Furikake Chex Mix

Hello all! Ahhhh!! I’m so behind on my postings. This month I’ve been REALLY REALLY busy though. Been working lots and I know this sounds crazy but I JUST MOVED AGAIN! ahhhhhh.. If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I just moved in May. But yes, hopefully this place will be more permanent. This move wasn’t as bad as the last since I got rid of most of my junk but it definitely made me realize how much kitchen pantry I have and I gotta say it’s A LOT! Well, at least I’m totally loving my new kitchen! It’s much roomier now.

Don’t get me wrong! I’m still baking and cooking a lot! In fact every day I am. But I’m sure you fellow bloggers know how much time it takes to do a post. Hours for me. Plus, we are getting less daylight hours as the end of summer approaches, which means, less food styling / photography time  😦 Oh wells!

So anyway, for all the busy folks like myself, here’s a simple recipe to bring to parties!

This is a fabulous chex mix recipe with a Japanese twist in it. I first tasted it last year during a Christmas party when my friend’s aunt made a whole tray of it. I love seaweed and never knew there was such a condiment known as furikake, dried nori with sesame seed in a bottle, when combined with Crispix cereal, it was just sooooo delicious! It almost felt like there was a force that had taken complete control over my fingers to continuously pick at the chex mix and throw them all in my mouth. crunch crunch crunch…

Without further ado…….

Furikake Crispix Mix

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (13 ounce) box Kellogs Crispix Cereal
  • 1/2 (2 ounce) bottle nori goma furikake
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Heat butter, corn syrup, sugar, soy sauce and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved and mixture is well blended.
  3. Pour syrup mixture as evenly as you can over cereal and mix well. It might seem insufficient initially but keep stirring until every cereal is filled with syrup-y goodness! Sprinkle furikake over cereal and mix until evenly coated.
  4. Spread in a shallow roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Cool for about 30 minutes – 1 hour and store in an air tight container until ready to serve.

That’s it! I’ve been wanting to make this for a long time but haven’t had the chance to look for furikake. You can definitely find it in most Asian grocery stores. I got mine at T&T Supermarket in Vancouver. It was about $4 for a full bottle and you will only need about half for the recipe. Of course feel free to use the full bottle if you’re crazy about seaweed! 😀

Just wanted to share this recipe with you guys!! It’s super simple and it’s so delicious! I’ve brought it to work and parties and it has always been a hit. Most people tell me that the snack is so addicting it’s hard to stop themselves from eating it. They even start to find themselves sitting in spots where the furikake crispix are in arm’s reach. So yes! Please try it too and tell me how much you love it! Of course, the seaweed haters won’t convert.  😛

Alright folks, until next time! Not to worry, my next post won’t be too far away. I’ve got a special one coming up 🙂


23 Comments Add yours

  1. You have been missed my friend 😀
    Moved again? Wow!!!
    Loving this chex mix it’s delicious!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. rsmacaalay says:

    Interesting recipe for chex, cant wait to give that a shot

  3. I’m the kind of snack monster who truly enjoys yummy bits such as these! Crispy, sweet and salty flavours are my thing so it’s a definite yes and big yum from me 🙂

  4. This looks like a great twist! Yum!

  5. Can’t wait to give this a try. Think I have nori goma furikake but will need to go buy Crispix!

  6. Tandy says:

    I was wondering today where you were! Hope you will be happy in your new home 🙂

  7. Alice says:

    this is genious idea!

  8. Monet says:

    Moving is so much work! I’m glad to see you here. Thank you so much for sharing…what a delicious way to end my weekend. I hope you have a beautiful Monday, my friend!

  9. I missed you! Welcome back! My boys love chex mix and I love the nori blend in this mix they are going to love it. Great idea. I might even add some dried wasabi peas to this mix just to give it a little kick. Take Care, BAM

  10. Hi Sammie,
    Missed you. So good to see you back.
    These sound delicious especially to serve with cocktails.

  11. How creative! I never thought you could do this to cereal (how silly am I? :P).

  12. Norma Chang says:

    All the best in your new home. Very creative snack idea.

  13. Ooh, I love chex mix + how fun that you put a Japanese twist on it. Sounds absolutely delicious!

  14. Pam says:

    It looks tasty!

  15. Carolyn Jung says:

    Oooh, Japanese-seasoned Chex mix! Brilliant idea. I think this would go FAST at any party. 😉

  16. Liz says:

    Oooh, this would be great to take to a tailgate, but then I’d have to share! I love the Japanese twist on one of my favorite salty snacks 🙂

  17. foodjaunts says:

    I think it looks great. I’m a big fan of flavored snack mixes so thanks for adding to my repertoire.

  18. Kiran says:

    Good luck in your new place! I have similar qualms about photography. But you’d do great I’m sure 🙂

  19. hotlyspiced says:

    I’m so sorry to hear you have had to move again. I moved four times in 16 months and it was so unpleasant and stressful – all the packing into boxes and sorting things out and getting services connected and disconnected and notifying authorities of changes of address etc. It’s not a fun time so I hope you’re now settled for a good long while xx

  20. Good luck in your new place 🙂 The chex mix looks good, I’d love to try this version.

  21. I used to LOVE moving…but that was back in my college days. I enjoyed packing, unpacking, throwing away old stuff, decorating new homes, organizing… I really loved it. BUT now with two kids and full of stuff, I’m SCARRED! Luckily we have no plan of moving from our home, so that’s a good thing… hope you are nicely settled in your new home. I LOVED you used Furikake in this chex mix. Last Christmas (or maybe 2 years ago) I got homemade chex mix and that’s the time I realize people make it with your own flavor. That time I never thought of furikake as toppings though! You are genius!

  22. How interesting to incorporate a savory flavor to these…lovely idea ^.^

  23. sweetcheeks says:

    ive put chez and honey combs into tgis recipe n its awsome!

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