Now add just the Wheat Chex, then the Corn and Rice Chex, then everything else. Once all the ingredients are in the roaster, use a wooden spoon to mix it all together. Be sure to turn from the bottom to get the butter mixture over everything.
Put it in the oven for an hour stirring every 15 minutes. Always be sure to get the buttery goodness from the bottom mixed in every time you stir. After an hour, spread it all out onto paper towels to cool. However, snacking begins as soon as it is out of the oven (don’t burn your mouth)!
Why the “proprietary mix” you ask? When I was younger, I didn’t like the wheat as much, so I cut back on the amount I used. But I also discovered if I added the wheat first, it soaked up more of the butter making it more palatable…one might even say desirable.
I use pretzel sticks only because that’s what I remember my dad using. Every year I think I should use the little bite-size pretzels. It would make more sense and be easier to eat. But I just can’t bring myself to do it when I’m buying the ingredients at the grocery.
Sesame sticks? I just like them.
Cheez-Its? Chelsea likes them.
The nuts? When I was younger, I remember the family picking through to get the cashews. At the end you were just left with Brazil nuts and other undesirables. So, I thought why not just buy cashews and peanuts and avoid those other mixed nuts. Toffee coated and honey roasted…even better!!!