Who doesn’t love Chex mix? We spiced up the classic with some favorite Asian flavors — namely, miso and togarashi, which add an extra layer of salty umami flavor and put a spin on this crowd-pleasing snack. Togarashi and the nori-wrapped rice crackers can be found at just about any Asian grocery store. For more party food inspo, visit our archives.
Miso-Soy Chex Mix
Makes about 12 cups
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
3 tablespoons white miso paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon togarashi (Japanese spice blend)
4 cups Rice Chex cereal
4 cups Wheat Chex cereal
2 cups bite-sized pretzels
1 cup nori maki arare rice crackers
1 cup sesame sticks
1 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup roasted edamame
- Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat the oven to 250°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in microwave. Whisk in miso paste, soy sauce, garlic powder, and togarashi until well combined.
- Combine Chex, pretzels, rice crackers, sesame sticks, almonds, and edamame in a large bowl.
- Pour half of the butter mixture over the Chex mixture and gently toss to coat. Pour in the remaining butter mixture and gently toss again so all the pieces are coated in butter.
- Transfer the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets and spread into an even layer. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until lightly brown and crisp, about 45 minutes total. Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.