There was a great sale on several cereals recently that I took advantage of. However, I was a bit overzealous and ended up with a lot more than I needed. I guess I literally bit off more than I could chew. I made a couple batches of traditional Chex Mix, but decided I wanted to try something different too.
I found the recipe for Taco Chex Mix on the Chex website. I wanted to use what I had on hand, so I changed mine up a bit. Theirs uses cheese crackers, I chose corn chips for mine. I also had an overabundance of generic Cheerios on hand, so I used some of those too.
I also used my own homemade taco seasoning but you can certainly use your own or an envelope of the premixed seasoning. Mix and match cereals, chips, pretzels or nuts. Whatever floats your boat.
This reminded me of taco flavored Doritos! Yum!
- 2 cups Corn Chex
- 2 cups Rice Chex
- 2 cups Cheerios
- 2 cups Fritos
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 package (1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix (I use my homemade mix)
- Preheat oven to 250 F.
- Combine cereals, chips, pretzels and nuts.
- Melt the butter. Mix melted butter with water and taco seasoning mix.
- Pour half of seasoning over cereal and mix well with hands. Pour remaining seasoning mix over cereal and stir well.
- Pour onto a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour; stirring every 15 minutes.
Notes from Amanda
I found the easiest way to stir it was to have a large bowl on hand, remove the baking sheet from the oven and pour the contents into the bowl, stir, then return to the baking sheet.