Rye Chip Chex Mix

Our family’s favorite take on the classic crunchy snack: rye chip Chex mix packed with extra pretzels, extra nuts, and, everyone’s favorite, a big helping of crunchy rye bagel chips!

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Happy New Year! Just a short post today, as I’m wrangling Henry solo the rest of this week, until he starts his new pre-school next Monday. (Eeek!) But I have been hanging onto these photos for our very favorite rye chip Chex mix for too long, and it’s time they be shared, just in time for all you football fans planning out your playoff-watching.

Incidentally, GO STEELERS! 😉 In all honesty, I’ve been a terrible fan this season. Even though we have NFL GamePass, which allows us to watch all the games despite living overseas, I just have not been focused on it. That said, I do tend to get my act together for the playoffs, so call me a fair-weather fan, but I’ll be all about the black and gold from here on out.

Flat-lay of a simple white bowl filled with rye chips Chex mix.

So, everyone loves Chex mix, right? Simple, crunchy, easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing, and well-suited to endless variations. This one is our family’s favorite take, just a simple twist on the classic. Packed with extra pretzels, extra nuts, and a generous scoop of crunchy rye chips, this never lasts long!

Where to Buy Rye Chips

It sounds silly, but probably the biggest hurdle to refining this was sourcing the rye chips! I used to occasionally buy a bag of just the garlic bagel chips at the grocery store, when I could find them, which was not all the time, and it wasn’t the same. There’s just no sub in my mind for the dark crunchy rye variety!

I’ve since found the silver bullet — rye chips literally by the pound at Nuts.com. (Not sponsored, I just really like their products, and their shipping – it’s fast AND they have no problem processing APO addresses!)

Now the only problem is not eating all the rye chips plain before I have the chance to whip up a batch of snack mix…

Obviously not a real problem. 🙂

Flat-lay of a simple white bowl filled with rye chips Chex mix.

We without fail make a batch of this around the holidays, but it’s also perfect for tailgating or snacking on during the game. It keeps very well, too, so is nice just to have on hand for entertaining purposes. Bring out a little bowl during happy hour, and watch it disappear!

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And with that, my son is awake, so I’m back on duty!

Enjoy! ♥

Rye chip Chex mix with pretzels and nuts spilling across a dark baking sheet.

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Rye Chip Chex Mix

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Yield about 10 cups

Our family's favorite take on the classic crunchy snack: rye chip Chex mix packed with extra pretzels, extra nuts, and, everyone's favorite, a big helping of crunchy rye bagel chips!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn Chex
  • 3 cups rice Chex
  • 3 cups wheat Chex
  • 1 (10.3 ounce) can mixed nuts
  • 2 cups bite-size pretzels
  • 2 cups rye bagel chips (I order them here)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cereals, nuts, pretzels, and rye chips. Stir briefly to mix.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk to combine well. Pour seasonings over cereal mixture, and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Scoop mix into an ungreased roasting pan or cake pans and bake for about 1 hour, giving it a quick stir every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

I use cake pans for this, because my European oven is not large enough to fit a roasting pan! Two 9x13” pans do the trick nicely.

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Rye chip Chex mix is a beloved twist on the classic snack mix, perfect for parties, tailgating, and entertaining. #chexmix #footballsnacks #tailgatingsnacks #snackmix

Rye chip Chex mix is a beloved twist on the classic snack mix, perfect for parties, tailgating, and entertaining. #chexmix #footballsnacks #tailgatingsnacks #snackmix

10 Comments

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    Tara
    January 4, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Yum! I had never come across rye chips before. This looks like it would be a huge hit with my family. Happy New Year!

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      Monica
      January 4, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Tara – Happy New Year to you, too!

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    Lisa Huff
    January 4, 2018 at 1:22 am

    My husband loves Chex Mix! Never thought about putting the rye chips in them. But you’re right, they’re not easy to find!

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      Monica
      January 4, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      The only danger is that now, having made Chex mix with rye chips, I can never go back – I need to keep them on hand all the time for snack emergencies! 😉

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    Sarah
    January 4, 2018 at 1:02 am

    These snack mixes are always a hit…and with football playoffs right around the corner, this looks like the perfect recipe to make this Sunday!!! So yum!

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      Monica
      January 4, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Absolutely! Hope you enjoy – thanks so much for stopping by, Sarah!

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    Gina
    January 3, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Hello mu fellow Steelers fan! 🏈🏈 My dad is die-hard Steelers and farther knows best! Can’t wait to make this and tell him it was Steeler inspired lol Great recipe!

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      Monica
      January 4, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Hahahaha – I’ve no doubt he’ll love it even more knowing it came from a fellow Steelers fan! Enjoy!

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    Amanda
    January 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    This is also a favorite of my husband—I’ve never made it but his mom does every year! I’ll have to ask her where. She gets her rye chips from!

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      Monica
      January 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Definitely! I’d love to know her source, too!

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