I’ve had the munchies, lately. Darn-it-all, I hate when that happens. I think it’s all the snow we’ve had, these past few days…feeling a little cooped up, and bored. Maybe it’s that my 3 year old said she didn’t like me, yesterday, and I’m trying to comfort myself. Maybe it’s my intuition, telling me there is going to be some life disaster, and I need to store some body fat. Or, it could just be that the stinkin’ Superbowl is coming up, and I know y’all want some fun and easy recipes. Yep, that’s the one.
I’ve had this recipe for Oriental Chex Mix stashed away for some time now. I found it in a Pillsbury Bake-Off magazine, and thought it sounded like a fun variation of the traditional Chex Mix…which I love. I added a tad more butter, more pretzels, and less chow mein noodles…to suit my taste.
Alright, to throw this together, you will need: pretzel sticks, chow mein noodles, Wasabi peas, salted peanuts, Corn Chex, Oriental Ramen seasoning, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder.
To prepare the seasoning, combine 8 TBS melted butter, with 1 tsp. garlic powder, 2 TBS. soy sauce, and 1 pkg of the seasoning, removed from a package of Oriental Ramen Noodles. Mix well and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir together.
Spread the seasoned mixture into a sheet pan at bake at 250 for about 50 minutes. Shuffle/stir the ingredients around, half way through the cooking time.
After it cools, dump it into a serving bowl, and mix in a handful, or so, of Wasabi peas. You can usually find Wasabi peas in the Oriental section of your grocery store. I found mine at Wal-Mart. FYI, they’re pretty dang spicy. At least, the ones I had were. But, they added a nice kick and a little color.
Oriental Chex Mix
4 cups Corn Chex cereal
4 cups Bugles, original
1 cup chow mein noodles
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup salted peanuts
8 TBS. butter, melted
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 TBS. soy sauce
1 pkg. oriental flavor Ramen Noodles seasoning (not the noodles, just the seasoning)
1 cup Wasabi peas
Directions: Heat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the Corn Chex, Bugles, chow mein noodles, pretzels, and peanuts. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic powder, soy sauce, and oriental seasoning. Stir well, then pour over the dry mix, stir together. Dump the seasoned mixture into a sheet pan. Bake for about 50 minutes. At about 25 minutes, shuffle/stir the mixture around on the pan, and cook for the remaining time. Let cool, dump in a large bowl, and stir in some Wasabi peas.