I didn’t include my mother’s party mix or Chex mix recipe in Monday’s column.
According to readers, that was a mistake. A number of them have asked for it since. It’s pretty similar to the historic 1952 recipe.
Without further adieu, here is how Esther King makes her party mix:
1 box each of Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Honey Nut Cheerios and Crispix
1/2 bag of pretzels (usually the small sticks)
16 to 20 ounces of mixed nuts
16 to 20 ounces cheese crackers or goldfish
Put half of each item in large roaster and then other half to start mixing.
On the stove:
Melt 1 1/2 to 2 cups Butter Crisco and 2 sticks butter.
1 T. celery salt
4 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 T. Lawry’s salt
1 to 1 1/2 T. onion powder
1 to 1 1/2 T. garlic powder
Pour over mixed items. Bake uncovered in oven at 250 for 1 1/2 hours. Shake every 10 to 15 minutes.
You can raise the oven temperature to 300 or microwave the mix two minutes and allow to rest (four or five times) to speed cooking time.