Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gluten-free Chex Party Mix with Bread Bites

The holidays are coming and we are getting excited.  My daughter and I decided to make Chex Party Mix.  We used some slices of Whole Grain Bread (see previous blog post from a few weeks ago for recipe) to make a substitute for the bagel chips that the recipe normally calls for on the side of the Rice Chex box.  My daughter named them "Bread Bites."  They aren't exactly like a bagel chip, but it was worth a try. :)

We adapted the recipe a few other ways, including the obvious choice to leave out the Wheat Chex and substitute for gluten-free Chex.  Perhaps it would be a good idea to reduce the amount of the recipe by half or thirds to have the right quantity for your family.  We made the full batch and now we need to plan a party so we will have other people here to help us eat it!

Gluten-free Chex Party Mix with Bread Bites

3 cups Corn Chex cereal
6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup mixed nuts (we used cashews)
1 cup bite-size gluten-free pretzels
1 cup "bread bites" with garlic salt and butter added
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt (the 1 1/2 teaspoons called for is too salty for us)
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Step 1:  Prepare bread bites by spreading butter and sprinkling garlic salt on bread slices.  Slice bread into small circles or cubes and place on cookie sheet.  Broil in oven for 1-3 minutes, watching carefully until toasted.  In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, nuts, gluten-free pretzels, and "bread bites":  set aside.

Step 2:  In small microwavable bowl (I like using a glass measuring cup with tall sides covered with a paper towel), microwave butter on High for about 40 seconds or until melted.  Stir in seasonings.  Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.

Step 3:  Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Enjoy!

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