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Homemade Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix is truly a special treat in our house…especially around the holidays. Slow-roasted, savory, Curry spice mixed up with a buttery combination of Worcestershire Sauce, cumin, garlic, and onion powder makes this mix a different, divine beautiful snack.

Oh, and did I say Cheese Puffs…yes, Cheese Puffs! Need I say more?

curry chex mix with seseme sticks and goldfish in a white bowl

CURRY CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX GETS 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Homemade Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix is one of those rare snacks that 99% of my people love. There is something so comforting in a big handfull of perfectly seasoned pretzels, chex cereal, and those cheese puffs. I need to make this party mix with just puffs, goldfish, and pretzels…LOL!

Traditional Chex Mix is usually made with Chili Powder. Although I love Chili Powder, using curry powder elevates this snack mix to a whole nother level! There is just something about a savory, earthy, hot, nutty curry snack that is just wonderful!

This yummy stuff is not only loved by all but it is really easy to make, super easy to store, and will last, if stored properly, for at least a month with out getting stale.

Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix in 3 different serving dishes on a blue towel

THE BEST CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CURRY CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX

Instructions

  • STEP ONE: Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl or roasting pan. Mix up gently.
  • STEP TWO: Over low heat melt the butter…be careful not to burn. Add the seasonings…Worchestershire, curry, onion, garlic, cumin powder, and hot sauce to taste.
  • STEP THREE: Pour over the dry snack mix and stir preferably with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix until everything is evenly coated….this will take about 15 minutes of constant gentle stirring.
  • STEP FOUR: Heat oven to 215°. Place coated mix on large baking sheets (this will probably take 2) or use a large roasting pan with at least 2″ sides. Make sure the mix is spread out evenly and not deep.
  • STEP FIVE: Stir every 15 minutes for an hour or until crispy and yummy.
  • STEP SIX: Cool on cut-up brown paper sacks, newspaper, or paper towels until cool.
  • STEP SEVEN: Store in large plastic bags or plastic tubs. Enjoy!!!

OPTIONAL CRUNCHY INGREDIENTS

Just browse throught the snack isles and you can come up with your own version of this special treat. A few items I’ve included over the years are below👇

  • garlic rye crisps
  • goldfish
  • fritos
  • wheat chex
  • oyster crackers
  • pecans
  • cheez its
  • cashews
  • bagel chips
goldfish, cheese puffs, sesame sticks, pretzels, chex cereal with curry butter sauce

CURRY CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX RECIPE ITEMS

ALTERNATIVE CHEX MIX BAKING METHODS

While oven roasted Chex Mix is the preferred method with…in my opinion…the most delicious outcome, you can also make this vintage snack mix in the Crockpot or the Air Fryer!

While the Crockpot might seem like it would be the easiest, hands free method, the truth is it takes more time (2 hours at the least on low) and you still have to stir it. Plus, in my opinion, it’s not as toasty. The enclosed area is much smaller than an oven and it tends to “steam” the mix.

The Air Fryer Method is a really good alternative method to oven roasting especially if you want to make an individual portion. I filled the Air Fryer basket half way up with the Chex Mix mix, set the fryer on 300 degrees for 10 minutes. In 2 minutes intervals, I pulled the basket out and shook it…then resumed cooking. It was super yummy and a lot less clean up!

closeup side view of curry cheese puff chex mix in a white bowl

HELPFUL KITCHEN ITEMS

curry cheese puff chex mix with goldfish in a white bowl on a blue and white striped towel

KITCHEN TIPS FOR CHEX MIX

Chex Mix is one of those tasty treats that never comes out the exact same and is so easily personalized to fit your taste buds.

The recipe is very straight forward and extremely simple to double.

If you like a little more garlic flavor…like my husband does… add more garlic powder. You could add more in the butter sauce or sprinkle on when it is still hot out of the oven.

If you really like it hot and spicy; try adding 1 tablespoon of Chili Powder and 1 tablespoon of Jalapeno Powder…Yum!

You can make this mix weeks ahead and store in sealed plastic bags or containers…it’s really much better if you allow the flavors to “meld” over a week or two.

If giving this for holiday gifts be sure to make enough for everyone to have their own can of this glorious stuff!

overhead picture of curry cheese puff chex mix in a white bowl

Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix

Elise
Crunchy, spicy, savory Chex Mix with white cheddar puffs, goldfish, sesame stixs, pretzels, nuts, and chex cereal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Cheese Puffs (cheese curls, cheetos) I used White Cheddar Cheese Puffs
  • 2 cups thin pretzels
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup Pepperidge Farms Parmesan Flavor
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup Sesame Stix
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1.5 cup dry roasted peanuts more or less to taste

Sauce Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp hot sauce more or less to taste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder more or less to taste
  • 1 stick butter (8 tbsp)

Instructions
 

  • Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl or roasting pan. Mix up gently.
  • Over low heat melt the butter…be careful not to burn. Add the seasonings…Worchestershire, curry, onion, garlic, cumin powder, and hot sauce to taste.
  • Pour over the dry snack mix and stir preferable with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix until everything is evenly coated….this will take about 15 minutes of constant gentle stirring.
  • Heat oven to 215°. Place coated mix on large baking sheets (this will probably take 2) or use a large roasting pan with at least 2" sides. Make sure the mix is spread out evenly and not deep.
  • Stir every 15 minutes for an hour or until crispy and yummy.
  • Cool on cut up brown paper sacks, newspaper, or paper towels until cool.
  • Store in large plastic bags or plastic tubs. Enjoy!!!

Notes

Extra Notes: Make weeks ahead of the holidays and give this as a delicious gift.
 
Keyword cereal, cheetos, chex, curry, goldfish, savory, sesame stixs, spicy

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