Chex Mix

Chex Mix

Everyone’s favorite savory Chex Mix snack mix made with Chex cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels, nuts, and a simple homemade sauce; all baked to perfection! 

Looking for more easy party snacks? Don’t miss my Muddy Buddies, Almond Coconut Chex Mix, Homemade Granola, or my step-by-step guide to Homemade Hummus.

Everyone loves a good snack mix, and this homemade Chex mix is bursting with bold flavors, it’s easy to adapt to add what you like, and it makes a ton! You’ll see that I’ve added nuts, cheese crackers and pretzels, but I’ve listed tons of other flavor ideas below.

Chex Mix

How to Make Chex Mix:

1. Add to bowl: Place the cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels and nuts into a large bowl.

2. Mix sauce ingredients: Mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.

Chex Mix

3. Toss to coat: Slowly drizzle the butter mixture over the cereal, while tossing gently, to coat.

4. Choose cooking method:

  • Bake (recommended method): Preheat the oven 250°F. Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets, spreading it into an even layer. Bake the Chex Mix for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Microwave: Microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.
  • Slow cooker: Transfer the mixture to slow cooker and cook on LOW for 3 hours, stirring ever 45 minutes.

Chex Mix

Other Mix-in’s and Variations:

There are so many other things you can add to a C’

hex mix recipe.  Substitute your favorite mix-in’s in a ratio of 1:1. Here are some ideas:

  • Plain Cheerios
  • Variety of nuts: choose your favorite– pistachio, cashews, macadamia, etc.
  • Bagel chips
  • Popcorn
  • Cheetos
  • Corn chips or Bugles
  • Raisins
  • Make it spicy: Add 1-2 Tablespoons Tabasco or hot pepper sauce to the melted butter mixture.
  • Make sweet Chex mix– Substitute honey, cinnamon, chocolate or vanilla Chex and use mix-ins like honey grahams, Craisins, m&m’s, coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows, or small candies. Drizzle with a sweet syrup or melted chocolate.
  • Substitute cereal: This recipe uses 9 cups of Chex cereal. Substitute any other type of Chex cereal to total 9 cups.
  • For nut Allergy: omit the nuts and use more of the crackers or pretzels.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To make ahead: Chex mix tastes freshest when served within 2-3 days of making it, but it will last stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

To freeze: Chex mix freezes great! Store in freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

More of my favorite Snack Recipes:

  • Muddy Buddies
  • Almond Coconut Chex Mix
  • Carrot Muffins
  • Caramel Popcorn
  • No Bake Granola Bars

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Chex Mix

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Chex Mix

Everyone’s favorite party snack mix made with Chex cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels, nuts, and a simple homemade sauce; all baked to perfection for the perfect Chex Mix Recipe! 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 434kcal
Author Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex cereal (I use use equal parts corn, rice, wheat Chex)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup mixed nuts

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter , melted
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt (I recommend Lawry’s)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (for spice) or smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tobacco or hot pepper sauce , optional

Instructions

  • Place the cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels and nuts into a large bowl.
  • Mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.
  • Slowly drizzle the butter mixture over the cereal, while tossing gently, to coat.
  • Preheat the oven 250°F. Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets, spreading it into an even layer. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

Microwave: Microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.

Slow cooker: Transfer the mixture to slow cooker and cook on LOW for 3 hours, stirring ever 45 minutes.

Make Ahead Instructions: Chex mix tastes freshest when served within 2-3 days of making it, but it will last stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions: Chex mix freezes great! Store in freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.
Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Other Mix-in’s and Variations: Substitute your favorite mix-in’s in a ratio of 1:1 for the mix ins in this recipe. 

  • Plain Cheerios
  • Variety of nuts: choose your favorite- pistachio, cashews, macadamia, etc.
  • Bagel chips
  • Popcorn
  • Cheetos
  • Corn chips or Bugles
  • Raisins
  • Make it spicy: Add 1-2 Tablespoons Tobasco or hot pepper sauce to the melted butter mixture.
  • Make sweet Chex mix– Substitute honey, cinnamon, chocolate or vanilla chex and use mix-ins like honey grahams, craisins, m&m’s, coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows, or small candies. Drizzle with a sweet syrup or melted chocolate.
  • Substitute cereal: This recipe uses 9 cups of chex cereal. Substitute any other type of chex cereal to total 9 cups.
  • For nut Allergy: omit the nuts and use more of the crackers or pretzels.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1076mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 898IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 19mg

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