Chex mix is one of my favorite snacks, so I was a little disappointed at first when I knew that I wouldn’t be able to eat it any more. However, I soon realized that it would be very easy to modify the homemade version to be gluten-free. The original recipe can be seen here, and I made the following modifications:
- Eliminating wheat chex
- Eliminating bagel chips
- Eliminating pretzels
- Replacing missing wheat chex with corn and rice chex
- Either replace regular pretzels with gluten free pretzels; or leave them out entirely
So, with that in mind, here’s the recipe I came up with. As always, you should read the label of each individual ingredient to make sure it is gluten free.
4.5 cups corn chex cereal
4.5 cups rice chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup GF bite sized pretzels (optional)
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
I actually make our chex mix in a large electric roaster, but this would also work in cookie sheets:
Melt butter and stir in Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Add cereals, nuts, and pretzels and stir until evenly coated. Bake for 1 hour at 250, stirring every 15 minutes.
So there you have it! With some simple modifications, it’s often easy to keep enjoying the same recipes you used before going gluten free. Now I can enjoy this snack every time my family makes it!