Furikake Chex Mix or Furikake Party Mix

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Furikake Chex Mix or Furikake Party Mix
Furikake Chex Mix or Furikake Party Mix

Who doesn't love a snack? And this one - Furikake Chex Mix? It's slightly sweet, a bit salty and oh so yummy!

Furikake Party Mix Collage 2
This is an Asian / Hawaiian version of Chex Mix. A buttery, sweet syrup covers any number of cereals, chips and popcorn and a bottle of Furikake tops the goodness. Furikake is a rice topping of seaweed, sesame seeds, salt and sugar.

Furikake Party Mix Collage 1
For this version, I included Crispix, Corn Chex, Popcorn, Bugles and, of course, a bottle of Furikake. You can pick up a bottle of Furikake at a Japanese or Asian grocery store. It is a yummy topping on rice...kids really like it. However, be sure you look at the ingredients. This is the "Nomi Komi" Furikake that has seaweed (nori), sesame seeds, sugar and salt. There are a bunch of varieties and some include wasabi, bonito (fish) flakes and other stuff. Avoid the one with bonito or fish for this snack!

Furikake Chex Mix or Furikake Party Mix
The mix is coated with a syrup of butter, oil, sugars, soy sauce, and some corn syrup. A bottle of Furikake is sprinkled on top and the mix is baked at low heat for an hour. You may need a couple bowls to mix everything!

Furikake Chex Mix or Furikake Party Mix
Sweet, Salty, and Crunchy. My favorite flavors all in one. I can eat a whole batch of this while watching Law & Order: UK, The Closer, or the new AMC show The Killing. Yay, I got a bunch of stuff on my DVR.

Bake Sale for Japan 4/2/2011
I made the Furikake Chex Mix for the recent Bake Sale for Japan. This was a nation-wide fundraiser that raised $2,500 in Los Angeles alone! Check out Bake Sale for Japan to see the final total (they are still tallying)! Thanks to all those who baked, purchased and supported the event.

Recipe:
Printable recipe here

Furikake Chex Mix or Furikake Party Mix
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 bottle Nomi Komi Furikake
Cereal, Chips, Popcorn, or Pretzels

You can use any number of cereals that equal about 2 boxes of Chex Mix or Crispix.

For this batch, I used 1/2 box of Crispix (about 5 cups), 1/2 box of Rice Chex, 4 cups of plain popcorn, and 1 bag (4.1 ounces) of Bugles chip-things (are Bugles chips or cones?) I've seen pretzels added to this mix. Use your imagination!

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a couple 9x13 pans or sheet pans with foil (for easy clean up)
2. Heat oil, butter, corn syrup, soy sauce and sugars in a saucepan until butter melts and the sugars dissolve.
3. Place the cereal in a bowl or two, and drizzle some of the syrup over the cereal and carefully mix with a rubber spatula or spoon. Sprinkle some of the Furikake over the mix. Continue drizzling and mixing the syrup and Furikake until the cereals are coated.
4. Place mixture on the pan and bake for 1 hour. Stir the mix every 15 minutes.
5. Let mixture cool and enjoy!
6. Store in airtight container...if you have any left.
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8 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said... [Reply to comment]

Love your updated version of at very 60's recipe! Peeps just love this to munch on this tasty combination! I think I may bring it to to my next gathering. Have a wonderful week, and if you'd like a snack, please stop by!

vanillasugar said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh i am not going to make this! i will eat it all! LOVE bugles!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love that this has bugles...can we do bugles month and do all bugles themed recipes? I bet chicken tenders would be good dipped in crushed bugles...hmmm....

Lindsey@Lindselicious said... [Reply to comment]

Yum, I told my friends in WLA to look for your stuff at the Bakesale! I like this on cornpops, love the salty sweet combo.

The Path Traveled said... [Reply to comment]

I didnt know they still made bugles. What a great add on touch to this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I need this snack...now.

Lani B said... [Reply to comment]

Here in Hawaii you can purchase ready made furikake party mix anywhere that sells chips/snacks. However, they can be expensive (i.e. our Costco sells a gallon container for $14.99...ouch!). So, I was really excited when you posted this recipe. I made my batch with 1/2 box each of Crispix, Rice Chex, Corn Chex, small pretzels and 1 bag of Bugles (my favorite brand has Bugles, too!). Mixed and baked in a large/deep disposable foil pan. It was perfection and I can't wait to make the second batch!

Thanks for sharing, Mary!

caroline said... [Reply to comment]

When we visited Hawaii last year, we bought the furikake party mix container from Costco - it was so delicious! But I came across your recipe, and it reminded me exactly of Hawaii! We used Corn and Rice Chex, pretzels, popcorn, and Bugels. The family devoured it! Thanks for the great recipe!!

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