Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Furikake Chex Mix (aka Hawiian Chex Mix)

My coworker recently came back from vacationing in Hawaii. She is the queen of finding the best snacks and once again, she did not disappoint. Among my favorites was this large container of Chex Mix. However, this was not your typical Chex Mix, friends. It was called Furikake Chex Mix and it was oh so delicious. The Furikake (a Japanese condiment including seaweed and other seasonings) is what makes it special. She mentioned that it was fairly simple to make yourself so I immediately went home to try it. Check out my results!

wet ingredients:
1 1/3 stick of butter
3 T sugar
½ C light corn syrup
2 t shoyu (soy sauce)
¼ C vegetable oil

dry ingredients

This can vary based on your preference. I've seen some recipes call for honey roasted peanuts or Cheerios. It's whatever you like. This is what I used:
1 box of Honeycombs
1 box of Bugles
1 box of Corn Chex
1/2 bag of pretzels
1/2-1 bottle of Furikake mix

instructions:


1. Heat butter, karo syrup, shoyu and oil in a pot. Remove from burner and add sugar, stir until sugar dissolves.


2. Pour cereal into large tin foil pans. I used my roasting pan because it was huge enough to hold all the dry ingredients. Leave room for mixing.


3. Slowly stir in wet ingredients and coat dry ingredients evenly.


4. Sprinkle and mix in furikake mix. Some recipes call for 2 full bottles but I found 3/4 of a bottle to be suffice. Depends how much you like this stuff =)


5. Bake at 250°F for 1 hour. Mix and turn over cereal every 15 minutes.

So easy and so delicious for any party!


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1 comment:

  1. I make this every Christmas and it's always gone! I like using Crispix instead of Corn Chex. :) Yummers.

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