This Asian Style homemade Chex Mix has a peanut butter, sriracha glaze that coats peanuts, wasabi peas and sugar pops. You will love this kicked up version!
There is something you need to know about me. I am not a Chex Mix kind of girl.
I’m not a pretzel girl, a Frito’s girl, a Cheeto’s girl or a Dorito’s girl; though I admit to having had an affair with honey mustard pretzels, ever so briefly.
I’m a potato chip girl and most any flavor is acceptable. So when Chex Mix contacted me and asked if I’d like to participate in a blogging event for Chex Mix I immediately said yes.
OK. There was compensation involved and free samples but really this was all in the name of blogging. You know – research for the blog, on behalf of all my blog readers that might eat Chex Mix.
Growing up, my home was Chex free. I remember when I met Manservant, though. He took me down to Tayxas and introduced me to his folks.
And there-There!-I met my first batch of Chex Mix. Yes, it was clearly labeled in black felt tip pen on a piece of masking tape, “Trash” which was taped, I believe to a Swedish butter cookie tin.
I liked it, but I would have never thought to have made it. I picked out the round melba toast thingies and liked those the best.
And each year my mother in law dutifully sent me tins of trash which my Manservant ate. But me, not so much. And then I discovered something similar to the Chex mix recipe at Costco which I bought for awhile.
I liked the little melba thingies in that mix, too!
But back to my foray with Chex Mix. The Chex Mix team travels to various cities each holiday to promote Chex mix.
The mixtures they featured this year were pumpkin spice, sugar cookie and Mexican chocolate. The idea was to throw a party around Chex Mix and have everyone make their own gifts for giving.
They provided really fun containers and all the flavored Chex mix we could want. It was fun and if I still had young kids they would have loved this for a holiday party.
It is easy to make and all the Chex cereals except the wheat are gluten free. Yes, my daughter would have had fun with this! There are a zillion recipes out there and they all sound great.
So I decided (since I have now entered the Chex world) that I would come up with something more to my liking.
You know how much I love Vietnamese food so my thought was to take those flavors and turn them into a crunchy snack. One that would rival the potato chip.
Now please don’t think I snack on potato chips. I don’t. But a sandwich just isn’t a sandwich without a few chips on the side.
And when I make my famous onion dip or artichoke dip, well, those need potato chips, too. But thinking that homemade Chex mix could be a bit healthier than your average potato chip, I decided to experiment.
Success was easily found and pleased even the non Chex eaters who tasted it.
It is a great snack and I must say that I can’t wait to try a new concoction, though I’m mighty pleased with this one.
It suited Manservant and myself well into happy hour, and if I hadn’t put it away, all of it might easily have disappeared into our tummies.
If you like garlic and peanuts and salt with a touch of sweetness, then this Asian Style Saigon Crunch Chex Mix is for you.
A bit of coconut and fried shallots and missing shrimp chips put this over the top. (I admit it. I bought shrimp chips to put in this and then forgot to use them. I’ll put them in the next batch.)
And yes, there will be a next batch. This stuff was good!
What is your favorite kind of Chex mix? And does anyone have a better name for thislittle bit spicy Chex mix?
This Asian style Chex mix is so good and perfect for snacking!
You need about 12 cups of your favorite cereal/snack mixture.
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