How Would A Gluten Free Chex Mix Go Down With The Glutenoids

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Seeing as though Chex Cereals in the USA are gluten free (at least 5 of them are), I thought I'd order some varieties from USA foods and make up some chex mixes for a gathering I plan to have in a few weeks.

Do any of you have suggestions as to whether this would make a good munchy-snack type food? I've seen Cocoa Puffs, Kix and Trix cereals at my local IGA (they carry a number of international brands here at the one in the Canberra City) and they're ordering some Gluten Free Chex varieties in for me.

Do you think this would be palatable for others? I'm trying to think of foods that are great tasting despite all being gluten free. I don't want 'the "gluten free" thing' to come into it until I can help it. :rolleyes:

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Absolutely!!! I use to make chex mix often . . . then they came out with it in the store. I always liked my home-made better but sometimes convenience won out. Now I'm back to making it only at home. I often have it at parties or take it to parties and I always get compliments on it because it's better than store bought. I always stick with the traditional but you can check out the chex web site for different varieties.

I only use the following ingredients:

corn chex

rice chex

mixed nuts

glutino pretzels

worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins (in the US))


seasoned salt (Lawry's)

onion powder

garlic powder

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Here's an official recipe from the 60s. We never liked the Wheat Chex.

Chex.com has more variations

This is the authentic 1960s recipe:

3 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp peanut butter

Blend over low heat until blended ( I microwave)

Add: 1tbsp Worchestershire sauce

1/4 teasp garlic salt

1/4 tsp salt

In a 9x13 pan mix:

2 cups wheat Chex

2 cups corn Chex

2 cups rice Chex. ( I do 3 cups each corn & rice)

1/2 can salted peanuts

1 cup pretzels

Mix in the sauce. Bake at 200 F for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

You could use unsalted peanuts, low salt Worch. sauce & garlic powder to make it very low salt.

In the US Lea & Perrins is gluten-free.

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In the US Lea & Perrins is gluten-free.

Yes, Lea & Perrins is NOT gluten free in Canada. But some other brands are (can't remember what they are, though)

...yum, I love home make chex mix. :D

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I'm in Australia and I found the Woolworths Select supermarket brand worchestershire to be the only one without gluten in it. Spring gully is another one that's apple cider vinegar based but I prefer Woolworths's one - less expensive for my liking.

Thanks for the tips everyone! Can't wait to get my hands on these delights. :D

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I make a sweet snack we call "Monkey Much" for my kids. We have a long list of allergies as well as Celiac.

3/4 cup Sunflower seed butter

1 cup chocolate chips

Melt these two together in the microwave.


1 tsp. vanilla and stir


9 cups rice Chex

mix together (trying to be gentile)

Put 1 cup powdered sugar in a zip top bag. Add the cereal mixture. Add another cup of powdered sugar on top and shake to coat the cereal mixture.

(Commonly called Puppy Chow here too but with the changes I made, I felt I had the right to change the name ;) )

I *use* to use 1/4 cup coconut oil in the mix too which I really though added a little something to this but now DS is allergic to coconut so I just omitted it and it is still yummy. My family prefers this to the peanut butter kind too!

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I make gluten-free Chex mix every year at Christmas. I admit to missing the taste and texture contrast of t wheat Chex, but the mix is still tasty. And there are so many variations.


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I entertain frequently and Chex mix is a favorite. No one has ever commented on the gluten-free part; they just wolf it down. Whenever I entertain I make all of the food gluten-free. If I can't eat it, I don't make it. Many party type foods are naturally gluten free. With the wide variety of gluten-free crackers now available making appetizers is a snap. This is one time I approve of "don't ask; don't tell".

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