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Saigon Style Crunchy Chex Mix

Saigon Crunch Chex Mix

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cups
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Asian/American


This Asian style Chex mix is so good and perfect for snacking!


4 cups of rice chex
2 c of rice crispies
2 c of sugar pops
1 c peanuts
1 c sriracha or wasabi peas
1/2 c of fried shallots
1/2 c of coconut flakes
1 c of wasabi peas
4 T of butter
3 T of peanut butter
2 T brown sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 1/2 T fish sauce
1 t sriracha hot sauce
1/2 t garlic powder


Melt butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in microwave until butter melts and peanut butter gets soft, in 1 minute intervals at power level 7, until whiskable! Then whisk the mixture well, until smooth.
Stir in lime juice, fish sauce, hot sauce and garlic powder. Make sure you stir this until it makes a thick, smooth cohesive sauce.
Mix hard ingredients together in a large microwaveable bowl. (Feel free to come up with your own ingredients. I found all of these at my regular grocery, except the fried shallots which I buy by the container at an Asian grocery. You could make them or I think a good substitute would be the French fried onion rings that come in a can. Next time I will put in the shrimp chips!)
Now stir in your sauce mixture. Stir it well! Microwave for about two minutes. Stir again well! Now another two minutes! Stir. Now 1-2 minutes more. Pour out onto a parchment lined counter top to let cool and dry.
Be careful when you cook this in the microwave. The center of the mixture gets hot first so be careful to not let that burn!
I couldn’t resist. I got what was left out of the pantry and am munching it now! This is sooo good! Thanks Chex Mix!


You need about 12 cups of your favorite cereal/snack mixture.