DIY Chex Party Mix

Spread the holiday cheer by sharing this DIY Chex Party Mix.
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“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” .. name that movie!
Another great way to spread Christmas cheer is sharing a fun little snack with those around you this holiday season.

General Mills kindly sent me a care package to create Chex party mix to spread the holiday cheer. Look how adorable this personalized wooden spoon is!
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Last month, I had a wonderful opportunity to spend a couple days at the General Mills headquarters learning all about General Mills and the Bell Institute of health, nutrition, and food safety.
General Mills and the Bell Institute of health, nutrition, and food safety truly stand behind their mission statement – serving the world by making food people love.
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When I was there I cooked in the Betty Crocker test kitchen and learned she is a famous woman who never existed. Guys… Betty Crocker is NOT a real person! My mind was blown. The recipe creations they come up with in that kitchen are delicious. I tried a pumpkin spice cheerio latte AND a cinnamon toast crunch latte when I was there. The cereal was actually blended in to the beverage. So creative!
We even saw the behind the scenes of GM’s food photography studio where they take all of their photography for their recipes and the images that appear on the box’s products.
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It was interesting to learn that each General Mills brand has their own unique story. Wheat Chex have always been a staple in my pantry. I love the crunchy texture. I often add it to my homemade trail mix.
It’s always so common to do a cookie swap or gift candies during the holiday season, but sometimes it feels like a sugar overload. This year I am packaging up this savory snack mix to pass out this year. I always like making something to pass out to everyone.
If you are still looking for a sweet treat, Chex has got ya covered with a recipe for that too – Muddy Buddies. In my house, we call this “puppy chow”.
Thank you, Chex, General Mills, and the Bell Institute to help make the holiday season a little brighter and cheery for everyone!

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DIY Chex Party Mix

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Yield: 14-16 1x
  • Category: snack

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup garlic-flavored bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels, and bagel chips; set aside. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. (OR Pre-heat oven to 250°. Put cereal and seasoning mixture into an ungreased roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.)

Notes

Full recipe credit:
https://www.chex.com/recipes/original-chex-mix/

Photos and content credit:
https://julieharringtonrd.com

For other variations, try playing around with other spices.
I like to add 1/4 tsp cumin & 1/4 tsp chili powder to the mix.

Keywords: chex mix, snack

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Disclosure: I was provided with travel and accommodations to the General Mills for the #InsideGMI experience. I was not additionally compensated for my time or to write this post. 

Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

Cozy up to a bowl of Snickerdoodle Oatmeal this holiday season!Snickerdoodle Oatmeal via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenDuring the winter months, I always crave a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Skip the sugary packets of oats and create a hearty bowl with simple ingredients, that I am sure are probably in your kitchen already.

Surprisingly, I am not the biggest fan of snickerdoodle cookies. I think it’s because I don’t prefer sugar cookies (the base of snickerdoodles). I am more of a chocolate chip cookie kind of gal, but I do love the warm cinnamon sugar combination from snickerdoodles.
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McCormick recently came out with a new roasted cinnamon. The roasted version has a richer, deeper flavor than traditional cinnamon. If you love cinnamon and want a bigger and bolder flavor, you have to try roasted cinnamon.
The toppings of this oatmeal really make this breakfast a winner! Have you tried the seasonal Larabar snickerdoodle flavor? Plus, swirling in Betsy’s Best cinnamon chia gourmet peanut butter adds that extra pop of flavor.

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Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup vanilla kefir
  • (optional toppings): sliced banana, Betsy’s Best cinnamon chia peanut butter, snickerdoodle larabar

Instructions

  1. Combine rolled oats and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Slice a banana into thin piece, gently fold into oats. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Once oatmeal begins to simmer, stir vigorously to break down the banana slices.
  3. Cook until oats reach desired consistency and liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup, chia seeds, and kefir. (the kefir will make your oats super creamy!)
  5. Add desired toppings!

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Eggnog Smoothie

I’ve been a little obsessed with kefir lately. When I saw they had an eggnog flavor, I jumped right on it. I’ve been enjoying kefir as is, but this time wanted to try it in a recipe.
Eggnog Smoothie | Recipe by Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
Kefir naturally has a tangy flavor, so when incorporating it in a smoothie, a banana was the perfect way to sweetened it up.

Eggnog Smoothie | Recipe by Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
Eggnog only comes around once a year, so I don’t mind indulging in a small glass one time a year. Eggnog just screams Christmas to me, and I want to enjoy that seasonal treat more than once without the guilt!
Eggnog Smoothie | Recipe by Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
Enjoy as a breakfast, snack, or dessert to get in the holiday spirit! I know what I’ll be making for breakfast Christmas morning!

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Eggnog Smoothie

Eggnog Smoothie

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Indulge in the holiday seasonal flavors without packing on the pounds. Feel good about drinking eggnog with this eggnog smoothie recipe!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Lifeway kefir eggnog
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • (optional) ground nutmeg
  • (optional) ice

Instructions

  1. Simply add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. For a thinner consistency add more almond milk. For a thicker consistency add ice.
  3. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg.

Notes

For a festive rim: take 2 tbsp of sugar and mix in 1 drop of red food coloring. With a damp paper towel moisten the rim of the glass. Coat the rim of the glass with sugar.

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