Party Mix – a version of Chex Party mix that has been around for about 50 years! We make it every single year and is a staple for the holidays!
We have a lot of traditions at our house around the holidays. We had them when I was growing up, and I was pretty tied to them! Now have a lot of our own traditions, but some of the ones from my childhood and my husbands are still a part of ours today.
Like we make my favorite Fudge every year on Christmas Eve just like when I was younger. And we still make this Party Mix every year just like my husband had. And we make his favorite Frosted Sugar Cookies because they are amazing as well.
How Long is Homemade Chex Mix Good For
This Chex party mix gets made shortly after Thanksgiving and lasts at least until Christmas at our house. Just leave in an air tight container and you are good for about a month.
Can You Freeze Homemade Chex Mix
Yes, most definitely. This party mix recipe makes a TON, so I usually freeze a bunch of it, so we can take it out in the summer and enjoy a little then too. I put in a freezer safe bag and remove as much air as possible without crushing the mix. Then put in the freezer for a about 4 months.
This Chex Mix recipe is one that my husband’s grandma found in the newspaper before my husband was even born. Her Chex party mix recipe was around before all of the Chex cereal varieties were even invented. So early on my mother in law changed it slightly to add corn chex to the mix. Which I am thankful for, because those are my favorite!
One tradition my husband remembers from when he was just a little boy and would help make this party mix recipe, is the taste testing! You bake it at a low temp for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Every 15 minutes, after it has cooked for an hour, you are allowed to taste 1 piece. Trust me, it doesn’t turn our right if you don’t follow this special step.
This party mix recipe will forever be part of our family, and I hope that is can be part of yours too! It is so easy to make and such a fun tradition to do every year. My son looks forward to it every year!
More Family Holiday Favorites
- Reese’s Fudge – a must every single year!
- Grasshopper Pie – Dessert with our Christmas dinner
- Chocolate Saltine Toffee – this stuff is down right addicting
- Holiday Wine Spritzer – a great drink to serve at holiday parties
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – aka Buckeyes are one of my all time favorites
- Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole – a staple at our holiday meals
- 2 pounds Mixed Nuts
- 14 oz Wheat Chex
- 7 oz Corn Chex
- 7 oz Rice Chex
- 10 oz Cheerios
- 2 bags Pretzel Sticks
- 2 cups Canola Oil
- 2 Tbls Worchestershire Sauce
- 1 Tbls Garlic Salt
- 1 Tbls Lawery's Seasoned Salt
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large pot.
- Bake for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
Serving Size36 Servings
Amount Per ServingCalories 375 Total Fat 26g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 23g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 346mg Carbohydrates 32g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 5g Sugar 4g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 7g