How was everyone’s weekend?
Mine was very fun because I saw my friend Eliza. She came to my house Friday for the day/night and then we went to her house in Rhode Island Saturday for the day/night. I WENT OUT TO A RESTAURANT!!! It was an exciting moment lol. From here on out it will definitely be the little things in life:)
I also announced last week that for the month of June I will be donating 100% of the proceeds for my care package business to the non-profit Campaign Zero. With the help of the community and fundraising Campaign Zero has made great strides to help combat violence in the police force.
So that being said, you should DEFINITELY get your care package orders in. One of my favorite recipes included in the list of potential care package treats is Maple Soy Chex Mix
My aunt has been making this chex mix around Christmastime for as long as I can remember and it is truly a treat. She even sent me a whole TUB of it when I spent Christmas in Aspen, Colorado a couple years ago. It was a dream come true.
I have updated the recipe slightly from her classic one, and here is what I use to flavor my chex mix. Garlic powder, soy sauce, maple syrup, gochujang sauce, worcestershire sauce, and not pictured but very much required, BUTTER 🙂
The butter gets melted in a pan and then in go all the seasonings.
As far as the snack items go, you can really mix and match whatever you prefer. I personally like a chex mix that is filled with more bad-for-you snacky items and less nuts but feel free to switch up the ratios. In the bowl is rice chex, sesame sticks, cheez its, peanuts, pistachios, and pretzels.
The melted butter/seasoning mixture gets tossed with the snack items. Just make sure everything is evenly coated.
Note: this makes a LOT of chex mix. And it’s very addicting, so you’ve been warned 😉 Lay the mixture out on two baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees F, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
Spicy, salty, kinda sweet, savory, ALL THE THINGS. I really can’t keep this stuff around because I have zero self control. Make some and share with your neighbors, they will LOVE it!
Maple Soy Chex Mix
Makes about 10 cups
- 6 cups rice cereal
- 2 cups mixed roasted nuts
- 3 cups cheez its
- 2 cups sesame sticks
- 3 cups mini pretzels
- 1 stick salted butter (½ cup)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- ¼ cup gochugang paste (or red curry paste)
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray heavily with non-stick spray).
- In a large bowl mix together the rice cereal, nuts, cheez its, sesame sticks, and mini pretzels.
- In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and then stir in the maple syrup, garlic powder, gochugang, worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Mix to combine.
- Pour mixture over the snack items and toss to combine.
- Lay out the mixture evenly onto the two baking sheets.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture every 10 minutes to prevent the items from sticking or getting too crispy on the bottom.
- Allow to dry on the baking sheets for at least 1 hour before storing in any air tight container.
- Gochugang paste is also called korean chile paste, you can find it in most international food aisles.
- Sesame sticks can be hard to find, you can always eliminate them and do extra of the other items. I find them easily at CVS and order them online on amazon.
- This will keep in an airtight container for about 3 weeks.
This is truly my favorite snack mix ever. Perfect to put out at any summer barbecue:)