When you make the Original Chex Mix, do you buy bagel chips to put in? Or, are you like me and refuse to pay $5.00 for a 7oz bag? Sadly, bagel chips have always been one of my favorite ingredients in the mix! So, this fall, when I started making Chex Mix recipes, I thought to myself, "I make croutons at home. Why not Bagel Chips?" Well, guess what. I tried it. It's super easy and cheap to boot. Score!
- First, you slice your bagels. For future reference, I'm using 3 bagels in this batch.
For soup or salad, I go with the faster method of plank slices. Why? Because, I'm lazy like that.
- Second, combine 2 Tablespoons melted butter or olive oil with your choice of seasonings mixed in. I'm a garlic lover, so I added 3 large garlic cloves, minced. You could do onion and garlic, parmesan and garlic, herb and garlic (Told you, I love garlic.) Then placing all your bagel pieces in a large plastic bag, pour in the melted butter/olive oil and shake. This will help with equal distribution.
- Third, Empty contents of your bag onto a cookie sheet, spreading them out evenly. Pop into a hot oven at 325 for 15-20 minutes until they are turning brown. (YMMV, so watch carefully!)
- Fourth, Enjoy! Once they are cooled you can put them in a container for storage for the week, or use them immediately in your soup.