1950s Holiday Recipes
Chex Party Mix
A snack hit of the 1955 holiday season was Chex Party Mix, a combination of Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, and Corn Chex, nuts, pretzels and a dressing of melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and onion and garlic powders. The treat remains a popular holiday snack.
Original 1950's Chex Party Mix
1/2 cup butter
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3 cups Wheat Chex Cereal
2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1 1/2 cup peanuts
1 1/2 cup small pretzel rods (sticks)
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Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Melt butter in a shallow pan. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and garlic salt. Add cereal, nuts, and pretzels. Mix until all pieces are coated. Place on a shallow baking pan with sides. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Today you can melt the butter in the microwave, stir in the spices, and then pour evenly over the cereal, nuts, and pretzels in a huge bowl. Still cook it in the oven for the best authentic flavor!!