You basically use an entire box of Shreddies. It's for the best because there's no way that I'm going to eat that shit as a cereal.
Also, you need to use the whole stick of butter. I got one of those blocks of Anchor butter and used the whole thing.
Melting the butter in the microwave was a bad idea. I should have just used the pan and melted it on the hob. I didn't want to have to have extra cleaning to do but instead, I ended up having to clean my microwave because the butter kept exploding. I then cut it up into smaller pieces but the problem persisted.
I needed to clean the microwave anyway. I haven't ever cleaned it.
I didn't get the pan because I figured that I could just use tin foil. It's a good thing that I didn't get the pan because there's so much of this shit that I would have needed to do it in two batches or use tin foil for the second half anyway. I had to use both levels of the oven for this.
There's no much liquid but there's an enormous amount of dry ingredients. You're supposed to coat everything with this liquid mixture. But...by the time you've put half the stuff into the bowl, everything is already coated and the liquid is exhausted. So by the end, the ingredients were pretty much dry.
Although, I just checked them after 15 minutes to mix them around. They are still wet. And there is an aroma of something cooking. So who knows.
Also got some Tesco brand "food and freezer bags". They seem okay. Reasonable quality on the seal, reasonable size. If this Chex Mix experiment works out, I'll have to buy some Tupperware or something rather than have to constantly buy new bags.
Almost done. I've been checking on it every 15 minutes and giving it a stir. It's been getting drier and drier. Cooking instructions are for 1 hour. It's been 45 minutes. Next time should be perfect.
Yeah. Pretty good. I'm just leaving them to cool and then I'll bag them up.
Taste-wise, surprisingly good. Looking at these Shreddies you might think, "How can this possibly be any good?" but if you pour butter on them, they suddenly become palatable.
I might just make this shit instead of buying crisps. I doubt it's any healthier or cheaper but it's easy to make and you can try different ingredients, different amounts, add some hot sauce, whatever. Get the creative juices flowing.
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