Smoked Snack Mix | Delicious Smoked Chex Mix Recipe On A Pellet Grill (2023)


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In this video I fire up my Zgrills 700D3 and cook up some smoked snack mix using the same recipe my grandma did growing up! This smoked snack mix is honestly one of the easiest things to make and it is an awesome snack to have around the house! As always thanks for watching and see you in the next video!

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Foreign good afternoon and welcome back to Mad horse barbecue.

My name is Brian.

And in today's video we're going to keep it super, super simple and we're going to do a a homemade Chex Mix we're, gonna throw it out on the Z, Grill 700d3 and we're gonna cook it on that z-growth as you were per the oven.

We can call this one like gramless, Chex Mix.

You know, growing up as a kid, you know anytime around the holidays or anything we had parties.

And we went over to Grandma's house.

You know, she'd always have Chex Mix.

And you know, she didn't buy the just the stuff you can buy in a bag that stuff's great I love that stuff.

But she'd actually buy the individual cereals, put them all together bake them in the oven.

And it just it was just absolutely fantastic.

So that's.

What we're gonna do today I'm gonna do it out of the pellet grill again, remember anything you can cook in the oven.

You can cook on the pellet grill, um and that's, maybe there's something I'm not thinking of.

But you know, a pellet grill is essentially just a wood fired oven.

But uh, yeah, I got the zebras going right now.

So the first thing we actually got to do is we gotta get the butter melted down and like I said, we're gonna do everything out on the Z grills, you know, I could just throw the butter right in the microwave, but we're gonna do everything on a pal Grill.

So first things first let's, get some butter in a bowl with some seasoning and we'll get it out on the Z grills all right.

First thing first, we've got some ingredients in front of us.

We got about six tablespoons of butter that's.

What this recipe is calling for, uh, if you want to know where I got this recipe from I, got it right from Chex or like the Chex Mix webpage, like I said, super super, simple, um and I've done the recipe before and absolutely love it.

But we're gonna do is we're gonna do it just a little different? Obviously, but we got about six tablespoons of butter.

We are gonna take a little bit of the Blues Hog Wild wing sauce I do like I love the flavor of this we're.

Just gonna put a little bit in there.

Then we're gonna take about two tablespoons of w sauce and I'm, not measuring this at all call that good and then we're going to throw just a little bit of seasoning into this mix we're going to use my buddy, Darren's, uh, Ash, kicking barbecue, honey, Chipotle, barbecue rub in it.

Not a lot.

Uh, this isn't going to be the main room I'm going to use on the Chex Mix, but I'm going to add just a little bit to the mixture here.

So call that good we'll get that out on the z-grills butter on lid.

Shut Z.

Grilles is set I, don't know, if you can see that, well, we're at 250 so that's, what we're going to run at 250.

I'm taking I'm gonna guess this butter is probably gonna take about 20 30 minutes to meltdown.

So once the butter is melted down, obviously we're going to pull it off we're gonna mix it in Chex Mix.

But while we're waiting for it to melt down let's, take it back inside and let's put together the party mix all right.


Quick, let's just go over the ingredients.

We're gonna use today.

We're gonna use three different kinds of Chex Mix we're gonna use the rice, the corn and the wheat.

These are going to be three cups of each in this Chex Mix so that's going to be that.

And then you can see we got some other snacks in front of us.

Uh, we got some mixed nuts that can't actually do not mix nuts.

We're just cashews I'm kind of allergic to like almonds.

And most mixed nuts have almonds in it and I I, don't know, I just like cashews in my Chex Mix, I use whatever you want.

But where are you going to use cashews we're going to use some of the Rye chips out of the garnettos here? Uh.

And then we're gonna use some pretzels, uh, like I said, three cups of each on the cereal, one cup of each on this.

So easiest way to do this is just gonna be get yourself a disposable pan and let's just get to let's get to mixing draw real quick.

This Chex Mix recipe, believe it or not is right on the back of this box of cereal as well.

Um, yeah, go figure, you know, website cereal box.

And they also got some, uh, Muddy Buddies that kind of looks like puppy chow to me, but good on the cereal.

And like I said, with the other snacks here, we're gonna do one cup of each of that.

But real quick I'm just gonna mix this up and we're going to mix everything together could use a little bit bigger of a pan, but we'll make those work.

And now we're just waiting on that butter to melt.

So once that butter is melted we'll, pick back up all right guys.

We are back I, got my melted butter concoction right here.

You can see what I went ahead and did is I had an extra pan and I just didn't like, uh, how much like how I didn't like how full the pan was.

And when I was gonna go to turn, it I was gonna make a mess so I just decided to do this in two pans.

So what we're gonna do now is we got our melted butter right here.

We're just gonna do half on this pan, half on that pan, obviously and by half I mean, I'm gonna eyeball it and see where I get I think that's about half I, tried that melted butter when I came in and I love the the flavor that that blue Hog Wild, or that Blue's hog wing sauce or wild sauce gets to it.

So got a spatula now we're just gonna mix these two together.

Real nice should be good.

And then we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna take a little bit of rub here.

We're gonna go ahead with the butcher barbecue grilling addiction, I've used this stuff kind of like an all-purpose, um.

And there really isn't anything I don't use it on so we're, just gonna go ahead and season this to taste, uh use as much or as amuses use the amount you want to use boy words are tough.

Sometimes you're gonna give it a good, give it a good dusting, we're gonna mix it up again and that's.

Good we're.

Gonna go ahead we're gonna put these both back out on the Z Grill Z grills is still set to 250 250 is gonna be the cook time for this whole cook.

So let's go, put them on the Z grills, all right, Chex.

Mix, right on the Z grills.

One pan, two pans, go ahead and close this thing down.

So I think total cook time on this thing's probably close to an hour hour and a half, but what we're gonna go ahead and do is during that cook, we're gonna open this up about every 15 or 20 minutes or so we're, just gonna mix a Chex mix up.

So pretty uh, simple, cook.

But uh, when we open it up to mix it up we'll check back in so we'll, see you in just a little bit all right? Guys? First 15 minutes is up.

So like I said, I'm, just gonna open this up.

Take my spatula here, just kind of move things around.

This is why I wanted to move it into two pans, because it would have been I just would have made such a mess if I left this all in one pan, so that'll be good close this down.

And let it go for another 15 minutes, all right, guys, we're, 45 minutes in I didn't, pick back up at the 30 minute Mark, just because well, we're doing the same thing.

So 45 minutes in doing our mix boom, probably close.

This thing down, Let, It, Go for another.

Wow, 15 30 minutes and I think it's going to be about done.

So I think we will pick back up one more time when we're inside we're trying this stuff out so we'll, see you then think all right guys? We are back.

And the Chex Mix is done, uh, it's been inside now, cooling pry for about 15 to 20 minutes.

You know, most recipes call it when you bring it in.

You just put it on some paper towel and let it dry, but I find that if you just want to cool off in these pans, uh, it's, you know, it's plenty, fine.

A total cook time was around 15 minutes, um not much to say so let's, go ahead.


Turn you around we'll do a taste test all right, uh, best way to eat.

This is just take a handful and give it a shot.

That's, uh, that's, really good, uh, you know, you know, such a simple recipe, you know, I didn't do anything special with this.

You know, I did add a little bit of stuff, uh to the butter, but that's, just all taste preference.

I kind of like a like a buffalo, flavored, uh, snack mix which you can definitely taste a little bit of that in there, but it's not overpowering if anything, uh, if I was just making this strictly for myself, I'd, probably add quite a bit more of it in there, but you know, it'll be fine.

So now, besides that uh, give this a shot, you know, a super easy snack to do for the holidays really doesn't.

Take much time at all if you want you can do it right in the oven? Hell there's a recipe that you can do to microwave it's, just if you have the pillow grow, and you have a little bit of time on your hands, just throw it on there.

And the good thing about this is I'm going to put this in a Ziploc bag in a day or two from now it's gonna taste even more smoky, uh because right now it's really faint, you know, that's a good part about smoking at our grilling at 250.

on a pellet grill is at 250 it's, not a thick, white smoke, I know, a lot of people like that thick white smoke.

But to me, it's, just I used to when I first started cooking.

And now it's, uh, I, just don't really care for it anymore.

Whether my tastes changed or just, uh, knowing that that thick white smoke, necessarily isn't, the best kind of smoke at least that's, what I, you know, at least that's what they say, but this is just a real faint, taste and it's, absolutely fantastic.

So now, besides that I'm gonna go ahead and sign off you guys and girls have a great day.

Thank you for watching skull.

Vikings, see you next time.


What are the burnt things in Chex Mix? ›

The flat pieces? Those are sold separately as bagel chips. They aren't as common as they were when they first started adding them to Chex-mix, but you might be able to find them. If you do find them on their own, they probably won't taste the same.

What is in Chex Mix seasoning packets? ›


What flavor is original Chex Mix? ›

The original Chex Mix you love! It's corn Chex, wheat Chex, pretzels, rye chips, bagel chips and mini breadsticks combined with a unique seasoning blend for a one-of-a-kind snack.

What is another name for Chex Mix? ›

First off this recipe can be found under many names besides Party Mix such as Chex Mix, Nuts and Bolts, TV Mix, or Snack Mix.

What are the brown circles in Chex Mix called? ›

Apparently, those colored shapes are called “printer's color blocks” or “process control patches,” and they're there to help the printing team who prints the food packaging.

How long will homemade Chex Mix stay fresh? ›

Make Ahead Instructions: Chex mix tastes freshest when served within 2-3 days of making it, but it will last stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Freezing Instructions: Chex mix freezes great! Store in freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Is homemade Chex Mix cheaper? ›

Making your own Chex Mix is cheaper than buying bags of Chex Mix in the long run. When buying all the ingredients for the first time, it will be more expensive than just buying a bag or two of Chex Mix, but consider that a lot of the ingredients don't have to be bought again when you want to make more.

What does Chex Mix stand for? ›

Chex Mix (stylized as Chex mix) is a type of snack mix that includes Chex breakfast cereal (sold by General Mills) as a major component. Chex Mix. Product type.

What are the white chips in Chex Mix? ›

Such is the case with the bagel chip, once the favored and a widely beloved component of Chex Mix. Until one day, a decade ago, Chex Mix decided to take it away. I guess Chex thought it wouldn't be missed too much.

Why is Chex Mix called puppy chow? ›

So named because it closely resembles dog food*, puppy chow starts with Chex or Crispix cereal (rice or corn—gluten-free before gluten-free was a thing) coated in a mixture of peanut butter, chocolate, and butter, and dusted with powdered sugar.

What flavor is Blue Chex Mix? ›

Blueberry Chex™ The great fruit flavor of Blueberry can be enjoyed in gluten-free Blueberry Chex! Dusted with real blueberry powder, the cereal is delicious in a bowl with milk or as an ingredient in Blueberry-Lemon Muddy Buddies. Blueberry Chex™ 5.0 out of 5 stars.

What is the most popular Chex? ›

1. Bold. While there will always be a spot in your heart for the Traditional flavor of Chex Mix, go with the Bold variety if you want to experience what the best of the best tastes like.

Why were bagel chips removed from Chex Mix? ›

Per the official Chex Mix Twitter page, bagel chips were removed from the selection of salty goodies in 2009. However, no one is entirely sure why the chips were removed, as General Mills has never given a reason. Even more puzzling, bagel chips appear to be a fan favorite among Chex Mix lovers.

Why is Chex Mix not sold in Canada? ›

Although many other products of General Mills, like Cheerios, are very popular, Chex is seen as a “niche” product. General Mills has five factories in Canada, and that means that they really can't afford to produce their entire product line up here.

Why does Chex Mix taste so good? ›

The wheat flour dampens the saltiness of Chex Mix just right, brightening the salts and spices perfectly. The complexity of corn flour in Corn Chex can be overwhelming occasionally, creating unexpected (and sometimes unwanted) flavors. The consistency of Wheat Chex are what make it nearly, the perfect snack.

What is the best part of the Chex Mix? ›

Corn Chex are indisputably the best part of a bag of Chex Mix. If you've ever tasted Corn Chex on their own, you know they don't need to be doused in seasoning to be enjoyable—you could easily eat them plain.

What is in Gardetto's snack mix? ›

Gardettos Snack Mix is a zesty snack mix made with crunchy breadsticks, pretzels and rye chips. Gardetto's Original Recipe Snack Mix is a uniquely delicious taste experience! The Gardetto family bakery, founded by Baptiste Gardetto in 1932, specialized in baking Italian-style bread and breadsticks.

Why is my homemade Chex Mix soggy? ›

Why is my homemade Chex Mix soggy? If you poured all of the seasoning on one section of the mixture, it may end up soggy. If it's soggy, you can always put it back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes and hope it'll dry it out a bit.

What makes Chex Mix soggy? ›

Using too much liquid. Don't go over the recipe's suggested liquid amounts; that is a sure way to get soggy mix (which, again, nobody wants). Follow this tip: If you need to make a change in liquid ingredients, just keep the amount the same.

Is Chex Mix considered junk food? ›

With a total fat amount of just 15% of the daily limit and only 2.8 grams of sugar, Chex Mix is perhaps one of the healthiest snacks (other than fruits and veggies) that you can have. We recommend simply limiting your amount to one or two ounces because of the fairly high sodium content.

What is the least favorite part of Chex Mix? ›

Other than the rye chip, nothing brought more people together than pretzels — combined, 38% marked the circle and square pretzels as the worst pieces.

Which Chex is healthiest? ›

Corn Chex. Made from whole grain corn instead of wheat, Corn Chex is a good alternative to Wheat Chex, especially for those who are gluten-free. Free from artificial colors or flavors, they are also a good source of calcium and go well with sliced fruit, sugar, or a drizzle of honey.

How much is 1 oz of Chex Mix? ›

Snacks, CHEX mix, 1 oz (approx 2/3 cup) - Health Encyclopedia - University of Rochester Medical Center.

Is Chex Mix healthier than potato chips? ›

13) Chex Mix: Fewer calories and the same amount of sodium as Doritos and Fritos, but more carbohydrates. Plus, nobody likes every single item in the mix (the rye chips, in particular, can be as divisive as broccoli).

Why are they called Chex? ›

The name "Chex" reflects the square checkerboard logo of Ralston Purina. For many years, advertisements for the cereal featured the characters from Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip.

Who made the first Chex Mix? ›

The recipe was created by the Ralston-Purina Company in the early 1950s to move boxes of its signature cereals Wheat Chex and Rice Chex. There was no corn variety at the time. Since then, the company has gone through a handful of ownership changes and today is part of General Mills.

What are the cheese crackers in Chex Mix? ›

A perfectly seasoned snack mix of white cheddar crackers, Cheez-It® Original crackers, salty pretzels, mini toasted bread slices, and crunchy cheese curls.

What are the bagel chips in Chex Mix? ›

Bagel chip makes its highly anticipated return to Chex Mix original recipe, joining corn and wheat Chex, pretzels, rye chips and mini breadsticks, all combined with a unique seasoning blend for a one-of-a-kind snack.

How many types of Chex are there? ›

9. varieties ranging from sweet to simple to gluten-free.

Can my dog eat Rice Chex? ›

Yes. This rice-based cereal is safe for dogs to eat, but not an adequate meal replacement. Many dog foods contain rice to fill out a broader, high-protein diet.

How many boxes of Chex is 9 cups? ›

Use the full box of cereal.

One standard-size (12-ounce) box of Rice Chex cereal contains about 11 cups of cereal. Save yourself the hassle of measuring out 9 cups and dump the entire box into your largest bowl.

Why are my Muddy Buddies soggy? ›

Why does my Puppy Chow get soggy? If you do not cool the Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow completely after you pour the chocolate on, the fats from the chocolate can break down the cereal and make it soggy. Make sure to spread the entire mixture out in a single layer and cool completely.

Are Vanilla Chex discontinued? ›

Unfortunately, Vanilla Chex have been discontinued but we'll let the rest of our team know you'd like to see it again. Thanks!

What happened to the dark chocolate Chex Mix? ›

Sorry for the bad news but the Dark Chocolate Chex Mix have been discontinued last June 😔. We will let our team know how much you love them and would like to see them back again.

Is hot and spicy Chex Mix being discontinued? ›

We don't have plans to return the original recipe of Hot & Spicy Chex Mix at this time. Please keep an eye on our social media pages to be the first to know about new and returning products!

What happened to spicy Chex Mix? ›

That flavor has been discontinued. We'll let the team know you were looking for it. Sorry for any disappointment!

What happened to Jalapeno Chex Mix? ›

Hi! The Jalapeno Cheddar Chex Mix has been discontinued more than a year ago.

What happened to peanut Lovers Chex Mix? ›

The Peanut Lovers Chex Mix was officially discontinued earlier this year. We'll let our team know that you'd like it to return. we need peanut lovers chex mix! We'll let our team know that you still miss it!

What's the difference between bold and original Chex Mix? ›

What is different about Bold Chex Mix? The difference between bold and regular party mix is the amount of Worcestershire sauce added. For a Bold Chex mix, use ⅓ cup of Worcestershire and for a more traditional just 2 tablespoons.

What's the difference between rice Chex and corn Chex? ›

Rice Chex has 12 grams of whole grain rice per serving and is gluten free. Corn Chex contains 120 calories per serving or 1 cup. Corn Chex contains 0.5 grams of fat per serving and 0mg of cholesterol. One serving size of Corn Chex has 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of dietary fiber.

Did Chex get smaller? ›

Tidbit's eye: The boxes of General Mills' Chex cereals have gotten smaller. The box of Honey Nut Chex he bought a month or so ago contained 13.8 ounces. The replacement box contains 12.5 ounces. His old box of Corn Chex weighed 14 ounces; the new one is 12.4.

What chips are in Cheddar Chex Mix? ›

With corn Chex, wheat Chex, pretzels, mini breadsticks and crispy, cheddary crackers in the mix, you'll get cheesy, crunchy and delicious all in one!

What candy is available in the US but not in Canada? ›

Like what, you ask? Well, for a start Zero bars (and NO these are NOT the mint bars with the same name in Canada), PayDay, Almond Joy and Mounds (NOT's not the same), Goo Goo Clusters, Whatchamacallit, 100 Grand, Butterfinger (which you can find sometimes in Canada but not always) and more. ALL THE CANDY!

Did the original Chex Mix have peanuts? ›

Traditional Chex Mix is one of the few store bought snacks that does not contain dairy or nuts. It contains wheat and soy.

What is the parent company of Chex Mix? ›

Chex Mix – Brands – Food we make - General Mills.

What are the crunchy brown things in Gardettos? ›

You know those dark brown little chips in Gardettos? They're just little spiced pieces of dried rye bread. We made a couple tweaks like using Gardetto's toast pieces in the recipe instead of toasting our own bread.

What are all the pieces in Gardettos? ›

The zesty snack mix, made with crunch breadsticks, pretzels, and rye chips, based on an authentic family recipe. Gardetto's™ is available in bulk for foodservice or prepackaged options for convenience stores.

What happened to the bagel chips in Chex Mix? ›

Per the official Chex Mix Twitter page, bagel chips were removed from the selection of salty goodies in 2009. However, no one is entirely sure why the chips were removed, as General Mills has never given a reason. Even more puzzling, bagel chips appear to be a fan favorite among Chex Mix lovers.

What is a rye chip? ›

These so-called chips are actually much closer to a cracker, made from a mixture of wheat and rye flours, dehydrated Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onion powders and other savory ingredients.

Are Gardettos and Chex Mix the same? ›

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Gardetto's is a brand of snack mix owned by General Mills, which also owns the similar Chex Mix. The Gardetto Family Bakery was founded in 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Baptiste and Diane Gardetto and acquired by General Mills in 1999.

Why is Gardettos so good? ›

The crunch of the all-carb bag is mighty. The seasoning is addictive, a powerful explosion of salt, salt, garlic, and salt -- and apparently dried Worcestershire sauce, onion, baking soda, caraway, and a million chemical-sounding ingredients.

What is the difference between Gardettos and Chex Mix? ›

The Gardettos are also more dense, as you might expect. Having 2 different types of breadsticks in the mixture adds a little more “girth” to the overall bite. I would reach for the Gardettos if you want a snack that will fill you up a bit more. Meanwhile, the Chex Mix has a more yeasty flavor.

What is the best piece of Gardettos? ›

As you can see from the scientific study above, the best Gardetto's are the little brown discs, officially known as "rye chips" but called by various regional nicknames. For some reason my middle school girlfriend called them "poop browns" and so I will forever call them "poop browns." Don't get mad at me Gardetto's.

What are the brown chips in Gardettos called? ›

You asked and we listened – enjoy Gardetto's famous rye chips on their own with our exclusive Special Request mix. That's a whole bag full of our beloved doubled roasted rye chips, seasoned with our signature recipe.

Can you buy just the cheese crackers from Chex Mix? ›

We don't sell the pieces separately but we'll let our team know how much you love the cheese crackers!

What are Irish chips called? ›

Tayto Crisps are the most popular potato chips in Ireland. Fun fact: The inventor of Tayto Crisps, Joe Murphy, also invented the first flavored crisp production process (an innovation in chip production.)

Why are they called Gardettos? ›

It started in a corner bakery

Italian immigrants, Baptiste and Diane Gardetto, began baking fresh bread and breadsticks in 1932.

What kind of bagel chips are in Chex Mix? ›

Bagel chip makes its highly anticipated return to Chex Mix original recipe, joining corn and wheat Chex, pretzels, rye chips and mini breadsticks, all combined with a unique seasoning blend for a one-of-a-kind snack.

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