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Chesapeake Snack Mix

Plain pretzels pale in comparison to this jazzy concoction that microwaves in moments. Pack a pouch to go for an easy at-work or on-the-road snack. —JoAnne Geiger, Baltimore
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 quarts


  • 2-1/2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups cheddar-flavored snack crackers
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  • In a 3-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereals, crackers and pretzels. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Stir in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seafood seasoning, celery seed and mustard. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • Cook, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring once. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 157 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • delowenstein
    Jun 11, 2013

    I did use this recipe & made adaptations to it: I used 4-1/2 cups of Chex cereal-either Corn, Rice or Wheat Chex, 1 package of Cheddar Cheese-flavored Goldfish Crackers or wheat cracker thins, 2 cups miniature pretzels, 1-1/2 cups roasted peanuts, & kept the amount of the butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Old Bay seafood seasoning, caraway seed instead of celery seed, & the ground mustard. I used a largeroasting pan to mix the cereal, crackers, pretzels & nuts of my own addition, then combined the butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seafood seasoning, caraway seed & groundmustard. I BAKED the mix in a 250o F. oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. %This recipe worked out very well for me & it is a part of my collection of TOH snack mix recipes to prepare! I admit that I prefer to bake my snack mixes instead of using a microwave-BUT this is what recipes are about-folks have different ways of preparing a particular recipe & if that works for them, then that is what counts!

  • dikurek
    Jan 19, 2012

    I loved this recipe! I did make some changes though! I doubled the garlic powder, Old Bay and Celery seed. I substituted sea salt bagel chips for the pretzels. It has a little kick and tastes better than regular chex mix.

  • chrissteve
    Nov 18, 2011

    Tasty but it really needed some nuts!