A few months ago, all Chex cereals were heavily marked down at my local grocery store so I bought several of them. Turns out, my kids don't love Chex when eaten as a cereal. So, when I needed to make a treat to bring in to my son's classroom today I thought of making a Chex mix and I came up with the following recipe which turned out delicious! And, it uses up some of our extensive Chex supply!
Cinnamon-Sugar Chex Mix
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Corn Chex
1 package microwave popcorn, popped
2-3 c mini pretzels or pretzel sticks
1 c white chocolate chips
(nuts - optional. I didn't add any to this because one of my son's classmates has a peanut allergy)
1/2 c butter (one stick)
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix cinnamon & sugar together, set aside. Melt butter in a small bowl. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, mix both kinds of Chex, popcorn, pretzels, and white chocolate chips. Stir to combine. Drizzle with butter (all of it) and stir until it's evenly coated. Microwave 1 minute; then stir. The white chocolate chips will melt and help to coat the other ingredients and give it a nice layer of sweetness! Microwave another minute. Stir. Sprinkle half the cinnamon/sugar mixture and stir it around; microwave 1 minute. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mixture and stir it around; microwave 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 1 minute. Stir. Spread out on waxed paper to cool; store in an air-tight container. This will fill up a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.