But, there are a couple things I don’t love about the traditional Chex Mix recipe.
Two, it traditionally called for dairy in the form of butter and I don’t eat dairy either--though I notice that Chex has added "or margarine," to the recipe these days.
Three, Chex cereal is made with genetically modified corn, which I prefer to avoid.
But, a few tweaks here and there and voila! An equally delicious, but more natural and vegan version of this tasty treat was born!
1 C peanuts
1 C small pretzels (Newman’s Own brand is good)
4 T soy sauce (or tamari)
1 ½ t salt
1 t garlic powder
Toss dry ingredients together in a large bowl, set aside.
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add salt, soy sauce, and garlic powder to melted butter.
Gradually pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients, tossing to ensure the pieces are evenly coated.
Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.