Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wasabi Chex Mix


The Boy LOVES these wasabi peanuts I discovered for him. We love to try and get people to eat them. Some people love the peanuts, and some people, well… they end up with tears in their eyes! No joke. There’s no way to explain the taste, especially to someone who has never had wasabi. I let my friend Jamie try them, and she liked them. Then, once while she was out shopping she saw wasabi peas, and thought she’d give them a try. Well… she didn’t like them as much, and gave them to us. The Boy didn’t like snacking on them as much as he liked the peanuts. So they’ve been sitting in our pantry. Waiting…

Then I saw this recipe in the Food Network magazine. It seemed like a really interesting Chex Mix! I thought it would be great at the Super Bowl party we are going to. I must admit, I don’t buy snacks like Goldfish crackers very often, so I just grabbed the Original flavor, not knowing it wouldn’t be the bright orange color. Oh well… And our wasabi peas aren’t as bright green as the Food Network picture. So to pop up the color I added in a couple of The Boy’s wasabi peanuts.

This is a great hot & spicy Chex Mix that will really surprise people, and add a little unexpected kick!

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Hot Wasabi Chex Mix

from The Food Network Magazine Jan/Feb 09

Ingredients:

4 or 5 cups Chex cereal (I used half wheat and half corn Chex)
1 1/2 cups goldfish crackers
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 a cup wasabi peas
1/2 cup wasabi peanuts
1/2-3/4 cups chow mein noodles

Directions:

Toss Chex cereal and goldfish crackers in a roasting pan with teriyaki sauce and melted butter. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels and cool slightly, then toss with wasabi peas, wasabi peanuts, and chow mein noodles.

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