For every road trip or summer hike, Mom packed plenty of snacks for us in her backpack. She brought Ritz crackers and peanut butter, fruit gummy pouches, salty pretzel rods, mini cheddar goldfish, and… Chex Mix.
It was a huge treat to get Chex Mix. My little brother and I usually fought over the crunchy rye and bagel chips, which wore down our patient mother’s nerves enough that she started buying us Wheat Thins instead. The General Mills production line just couldn’t get the chex-cereal-to-bagel-chip ratio right to satisfy the cravings of us five-year-olds!
While I still love the rye and bagel chips the most, I started sharing them a bit more as we grew older. (I now give him 1 for every 2 that I eat.) But I might change my mind and start hogging them all again… These homemade bagel chips are way too addicting!