For us, the holidays are all about cooking up old family classics. But we couldn’t help take notice of all the smokey, savory, and sweet creations that seem to be ruling our social media feeds. Scrolling around last week, we started seeing Cheez-Its and Chex Mix recipes pop up on various Traeger groups. So we decided to see what all the buzz was about…
Test Subject 1: Original Chex Mix
Recipe: Back of the Box
Our Version for Traeger: We used two large disposable aluminum foil trays. After startup, we set the Traeger to High and added the butter, Worcestershire, and seasoning mix to the tray. As the butter melted, we gave it a quick stir, then dumped over the ingredients mix. Stirred every 10-15 minutes. Let it go for an hour at 250F.
Results: Smokey, savory goodness! Bottom of the pans got a little crispy.
Lessons Learned: Next time, we plan to melt the seasoning ingredients in the microwave, and drizzle over the top (per the original recipe). Probably use a whole stick of butter per tray. A Redditor suggested we dust some of our favorite BBQ rub over the top. Might give that a try as well!
Test Subject 2: White Cheddar Cheez-Its
Recipe: Just open the box and throw them in the tray! Set to 250F and stir every 10-15 minutes for 1 hour (same as the Chex Mix).
Results: Awesome flavor bombs! They come out warm, smoke-kissed, and even crispier then they go on. Definitely great to pair with your favorite cold beer. These are tailgate or patio party worthy!
Lessons Learned: Might try to sprinkle on some olive oil, truffle oil, or parmesan cheese for extra zip. Not much to do different, otherwise. These are a crowd pleaser.
Bottom Line: Both of these are crowd pleasers. Don’t hesitate. Make up a batch next time you’ve got some extra grill space. Great for holding you over until a long smoke job wraps up.
Check back soon, as we plan to try Honey & Sriracha Chex Mix, candied pecans, smoked nuts and cheese! Do you have a Traeger party mix recipe? Reply in the comments below.
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