A Secret Holiday Recipe (Starring the Candy Man!)

While searching for photos on an old external hard drive last weekend, I unearthed some precious Ron (also known as Bishop Stu Tu, the Candy Man, and the man with whom I secure hoagies and miracle ham) video footage. It seems I totally forgot about a few videos we shot in 2009 while I was home visiting for the holidays. Ladies and gents, this footage simply can not stay hidden away….no sirree bob, so I put together a little holiday ditty for you all. Let us all experience the Candy Man again, this time sharing his coveted, secret chex mix recipe. I promise, you will never go back to noshing on regular ol’ chex mix again. Happy Holidays!

Studio R Chex Mix

1/4 stick (2 Tbsp) butter or margarine
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1 tsp garlic powder
5 Tbsp Light Karo Syrup
4 cups Rice Chex
4 cups Corn Chex
2 cups Wheat Chex
1 1/2 cups stick pretzels
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
3/4 cup mixed nuts
1/2 cup pecans
1 cup sesame sticks
cayenne pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees

2. Mix the first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and then simmer over low-medium heat.

3. Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl.

3. Drizzle sauce over dry ingredients while tossing to coat evenly.

4. Spread mixture over 2 large cookie sheets. Lightly sprinkle with cayenne pepper. (Very lightly!)

5. Cook at 250 degrees for 75 minutes. Halfway through cooking, toss the mixture a little bit so it won’t stick.


(Dad, I will be home in 36 hours. Please have chex mix waiting. Love, your wonderful daughter.)

  1. Dana

    December 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Love it! Love the Candy Man – Merry Christmas to you & your family!!

  2. Nolita

    December 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Ooooh….I may have to try this tomorrow…recipe looks yum! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  3. Home Sweet Sarah

    December 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    So now we all need to know what a Tia Maria is so we can have that much fun in the kitchen!

  4. holly

    December 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    im making this! and i love the part where your dad drops the syrup. hahah!!

  5. Michelle Baxter

    December 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    OMG – Love your Mom and Dad’s kitchen (and the recipe too)!

    • Michelle Baxter

      December 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      PS – Your dad is rad : )

  6. rachel

    December 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm


    This is the definition of too much fun. You guys are adorable.

  7. Rebecca (Bearca)

    December 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Sarah, your dad is awesome. Tia Maria should be paying him! Ha.

  8. Page

    December 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Oh, Y’ALL. I’m kind of in love with you two. And I may have GLUTTED myself on chex mix this week, but I might have to get some of that together now that I have seen this. Good Lord, girl! What are you doing to me?

  9. Rebecca

    December 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    One thing I love about the videos of you and your dad is that your oklahoma accent is more apparent! All the “wh-” words are pronounced like “hw-“. “Hwite”, “Cool hwip”….hehe. Reminds me of that joke on Family Guy!

  10. GreenInOC

    December 29, 2011 at 11:12 am

    From the “Bishop Stu Tu” post, “I managed to wreck all three of the family’s cars in a 48-hour period.” – that must be a great story, do tell!

  11. Jennifer

    December 29, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Your video makes me want to take fun videos of family and friends in regular life. I love it!