Duck Fat Chex Mix #SundaySupper

Duck Fat Chex Mix

Y’know, growing up, I never liked Chex mix. I didn’t like trail mix either, but at least with trail mix I could pick out the M&M’s. So I deemed trail mix to have one redeeming quality. But since Chex mix didn’t have the courtesy to afford me that option, I basically snubbed it altogether. However… that’s probably because I never tasted Chex mix made with duck fat. Duck fat. Oh yeah, we’re gonna go there.

duck fat

I’ve had this dish in my oh-my-gosh-that-looks-INSANE-I-have-to-make-it-soon list for a few months, and this week’s Sunday Supper gave me the perfect excuse. Know why? Because this week’s theme is Crunchy Goodness. And if Duck Fat Chex Mix can’t be described as just that, then I simply do not know what can.

making Chex mix

making Chex mix

Yes it’s crunchy, and yes, it’s goodness. Oh, such goodness. Such delicious, earthy, salty, flavorful, addicting goodness. It’s beyond amazing, really. Duck fat can easily be found at Whole Foods or online, and no, there is not a suitable substitute. Once you try it, you see.

duck fat chex mix

So I must extend a hearty thank you to whoever dreamed up this week’s theme, because it gave me the perfect excuse to make this snack. Be sure to check out the rest of the lovely recipes brought by the #SundaySupper team – I’ve linked to them below. And enjoy this one!

Duck Fat Chex Mix

duck fat Chex mix

Source: slightly adapted from Tasting Table

½ cup (4 oz.) rendered duck fat, melted
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
½ cup Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup small pretzels
3 fresh thyme sprigs

Preheat the oven to 250 F. in a large mixing bowl, combine the melted duck fat, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne. Add the cereal and the pretzels, breaking them into pieces if necessary. Gently stir to coat all the cereal mixture with the spiced duck fat. Transfer the mixture to a rimmed baking sheet. Drop the thyme sprigs on top of the cereal mix.
Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until the Chex mix is toasted and fragrant, about 1 hour. Remove the pan from the oven and serve warm. (Cooled Chex mix can be rewarmed in the oven at 250 F for about 7 minutes).

Check out the rest of the #SundaySupper links!

Crispy Appetizers:

Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs.
Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner
Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Curious Cuisiniere
Naanchos from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands

Crunchy Entrees and Sides:

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake from Growing Up Gabel
Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie
German Green Beans from Fast Food to Fresh Food
Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean
Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box
Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie

Munch on Snacks:

Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious
Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes
Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker
Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb
How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from Neighborfood
Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom
Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Pumpkin Spice Granola from Home Cooking Memories
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books
Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos
Sourdough Grissini from girlichef
Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen
Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crisp Dessert:

Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots
Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife
Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina
Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?
Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love
Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days
Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies from Take A Bite Out Of Boca
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food

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  7. Wow, now this is a different spin to chex mix! I have never heard of using duck fat before. Interesting.

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  10. You are now my new BFF because you made chex mix with duck fat. DUCK FAT!! Do you even know about my duck fat obsession? Because I love it.

    • Thanks Susan! I love duck fat too, it’s just ridiculous. Since you are obsessed I’m sure you’ve tried it with potatoes, right? Best thing ever!

  11. Wow! Who knew Chex Mix could be gourmet? This version sounds extraordinary!!!

  12. I can only imagine how fabulous this chex mix is! I can’t wait to try this and I love that you are part of our movement!

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  15. I have a jar of rendered duck fat in my refrigerator right now so I just need to find Chex! Normally it’s not one of our favorite cereals so I must confess I’ve never checked the local stores for it, but it is now on the shopping list and I will find it, even if I have to go all the way across town to the shop that sells more American products. Because, Julie, this has to HAPPEN.

  16. You had me at duck fat! This must be one awesome Chex mix!

  17. Anything duck fat, and I am SO in! This sound amazing.

  18. I’ve never been a fan of Chex mix, however, I can see this will completely change my mind.

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  20. *trying to hunt down duck fat*

  21. You have taken chex mix to a whole new level!

  22. You had me at duck fat, seriously! I didn’t even realize I could just buy it at the local market–this revelation can lead to no good, or maybe all good, which is still bad lol

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  25. Never knew you could buy duck fat like that!! That would be some amazing Chex Mix!! Love it!!!

  26. I’ve always loved Chex Mix. It just has a great flavor. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen duck fat in a tub before but now I need to look for it!

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  28. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you went there!!

  29. I’ve never tried duck fat in any form, but it sounds so yummy, and I love Chex Mix! If I can get ahold of any duck fat, I’ll definately try this recipe! Thanks for sharing on #Sunday Supper!

    • Texan New Yorker

      Thanks! It was like no Chex Mix I’d ever tasted, that’s for sure. Whole Foods or online for the duck fat. 🙂

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  31. I’ve never tried duck fat, and now I feel like I’m really missing out! I had no idea you could get at Whole Foods…looks like I have a new game plan next time I make chex mix!

    • Texan New Yorker

      I have to say, you kind of are missing out. It’s rather incredible. Definitely pick some up sometime. Thanks!

  32. You definitely kicked Chex mix up a notch!

  33. oh my gawd! you used duck fat for Chex mix?! that must be the BEST bowl of chex mix. Ever. Ever.

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  35. What a fun spin on Chex Mix. I’ve never used duck fat before. Now I’m intrigued.

  36. This is my first time to come across of duck fat….I am sure this Chex mix recipe is delicious!

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