Cold Smoked Chex

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  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Making a batch today to send to my daughter in Calif. Close to 18 years now US ARMY. Time flies.

    Pics posted later.

    Recipe for oven and smoker.

    This recipe is based on the original Chex mix recipe from a 1950’s cereal box that I modified to get a boost in flavor. I will note which things are from the original and which I have added or doubled.

    Ingredients:
    1 Cup Butter or Margarine (half for original) Margarine is supposed to be original but I like the butter
    4 Tbsp w/heavy splash between of Worcestershire Sauce (half for original)
    2 ½ tsp Seasoned Salt, I used Lawry’s (half for original)
    ½ tsp Garlic Salt (half for original)
    3 Cups Wheat Chex Cereal (original)
    3 Cups Rice Chex Cereal (original 2 Cups)
    2 Cups Multi-Grain Cheerios (my addition, the Cheerios really grab the flavors) or 3 Cups Corn Chex (my addition)
    3 Cups Peanuts (half for original)
    3 Cups small Pretzel Rods (half for original)
    1 Cup Pecan halves (my addition from my Aunt’s recipe)

    NOTE: If your using the bagged already seasoned chex mix you may want to adjust the season salt, garlic salt. I do add extra rice chex and cherios to the bagged mix.

    Preparation:

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F, Melt butter in microwave or small pan. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and garlic salt and mix well. Put cereal’s, nuts, and pretzel rods in a large mixing bowl then pour butter mixture over and stir or mix with hands until all pieces are coated with butter mixture.

    Place on a shallow baking pan with sides and bake for 40 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. I use foil in my baking pan so that I can pick up the foil and either bag the Chex Mix or move it to a cheese cloth covered smoker rack to smoke. Cool, if not smoking bag and enjoy,  Smoke with your favorite wood (hickory, pecan and apple work well) for up to 3 hours, cool and bag.

    You can eat as soon as it’s done but like cheese it gets better after 1-2 weeks in a Ziploc bag.
     
  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We need pic !!


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  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That sounds fantastic Rick!

    Al
     
  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds great, looking forward to the Q-V!!
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Aint got there yet to get this done, have a few things to do.
     
  6. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Wow this sounds great, I eat Chex mix literally everyday. I love the bold mix the best, the only addition I would add is Rye chips.

    Looking forward to the pics, thanks for the recipe!
     
  7. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jeeze, you could put the first 4 ingredients on cardboard, and I'd probably eat it...LOL!!! Add it to the goods you listed, and toss it all through some cold smoke to top it off? Yeah, that's gonna be good snackin' for your daughter...she'll have to hide it if she doesn't want it go missing...of course not knowing her, she'd probably kick all of our a$$es for trying to nab some from her...[​IMG]

    Hmm...have you come up with any containers that won't leech smoke aroma which gives away a hint to the possible contents? I know plastic bags aren't up to the task...glass canning jars work, but are heavy and tend to break if not protected from rough handling during shipping/handling. Oh, I think I got it...Mylar bags. You could even add oxygen and moisture scavengers so it stays fresh. Anyway, just thinking out loud...you probably have this covered already as it's not your first rodeo...carry on.

    Thanks for sharing!

    [​IMG]

    Eric
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  8. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Who needs containers, Eric? My belly is the ultimate container...the aromas that leech out are far from appetizing [​IMG]
     
  9. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    True, very true...but I don't think he wants to pay for the extra shipping charges for the container weight. I think UPS and FedEx cut their max weights per package (too many lifting-related back injuries, or whatever) so he'd be paying freight truck rates, for sure...[​IMG]...and freight can't ride in the shot-gunner's seat...[​IMG]
     
  10. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks y'all

    I just double zip lock baggy it and usps it to her. Once she gets it dont last long. When my sons were in Iraq & Afgn i would ship 5 lbs each to them, they said it lasted for bout 20 mins. Shipped 80 lbs of jerky to one, he told me the jerky didnt make it through the day. The soldiers were so happy to eat home made goodies.
     
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    but how can this be real without pics?  [​IMG]
     
  12. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have not got to it yet, been busy.

    BUT

    Here is some from my last batch couple months ago.

     
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  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Getting this batch of chex mixed done. Follow the recipe and you wont be disappointed. Add whatever spice you like also.




    BBL with more pics
     
  14. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic!
     
  15. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got half of the chex on racks (yes those are Bradley racks on my larger TSM racks.


    Ready for some smoke.


    Yes apple pellets with apple chips on top.


    BBL
     
  16. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice!    You DO have my address?   Yes?  [​IMG]
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]

    If you leave now you can be here in 2 days. Lol
     
  18. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    5 lbs of seasoned, apple smoked chex mix is now resting. Bag later tonight.

     
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  19. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That wouldn't make it to a bag in this house!!
     
  20. mrsmoklestein

    mrsmoklestein Fire Starter

    ....it's official, now I've seen it all being done on a smoker.

    I thought guys were joking when I first saw posts about smoking salt.

    Don't stop until you're smoking non-edible items. Looks great!
     

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