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!
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.
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. 🙂
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!
More Game Day Snacks:
- Skinny Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- White Bean Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
- Classic Hummus
- Crunchy Honey Mustard Pretzels
And with that, my son is awake, so I’m back on duty!
Rye Chip Chex Mix
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!
- 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
- Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine cereals, nuts, pretzels, and rye chips. Stir briefly to mix.
- 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.
- 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.
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.