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Title: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on September 30, 2013, 06:01:41 pm
Here is the recipe for the double seasoned modified homemade Chex mix that NePas and KyNola got to enjoy in Paducah.

Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix

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)

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 Bradley Rack to smoke. Cool, if not smoking bag and enjoy, if smoking transfer to Bradley racks with Cheesecloth and 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.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: ragweed on September 30, 2013, 06:16:26 pm
Thanks for posting.  Reminds me of the "good old days".  My folks used to dbl up on the butter and W-sauce too.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on September 30, 2013, 06:26:59 pm
Glad you like it.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: aces-n-eights on November 28, 2013, 01:01:33 pm
Saber, good looking recipe… i'm going to give this a try in the next few days. 

Question:  Your recipe says to bake for 40 minutes then move to the Bradley - could i go straight to the smoker after mixing the ingredients?  If so, should i heat/bake for 40 minutes before rolling smoke or do you think it's OK to roll smoke right away?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: NePaSmoKer on November 28, 2013, 02:30:54 pm
Robert brought these to Paducah BBQ on the river.

These  are awesome. Me and Larry was reaching for em.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: KyNola on November 28, 2013, 06:45:30 pm
Not only were Rick and I reaching for 'em, somehow the bag "accidentally" went home with me. ::)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Gafala on November 28, 2013, 07:08:32 pm
My Chex-Mix was gone in 3 hours all 2 gal zip bag full.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on November 29, 2013, 12:56:52 pm
My Chex-Mix was gone in 3 hours all 2 gal zip bag full.

That's good to hear, I sent my wife and our friends out on the trail ride this morning with bags of jerky and double stuff.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on November 29, 2013, 08:56:40 pm
I posted this in another thread but we made a double batch of this recipe a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving.  I read that it tastes even better after a few weeks, which is why I smoked it then.  I sealed it in a couple of gallon bags and managed to keep my hands out of it until turkey day.

We had 12 people over for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and everyone who tried it thought it was great. 

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/roadijeff/Food/P1010236_zpsd3f54253.jpg)

Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 01, 2013, 05:10:42 pm
So was there any left??????? Mine went fast on the trail rides over the weekend, although I managed to hide one bag to bring home for me.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on December 02, 2013, 04:49:35 am
After my wife put together a few small bags for some of her co-workers, plus one for the lady who created the original recipe, we still had part of a big gallon bag left.  We took some of that to the movies last night and ate it instead of buying their overpriced popcorn.  I kept having the feeling that people sitting around us were wondering where the smokey smell was coming from.   :)

Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 02, 2013, 11:36:39 am
After my wife put together a few small bags for some of her co-workers, plus one for the lady who created the original recipe, we still had part of a big gallon bag left.  We took some of that to the movies last night and ate it instead of buying their overpriced popcorn.  I kept having the feeling that people sitting around us were wondering where the smokey smell was coming from.   :)

I'll have to tell my wife about taking it to the movies, she'll love that. I bet everyone was wishing they had some of your smoky goodness instead of their popcorn. I sure hope the original recipe creator likes it as much as we do.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: tailfeathers on December 02, 2013, 11:41:11 am
I hope their popcorn didn't getting too soggy from getting drooled into!!!
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: seemore on December 07, 2013, 05:03:47 pm
Hey Saber by using this recipe, how many smoker racks will it take?
Thanks,
Seemore
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 07, 2013, 05:07:54 pm
Hey Saber by using this recipe, how many smoker racks will it take?
Thanks,
Seemore

I usually split each batch up on 2 racks, put cheese cloth down then frogmat to hold in place and make it easier to transfer to Ziploc bag.

Robert
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: seemore on December 07, 2013, 06:03:18 pm
Thanks Robert will be making these on Sunday
Scott
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 07, 2013, 07:42:21 pm
Thanks Robert will be making these on Sunday
Scott

Hope you like it as much as we do, I've got to make several batches on Monday so they have time to rest before Christmas. I don't know how many batches I'll be able to make since I bought a couple of large multi packs of cereal, peanuts and pretzels at Sam's. I may be mixing and smoking all day.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: UncleAl on December 08, 2013, 11:52:47 am
Made a double batch yesterday for Christmas. Thanks for the recipe.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: seemore on December 15, 2013, 08:25:37 am
Robert, Thanks this rocks! I made my first batch last Sunday and one yestersay. 
The one I made last Sunday had mesquite smoke on it. 
On the batch I made yesterday, I added 1 Tablespoon  of ground chipotle.  I also used apple smoke on this batch.
Both batches are addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scott
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 15, 2013, 08:30:59 am
Robert, Thanks this rocks! I made my first batch last Sunday and one yestersay. 
The one I made last Sunday had mesquite smoke on it. 
On the batch I made yesterday, I added 1 Tablespoon  of ground chipotle.  I also used apple smoke on this batch.
Both batches are addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scott

Glad to hear you liked it so much Scott, I've made 2 batches for Christmas that I have mellowing in Ziploc bags (have to keep them under lock and key) I did mine with apple this time also and it turned out great. I turned on the element and set it to 200 because I wanted more smoke than I was getting but I forgot to rotate racks so half a rack nearest the element got a bit over done, but the dogs enjoyed it. The chipotle sounds like a great addition, I bet you don't buy any chex mix at the store anymore.

Robert
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on December 15, 2013, 02:30:30 pm
I have a batch of this on the Bradley right now with 3 hours of cherry smoke.  On my previous double batch my wife doesn't much care for the pretzel sticks so this time I substituted little pretzel squares.  She said she also really liked the pecans and Cheerios so I added some extra of each of those this time.

2 more hours to go and after reading the last few comments I am reminded that I should maybe go out and rotate the racks.  Our dog gets enough snacks.   :)

Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: tailfeathers on December 15, 2013, 02:47:40 pm
That's the beauty of this recipe. I eliminated the pretzels all together, halved the peanuts, doubled the pecans and put in extra of all the cereals. I like to bake it in the oven first then cold smoke because I had the same issue with overdone mix that the dogs ended up with!


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Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 15, 2013, 03:05:17 pm
I had to make my last 2 batches without pecans because this was a bad harvest year and we didn't get the big package we usually get from one of Judy's client's at work. It is a very versatile recipe, after the holiday's I may try a batch with half the Worcestershire sauce and some of Rodak's mustard fusion chipotle sauce for a nice bite. Those of our friends in the Paducah area might even try it with some Starnes in it.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on December 15, 2013, 05:24:29 pm
Here's the latest batch I just finished 1/2 hour ago.  The cherry smoke turned out really well.  I put it in the oven at 275*F for 40 minutes and then into the Bradley at 180*F for 3 more hours with cherry smoke the whole time.

When I smoked it with hickory the last time it had a very powerful smoky flavor that eventually calmed down a bit after two weeks in the Ziplock bags.  This batch tastes great right out of the smoker.  I'm still going to seal most of what I made and let it settle for a few weeks.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/roadijeff/Food/P1010239_zps955f2f63.jpg)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 15, 2013, 05:44:06 pm
I like those little pretzel squares, I tried the mini pretzel twists but they were to big so I had gone back to the sticks. I will have to look for them for the next batch.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on December 21, 2013, 10:17:13 pm
I like those little pretzel squares, I tried the mini pretzel twists but they were to big so I had gone back to the sticks. I will have to look for them for the next batch.

You probably saw this in another thread but here are the pretzel squares I substituted for the pretzel sticks in the recipe.  My wife likes these because of their buttery flavor and they aren't as salty.  They also make regular pretzel squares if someone doesn't want the buttery taste.

(http://www.snydersofhanover.com/cache/com_zoo/images/9ozbuttersnaps_64a959ff97e91818d45825b9c9b2403e.png)


And here's an idea of what to do with any leftover squares.  I just made these today as a test for a Christmas dinner snack. Really good. Recipe site: REESE'S Pretzel Snacks (http://www.hersheys.com/reeses/recipes/detail.aspx?id=8934&name=REESE%27S-Pretzel-Snacks&category=candies)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/roadijeff/Food/P1010241_zps359c1def.jpg)




Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Habanero Smoker on December 22, 2013, 01:31:19 am
TedEbear;

Not to highjack this thread, but yesterday a made a big batch of Rolo Turtles (http://www.hersheys.com/rolo/recipes.aspx?id=8631&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=pretzel+chocolate+caramel+recipe&utm_campaign=choc&caramel). It is the same concept but you use Rolo's and roasted pecans. I was going to use smoked spiced pecans, but the weather has not been too cooperative. I've also was going to make some out of Macadamia Clusters, but Costco was out of them.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 22, 2013, 07:50:55 am
I'm going to start looking for those squares on my next trip to the store, if I can find both I'm going to try a batch with each, I bet the butter ones are great smoked. I'd have to buy an extra bag to make those neat candies because the cooks hand empties the leftover pretzels while I'm making chex mix.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on December 22, 2013, 08:30:47 am
Not to highjack this thread, but yesterday a made a big batch of Rolo Turtles (http://www.hersheys.com/rolo/recipes.aspx?id=8631&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=pretzel+chocolate+caramel+recipe&utm_campaign=choc&caramel). It is the same concept but you use Rolo's and roasted pecans.

My wife, who is a caramel addict, mentioned doing a batch with the Rolos yesterday she saw the ones I made.  Those are about all gone today, so I might head to the store and get some Rolos and pecans.  I bet they won't last too long, either. 

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_c08fWcwlq7g/TNIU78EbpzI/AAAAAAAABW8/Z_uBpXsmR00/s640/IMG_2606e.jpg)

Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: SiFumar on December 22, 2013, 11:26:14 am
Those candy topped pretzels do look good!
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Habanero Smoker on December 22, 2013, 12:52:37 pm
They are great, very easy to make, and do go fast.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: UncleAl on December 22, 2013, 02:31:54 pm
Made my first batch 2 weeks ago. Opened this weekend at a family get together every one loved it so much, it sure didn't last very long.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: TedEbear on December 24, 2013, 04:02:06 pm
My wife, who is a caramel addict, mentioned doing a batch with the Rolos yesterday she saw the ones I made.  Those are about all gone today, so I might head to the store and get some Rolos and pecans.  I bet they won't last too long, either. 

They are great, very easy to make, and do go fast.

I just finished making a whole batch of them, shown on the platter below, for our big family get-together in two days.  Now I need to find a place where they'll be "safe" until then.  I also have three 1-gallon bags stuffed full of the smoked (Cherry) Chex Mix that I need to divide up for friends and family.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/roadijeff/Food/P1010243_zps679bc94f.jpg)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: devo on December 24, 2013, 04:10:02 pm
Hey TedEbear that just looks to good, you better send that to me for safe keeping just so you will not get into them
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on January 02, 2014, 09:46:15 am
I was going to make 2 batches of double stuff today to use up the ingredients I had left over from all the Christmas prep, when I got to the second batch I only had half of the seasoned salt called for so I grabbed my trusty jar of Jan's Rub and added it in. As it's coming out of the oven it tastes awesome, I'll see how well it does smoked up and then I may have to make a batch with all Jan's Rub.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: ragweed on January 02, 2014, 10:03:28 am
I was going to make 2 batches of double stuff today to use up the ingredients I had left over from all the Christmas prep, when I got to the second batch I only had half of the seasoned salt called for so I grabbed my trusty jar of Jan's Rub and added it in. As it's coming out of the oven it tastes awesome, I'll see how well it does smoked up and then I may have to make a batch with all Jan's Rub.

"May have to make a batch"??  Shame on you Robert.  I thought everybody knew that Jan's rub is great on anything!!!  Kidding.  I thought about it too, but haven't done it yet.  Only have put a pinch or three before.  Just got back from the G-store.  Chex cereals were on sale.  So....I may beat you to the punch on the all Jan's rub chex mix.   ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on January 02, 2014, 10:13:54 am
I was going to make 2 batches of double stuff today to use up the ingredients I had left over from all the Christmas prep, when I got to the second batch I only had half of the seasoned salt called for so I grabbed my trusty jar of Jan's Rub and added it in. As it's coming out of the oven it tastes awesome, I'll see how well it does smoked up and then I may have to make a batch with all Jan's Rub.

"May have to make a batch"??  Shame on you Robert.  I thought everybody knew that Jan's rub is great on anything!!!  Kidding.  I thought about it too, but haven't done it yet.  Only have put a pinch or three before.  Just got back from the G-store.  Chex cereals were on sale.  So....I may beat you to the punch on the all Jan's rub chex mix.   ;) ;) ;)

You'll have to let me know how it turns out.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: ragweed on January 03, 2014, 09:43:32 am
Made a batch today with Jan's rub as the only seasoning.  I really like it!!  I can barely taste the cayenne.  Just right for me.

To 5 C ea Rice, Corn, and Crispex, 2 C Spanish peanuts and 4 C stick pretzels, added 2 sticks butter, 6 TBS W-sauce and 2 TBS Jan's.

Didn't smoke.  The Bradley is full of Hillbilly Bacon today.

Here's my non-unicorn proof.
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad255/BansetConsulting/d053ac7d-c734-4151-a290-62cda9f89cbb_zpsf1d1f2a0.jpg) (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/BansetConsulting/media/d053ac7d-c734-4151-a290-62cda9f89cbb_zpsf1d1f2a0.jpg.html)

Maybe a little more Jan's next time. ;) ;)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on January 03, 2014, 04:02:10 pm
Looks good Joe, I got mine smoked last night and it was really good, I hid a small bag of it to see how it is in a couple of weeks because I know it won't last that long in the 2 large bags I've got it in. I bet we can come up with some really great flavors with different rubs and such, I wonder if Scott has thought of doing a batch with his blazing pistachio seasonings?
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: seemore on December 08, 2015, 04:21:51 pm
time to make this again this is very good thanks Robert
Scott


Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 09, 2015, 05:25:39 pm
time to make this again this is very good thanks Robert
Scott

Glad you like it, I need to make a batch or two myself.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: WoodlawnSmoker on December 12, 2015, 03:16:20 pm
I got inspired by Saber's recipe and wanted to try this out.  Unfortunately the regular Chex cereals aren't sold around here so I had to improvise, I think it turned out really well for what I had to use.  I used the same butter, Worcestershire, garlic mixture and gave it two hours of cherry smoke.  So tasty that my wife is dressing up some preservation jars to give as gifts.  Here's the mix I used:

3 cups Shreddies
3 cups Plantain chips
3 cups Pretzel squares
3 cups Cheese whales
3 cups Mixed nuts (no peanuts)
3 cups jalapeno/cheese corn pops
3 cups whole wheat cheerios

Great taste!

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm78/ottawanitro/0971545A-92EF-4139-B971-F203FA969C09_zpsjl5mgjgb.jpg)

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm78/ottawanitro/ACAF6ACC-6A71-485F-BEA1-FBC1CB249B49_zps7rjvvleq.jpg)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 12, 2015, 06:12:58 pm
Looks fantastic, that's the whole idea behind the recipe, use what you like and have fun with it.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: WoodlawnSmoker on December 21, 2015, 03:22:22 pm
Just wanted to circle back and say thanks for the recipe, glad I tried it, and if you haven't, you have to.  It was a huge hit with all the jars we gave away and a fabulous snack for us.  I'm making some more.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on December 24, 2015, 06:18:25 pm
Just wanted to circle back and say thanks for the recipe, glad I tried it, and if you haven't, you have to.  It was a huge hit with all the jars we gave away and a fabulous snack for us.  I'm making some more.

Glad everyone liked it. :)
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: cherrybergher on June 22, 2016, 11:25:07 am
I apologize in advance if I didn't see it, but for the chex mix.  Can the entire cooking process be done in the bradley, or is the "house oven" crucial to a successful product?  I did see that a user posted that question but I didn't notice a response, thanks
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Saber 4 on September 03, 2016, 10:19:46 am
Sorry for the delayed response, I haven't had a chance to be on the forum much with work. I always found the oven was more necessary than the Bradley heat element, you can cold smoke it and it turns out very good. I found instructions from Chex to use the microwave and it seems to work just as well. Microwave on high for 6 minutes stirring every 2 minutes and reduce the butter to 10 oz for the microwave version. Then smoke however you chose hot or cold.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: cherrybergher on September 07, 2016, 12:51:15 pm
Thanks Saber
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Roget on September 26, 2016, 09:19:58 am
I have smoked mine with heat, but now I always cold smoke it.

Makes for less switching the racks around.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Rugaroo on October 02, 2016, 03:36:58 pm
For those of you that have made this...how many boxes of chex and cheerios would I need to buy if I wanted to make a triple batch?

Apologies in advance for the math story problems.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: cherrybergher on October 03, 2016, 07:24:21 pm
hmm.... I'm no good at math but I suppose it would depend on the size of the box, I have the recipe for a three rack batch broken down into cups if you would like that
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: Habanero Smoker on October 04, 2016, 02:02:35 am
For those of you that have made this...how many boxes of chex and cheerios would I need to buy if I wanted to make a triple batch?

Apologies in advance for the math story problems.

To findout how many cups there are in a box of cereal; it involves more math. If you look at the nutritional information on the cereal box it will give the serving size, and the number of servings. For example; a box may state:
     Serving Size  1 Cup
     Servings per Container about 9
That box will contain about 9 cups of cereal.
Title: Re: Double Stuff Smoked Chex Mix
Post by: WoodlawnSmoker on December 12, 2018, 03:12:43 pm
Hi everyone!  It's been awhile since I last posted but I have been smoking regularly with the Bradley this whole time, still love everything that comes out of it.

With Christmas coming I pulled out an old favourite recipe and did a batch of party mix.  Not quite the same as the original recipe but this stuff is a great hit during the holiday season.  I no longer have photobucket so I don't know how to attach a photo at this site any more.
Don