Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chex mix, à la française

As the holidays approach, my cravings for American treats grows. I really wanted to make Chex snack mix the other day, but we can't buy Chex here. So I called my parents, experienced in these matters, compiled a modified shopping list from a recipe online, and went to Monoprix (corner grocery store).

If you live in France, these are the items you might buy at Monoprix for this recipe

While I wouldn't say that it came out just like Chex Mix back home, it was pretty darn good.

So here's the recipe!

Chex Mix à la francaise

1 small bag pretzel sticks, broken in half
1 bag frites croustillantes (fried potato sticks)
1 bag soufflés tomates et ail (puffs flavored with tomato and garlic)
1 sleeve biscottes (melba toast) broken into bite-sized pieces
2-3 cups salted peanuts
4 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder (opt)
1/2 tsp Creole seasoning (opt)

Heat oven to 250°F. Pour Melt butter over low heat. Stir in all seasonings. Pour the contents of the bags and the peanuts into a (new!) garbage bag. Pour the butter mixture into the garbage bag. Shake gently until well mixed and coated. Pour into ungreased 13x9-inch pan.

Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

1 comment:

kim said...

I absolutely LOVE Chex mix during the holiday season and have missed being able to make it here is Switzerland. I am so thankful that you've developed a recipe. I will definitely be trying it!