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November 7, 2023

Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

Easy, Tasty, and Perfect for Gifting!

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Craving an easy, tasty snack to share during the holidays? Our irresistible homemade Chex Mix recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors. Whether you're whipping up a batch for Christmas gatherings or just a cozy evening in, this homemade Chex Mix will have your taste buds singing. Get ready to create a delightful Christmas snack mix that's sure to please everyone.

Chex Mix Recipe with Cereal

  • Prep time: 5 mins

  • Cook time: 45 mins

  • Total time: 50 mins

  • Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 6 cups Chex cereal, rice or corn

  • 2 cups mini pretzels

  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts

  • 1 cup salted mixed nuts

  • 1 cup red and green M&Ms

  • 6 oz white chocolate melts

  • Holiday sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Measure all ingredients.

  2. Add butter and brown sugar to a small saucepan over low heat until melted and dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the cereal, pretzels, and butter mixture. Gently toss until well combined.

  4. Pour the cereal mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread into an even layer. 

  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once baked, set aside to cool completely.

  6. Once cooled, add the mixed nuts, peanuts, and M&Ms and mix to combine.

  7. Add the white chocolate melts to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring between each cycle until melted.

  8. Once melted, drizzle over the mix. Add sprinkles over the melted chocolate, and allow to harden before transferring to a serving bowl. Enjoy.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Measure all ingredients.

Ingredients for a homemade chex mix recipe for Christmas.
Ingredients for a homemade chex mix recipe for Christmas.
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Step 2

Add butter and brown sugar to a small saucepan over low heat until melted and dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.

Melted butter and brown sugar in a saucepan, part of a recipe for Christmas Chex Mix.
Melted butter and brown sugar in a saucepan, part of a recipe for Christmas Chex Mix.
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Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, add the cereal, pretzels, and butter mixture. Gently toss until well combined.

Cereal, pretzels and butter in a bowl being prepared for a Christmas Chex Snack Mix.
Cereal, pretzels and butter in a bowl being prepared for a Christmas Chex Snack Mix.
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Step 4

Pour the cereal mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread into an even layer. 

Homemade chex mix ready to go into the oven.
Homemade chex mix ready to go into the oven.
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Step 5

Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once baked, set aside to cool completely.

Baking homemade Christmas chex mix, stirring regularly.
Baking homemade Christmas chex mix, stirring regularly.
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Step 6

Once cooled, add the mixed nuts, peanuts, and M&Ms and mix to combine.

Adding nuts and M&Ms to a batch of homemade chex mix just out of the oven.
Adding nuts and M&Ms to a batch of homemade chex mix just out of the oven.
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Step 7

Add the white chocolate melts to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring between each cycle until melted.

Melting white chocolate as part of a chex mix recipe.
Melting white chocolate as part of a chex mix recipe.
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Step 8

Once melted, drizzle over the mix. Add sprinkles over the melted chocolate, and allow to harden before transferring to a serving bowl. Enjoy.

Melted white chocolate drizzled over homemade chex mix for Christmas.
Melted white chocolate drizzled over homemade chex mix for Christmas.
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