the perfect time to make this. Bring it to your next gathering and you will be the hit of the party!

Besides the cereal, you can mix in whatever your family likes. Marissa likes to use peanuts and pretzels. My family likes our mix with cheesy fish crackers and oyster crackers.

So how do you make the most scrumptious snack mix around?

Marissa’s Scrumptious Snack Mix


  • 6 cups of corn cereal
  • 6 cups of rice cereal
  • 6 cups of wheat cereal
  • 3 cups of garlic flavor bite size bagel chips or regular sized bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieceschex
  • 1 bag of oyster crackers
  • 1 bag of cheese fish crackers
  • 2 ½ sticks of butter (yes, you read that right. I never said this was a healthy snack mix!)
  • 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • More Worcestershire sauce to use during baking (I think this is her secret ingredient!)


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Measure out cereal and add ins into the roasting pan.
  3. In a separate bowl, melt butter in the microwave.
  4. Mix spices and Worcestershire sauce into the butter.
  5. Pour butter mixture on top of the cereal mixture and stir with a spoon.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 1-1.5 hours.
  7. While baking, sprinkle about a tablespoon of Worcestershire every fifteen minutes and stir.
  8. When finished, remove from oven and cool on paper towels or brown paper.
  9. Store in air tight containers.

See more of Marissa’s recipes. I am thankful she lets me share it!

Jennifer Close is a teacher librarian and travel blogger. She likes to read, craft and look for adventures with her children and you can find her at Two Kids and a Map.

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