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Granny’s Christmas Party Mix

Granny's Christmas Party Mix

The saying is true “Granny made it best!”

Every year for Christmas Granny would make us party mix without fail. Even if she wasn’t going to be with us for Christmas she would have batches shipped to us from North Carolina to California. She made sure all of her grandchildren would have party mix for the holidays. Although we carry her tradition year after year, Christmas is just not the same without Granny. And as we gather together to make her famous party mix we remember her and the happy times we all spent together as a family.Granny's Christmas Party Mix

Four Generations!

Many years have gone by since my grandmother passed away and my mother began to pick up the family tradition of making Christmas party mix. However, this year my daughter and I decided we would spend time together in the kitchen making this favorite snack for our family, neighbors, friends, & daycare families (also friends ). Some of my daycare families have already had the opportunity to have a taste test and we are being told it is really good.

The trip to the store for our ingredients.

My daughter and I decided to record our whole process of making Granny’s party mix, from the trip to the store, to eating our freshly made batch of salty goodness. Be sure to watch our short video clip below. I would have posted our long video at the store but I told my daughter not to get anybody’s faces in the video so you pretty much just see us in our flip-flops walking up and down the aisles.

Can’t wait; start taste testing!

You can see from our video we couldn’t even wait and went straight to taste testing the party mix right after we added the salts, butter, and worcestershire sauce. There are many chex party mix recipes out there claiming they are the original BUT I don’t know…I think Granny’s “will always be” the original! Looking forward to divvying up this batch we made so our friends and family can enjoy this tasty snack for Christmas.

Granny's Christmas Party Mix
Recipe type: Snack
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Cook time: 
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  • 1 stick melted margarine
  • 2 cups halved walnuts
  • 2 cups rice chex
  • 2 cups wheat chex
  • 2 cups cheerios
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  1. Mix the cereals, nuts, and pretzels.
  2. Mix salts, worcestershire sauce, and butter.
  3. Pour over cereals, etc.
  4. Place in baking pan.
  5. Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour.
  6. Stir every 15 minutes.
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Granny's Christmas Party Mix

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Interestingly enough, I'm a home daycare provider at Shadow Oaks Daycare in Thousand Oaks, California. Before Shadow Oaks Daycare, I worked at a promotional advertising company in the advertising specialty industry as a System Analyst and Cost Accountant. On my spare time I like to create websites using WordPress or Magento.


  1. This is lots of fun! We have a tradition to make it at our house every year as well. The ingredients are changed up a bit, but I think that the cereal, nuts and especially the Worcestershire Sauce makes it awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. How fun! I love family traditions, especially around the holidays! Thanks for sharing these special moments with us 🙂

  3. This looks yummy and festive. I think i’ll try it (without the nuts since i’m allergic.

  4. I love this! Thank you for sharing a wonderful cherished tradition. I will have to try out this recipe for our family this year 🙂

  5. I haven’t had that mix in quite a while, but it is yummy. Sometimes people make it too salty though, so I always have to test it out. haha.

  6. I love this stuff. My grandma used to make it too. It was so good. May have to do this soon.

  7. I think you waited a very long time to taste this fab mix!

  8. I love how family recipes keep our loved ones close even after they are no longer with us. It’s a wonderful way to keep their memory alive. I have so many recipes of my grandmother’s that I make and when we eat them it’s like they are sitting at the table with us! Granny’s recipe sounds delicious! Pinning this one to try!


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