Gone Fishing Chex Mix

After Hallowe’en, I was desperate to find us something to snack on that didn’t include chocolate, candy or result in the dreaded cheesy fingers. There are literally dozens of varieties of Chex Mix recipes available on the Life Made Delicious website, from sweet to savoury to spicy.  This one seem to best fit Chelsea’s current tastes… so we made a batch, well she did, and I helped with the microwave bits.  This would be a perfect snack to munch on during the big game, or in our case, during the movies (we’re not the sporty-types).

Gone Fishing Chex Mix

Adapted from Life Made Delicious

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 9 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups fish-shaped cheese crackers
  • 2 cups pretzels (fish-shaped if you can find them, I couldn’t)
  • 1 package Ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

In a very large microwavable bowl, melt the butter.

Then measure in the cereal, crackers and pretzels.  Chelsea loved that she was able to do this all by herself (unlike flour in a cake recipe, this measuring does not need to be exact) and it was also a great way to practice her counting.

Add in the Ranch dressing seasoning packet and the parmesan cheese and stir, stir, stir… being sure to coat as much cereal as you can.  Then pop the bowl back into the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute.  I helped out with this part, but Chelsea still participated, pushing the numbers when I told her to.

When the mix comes out of the microwave, lay it out on some silicone baking sheets, parchment or aluminum foil to cool and dry.

Someone is pretty proud of their snack skills!

Gone Fishin' Chex Mix

Once the Chex Mix is cool, store it in an airtight container, but it won’t last long…


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  1. says

    I just made a huge batch of this since the kids are on Thanksgiving vacation, from school. It gives them something to much on between meals so they don’t eat us out of house and home. I also add a bag of M&Ms and Tabasco Cheez itz.

    • says

      I made it for about $14 I think, I bought a piece of 7 ft primed door frame (I forget exactly what it’s called :P) and a few L-brackets and hubby anchored it onto the wall.

  2. says

    Oooooh, I’m going to make a big batch of this for the kids to snack on, since school finishes this week, and their summer holidays begin…they’ll be begging for snacks constantly :)

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