Sweet gooey Chex mix recipe – One of those classic party or holiday snacks that seems so lame when you look at it, but you can’t stay out of it once you try it.
We had a friend bring over a bag for Christmas this last year. I grabbed a handful and then the next thing I knew, the whole bag was gone. My husband and kids didn’t even get a bite. Oopsies…a classic snaccident!
It’s really that good and that addicting. You have to try it!
This is such a yummy treat to eat while watching a movie or hanging at a party etc! The ultimate party mix! It’s so simple and it’s a nice change from popcorn. You could totally mix things up and add nuts too.
Ingredients for Sweet Chex Mix
It’s the simple things that are the best, right?! There is nothing crazy in this recipe, just simple ingredients blended together in the perfect way. Here is your grocery list:
- Unsalted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
- Light Corn Syrup
- Corn Chex
- Rice Chex
- Golden Graham Cereal
- Slivered Almonds
- Shredded Coconut Flakes
The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Variations and Substitutions
Feel free to add or swap any of the ingredients you want. Peanuts or cashews would be a great addition or mini pretzels. You can also swap the cereals for other ones you love…Wheat Chex, Crispix, Cheerios or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I’ve seen people use those crunchy chow mein noodles in this mix too or Bugles for a little more salty taste.
If you want to play with the flavor a little, swap the corn syrup for honey and/or the granulated sugar for brown sugar.
Not a coconut fan? Just omit it!
How to Make Sweet Chex Mix Recipe
Snack foods should be simple and quick in my book. Otherwise, you’ve missed the point of a snack. Am I right? Yes, yes I am! Here are the basics:
- Combine the cereals, nuts and coconut in a bowl and line two cookie sheets with parchment.
- Add the butter, corn syrup, vanilla and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from the stove and pour over the cereal mixture.
- Stir together and then spread out on the parchment paper to cool.
These steps can be found in the recipe card below as well.
Reasons I Love This Recipe
Scalable: It’s so easy to scale up or down in the recipe. If you’re making neighbor gifts for the oven
No Bake: There is no baking, no oven, no long hours in the kitchen. I don’t have time for that when the holidays come around, so this is a great option for a quick and simple snack.
Fast: This recipe comes together in a total time of about 10 minutes with a little prep time and a couple minutes at the stove. Then it’s just a matter of letting it cool.
Addicting: I dare you try just one handful of this sweet snack mix! The combination of sweet and salty with crunchy tex