Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen

Chex Party Mix has been a LONG time favorite in Doug’s family. My Mother-in-law, Marge, was very well known for her Party Mix, and used to make 5 gallon containers full at Christmas time. Even though nothing measures up to her Party Mix, I do use her original recipe and it’s always a hit!

I dressed up these little red take-out boxes with simple embellishments, filled with Chex Party Mix for fun Gifts from the Kitchen!

Here is what I used…

Christmas Take Out Boxes Supplies:

  • Boxes – available at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s etc.
  • Ribbon – I found this ribbon in the $.97 cents section at Walmart
  • Tags – also $.97 cents and found at Walmart
  • Black and Gold paper for Santa’s buckle
  • Buttons or any other little embellishment you have around the house
  • Twine to tie the tags on with
  • Glue – I like to use the Elmer’s tape runner or glue dots {super easy}
  • Scissors

Use your creativity to decorate the boxes.

For the Santa boxes, cut a strip of black card stock, 1 1/2 inches wide, a square of black 1 1/2 inches, and a square of gold scrapbook paper 2 1/2 inches. Glue the strip onto the box, and add the buckle. Try and place the black square to match where the strip is, then it looks like the belly of Old St. Nick.

For the Snowman, use glue dots to apply buttons, small pieces of black paper for his hat and a little ribbon for the scarf.

For the Tree, use ribbon cut into different lengths, black paper for the trunk and a yellow button on top for the star.

 

Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen
 
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A family favorite...Chex Party Mix. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups each; Rice, Corn and Wheat Chex cereal
  • ¾ cups mixed nuts {you can add a little more if you want}
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. In a very large bowl, add Chex cereal and nuts
  3. In the microwave, carefully melt butter or margarine
  4. Stir in Worcestershire Sauce and seasoned salt
  5. Pour over Chex cereal mixture
  6. Spread Party Mix onto a large cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring half way through

 

Catch up with our Gifts from the Kitchen series

Linking to…Weekend Wrap up Party, Saturday SevensSundae Scoop, Works For Me Wednesday, Transformation Thursday, Show & Tell FridaySaturday Night SpecialMade by you Monday, Holiday HomeChristmas Craft Party

 

Comments

  1. My grandmother who passed this year always made Chex party mix. Thanks for the recipe! Now I can carry on that tradition! I love the way you dressed up the take-out boxes, too! We would love for you to share this at our Home for the Holidays link party! http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party-2.html
  2. These gift boxes are so adorable! And Chex Mix is the best :) Thanks for sharing this at Transformation Thursday :) I will be looking for those boxes at Michael's!
  3. The boxes look fabulous!! I'd love it if you could link this project up at my Simply Christmas event at: http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html Kerryanne recently posted..Inspiration FridayMy Profile
  4. THIS IS F A B.. Very pretty and great tutorial.I LOVE the boxes.. :)). I would LOVE if you could please share this via my Special Christmas Soiree party pweeease.. (TY so much).. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-favorite-christmas-recipea-special.html Wishing you an amazing start to your week.. : ))
  5. I love your packaging! So personalized and cute :)
  6. This is such a great idea!! The boxes are so cute! Christie recently posted..CornucopiaMy Profile
  7. ADORABLE packaging! And thanks for the recipe - it's been a really long time since I've had this party mix. Deb @ PaperTurtle recently posted..Thanksgiving / Weekend RecapMy Profile
  8. Love your party boxes! So cute! We love chex mix and make it every year too. YUM.
  9. I absolutely love these! They are darling! I would love it if you would stop by and link this up at my linky I have going on now! Thanks! http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-makes-you-say-mmmmm-4-and-bread.html Karyn recently posted..DIY: Homemade Laundry DetergentMy Profile
  10. Have you ever frozen the Chex mix? I am baking and freezing as much as I can so I am not so overwhelmed in December.
    • Hi Joan, no I have never frozen Chex Mix. I would you could, although I'm not sure if it would get soggy after it dethaws. It does keep for 2-3 weeks in airtight containers though.

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