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Canthespam Apr 4, 2009 11:22 AM

I made a batch and a half of the original mix to take to a party tonight. It tasted bland and then I realized that I had used only half of the W sauce called for.

I have added more garlic powder, onion powder and seasoned salt... still tastes bland. It is very crispy, so I don't know if I want to put it back in the oven with added W sauce.

I hate to start all over again - is there any way to add more W sauce at this stage? I thought about adding the W sauce to some butter, melting it in a roasting pan (the initial step of the recipe) and maybe baking it for another 15 minutes. I don't think that I can pour the additional 1.5 tablespoon over it and mix it in - what would be the best way to add it?

  1. Bryn Apr 4, 2009 11:57 AM

    I think the butter and W sauce and baking it more sounds the best.

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    1. re: Bryn
      Isabella Apr 4, 2009 12:03 PM

      what about adding some cayenne pepper as well?

      1. re: Bryn
        Cynsa Apr 4, 2009 12:07 PM

        for a flavor bump, stir in melted bacon fat. Oh, don't tsk tsk about the trans fat and the cholesterol - we're talkin' FLAVOR. Go to Michael Bauer's recipe:

        1. re: Cynsa
          Canthespam Apr 4, 2009 11:42 PM

          Thanks for the advice - 40 more minutes in the oven with W sauce and butter and the batch was as good as new. Big hit - no one at the party had eaten Chex Mix since they were kids in the 50's and 60's ... and a lot of them had memories of their mothers making them every year for Christmas. Nothing like a sentimental snack.

          1. re: Canthespam
            Bryn Apr 5, 2009 09:43 AM

            Really? My mom still makes roasting pans full of the stuff at Christmas and it is gone by New years.

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