Last month, at a party, I had cinnamon sugar chex mix. It was so good, I wish I could have gotten the recipe. The internet came to my rescue and the box of rice chex I was hording was to be no more.
One box chex cereal made 2 batches of the cinnamon sugar chex and one of the almond coconut chex (found it while searching for the other).
I’m glad it made 2 batches because I had a case of unable to follow directions.
Let’s start with the Cinnamon Sugar chex. I love that it’s microwaveable, actually both recipes were so quick to make that I wasn’t sure what to do with all the extra time I had. (Okay, I was binge watching something on Netflix so we know exactly what I was doing with the time. Now I just wish I could remember what it was I was watching.)
I did make one change that I am going to stick with. I melted the butter in the bowl first and then measured in my 4 cups of cereal. I prefer not to have too many dishes. The other thing is that I always keep a big container of cinnamon sugar in my pantry because, you know, it’s necessary.
My first batch, I had a little mis-reading and added the cinnamon sugar right after the butter before microwaving. I thought it was better that way at first but the next day the cereal was super chewy.
The second batch has a lot of excess cinnamon sugar but it seems to hold up better as time goes on.
On to Almond Coconut Chex, I did a better job of following the directions except I didn’t have all the ingredients. I went with 8 cups of rice chex since it was the only cereal I had. Then I added the almonds and about 1 cup of pecans. I didn’t have anything else to add.
With the coconut, I split the difference and added 1.5 cups. That was way too much coconut. It was overpowering. In fact, my husband and I decided that it tasted like those Neapolitan coconut candies. It’s not terrible but just distracted from the rest of the mix. I did add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt because there were no pretzels. I love the little bit of salt.
We made both dairy free and they came out just fine.
It was nice to have a sweet treat but I think these were a little too sweet and I really missed having regular chex mix.