Home > Snacks > Sweet Chex Mix Recipe Sweet Chex Mix Recipe February 23, 2020 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This Sweet Chex® Mix Recipe is the perfect treat to bring to an event and share with family and friends. It’s sweet, sticky, chewy, gooey, and loaded with flavor! This snack mix is completely addicting! Looking for more potluck sweets? These Oreo® balls, fruit salsa with cinnamon chips, or this cinnamon sugar snack mix are always crowd favorites. Any excuse we can find to make Sweet Chex Mix, we do. Holidays, birthdays, potlucks, game days — you name it! This sticky, sweet, and nutty snack mix is the perfect shareable treat. It also makes a great edible gift for friends or neighbors during the holiday season. Besides being delicious, it’s also such an easy recipe. No baking required, and ready in about 20 minutes. What’s not to love?! Ingredients Rice Chex cereal Corn Chex cereal Golden Grahams® cereal: Use any leftover cereal in these Smores bars! Mixed nuts: We like usingroasted and salted mixed nuts for a richer snack mix flavor. Shredded sweetened coconut Granulated white sugar Light corn syrup Unsalted butter Salt: This balances the sweetness and overall intensify flavors. Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds a nice overall flavor to the mix. Coconut extract: This brings out the flavor of the coconut flakes and adds a nice overall flavor. It’s optional, so if you love coconut, you’ll want to add it and if not, it will still be great without it! How to make Sweet Chex Mix The descriptions below correlate with the photo collage in this post. Add all the cereal, nuts, and coconut to a large, foil-lined sheet pan. Combine the butter, corn syrup, and sugar in a pot. Melt the butter and then bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Pour over the cereal mix. Immediately toss the cereal mix to get covered in the sugary coating. Let stand on the sheet pan until hardened. It doesn’t harden completely — the mix is supposed to be sticky. Variations and substitutions Sweet Chex Mix with M&M’s: Once the mixture has cooled down and hardened a bit, stir in 1 to 2 cups of M&M’s®. The M&M’s can be holiday themed or event specific (think pastel M&M’s for a baby shower!). Sweet Chex Mix with chocolate: Once the mixture has cooled down completely, melt some milk or white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Transfer the melted chocolate to a plastic bag and cut off the tip with scissors. Pipe the melted chocolate across the snack mix and allow to harden. Nut-free: Leave out the nuts and replace them in equal parts with extra cereal! Less gooey and sticky: Add an extra cup of Rice Chex and an extra cup of Corn Chex. Less coconut flavored: Leave out the coconut extract. Sweet Chex Mix with powdered sugar: Thinking of Muddy Buddies? It’s one of our favorite treats as well! Sweet Chex Mix tips Make sure the sugary syrup boils for 2 full minutes; it’s important to get that full amount of time to boil. I recommend using an extra-large sheet pan (15×21 inches) or two large sheet pans. I like these pans-they’re 15×21 inches and work perfectly to toss everything together. Speaking of sheet pan, don’t forget to line it with foil or parchment paper; this mix is sticky! Once the cereal is coated in the syrup mixture, work quickly to toss the cereal in the mixture. The quicker you work, the better the coating will stick to the cereal and nuts. More delicious treats Tiger Butter Fudge only four ingredients Toffee with lots of tips! Chocolate Popcorn with marshmallows and three types of chocolate! White Chocolate Chex Mix easy no-bake mix Trail Mix five easy recipes FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Sweet Chex Mix - Review this recipe Sweet Chex Mix is the perfect treat to bring to an event and share with family and friends. It's sweet, sticky, gooey, and loaded with flavor! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Sweet Chex Mix - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Sweet Chex Mix is the perfect treat to bring to an event and share with family and friends. It's sweet, sticky, gooey, and loaded with flavor! Course Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian Cuisine American Keyword Sweet Chex Mix Recipe Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Setting Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes Servings 8 -10 servings Calories 521kcal Cost $6.43 Ingredients3 cups Rice Chex cereal (See Note 1)3 cups Corn Chex cereal3 cups Golden Grahams cereal1 and 1/2 cups roasted and salted mixed nuts2 cups sweetened shredded coconut3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons1 cup granulated white sugar1 cup light corn syrup1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, optional InstructionsPREP: Line a very large sheet pan (15x21 inches) with parchment paper or foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray.CEREAL: On the prepared pan, combine the 3 cups Rice Chex cereal, 3 cups Corn Chex cereal, 3 cups Golden Grahams cereal, 1 and 1/2 cups mixed roasted and salted nuts, and 2 cups sweetened coconut. Toss together with your hands.SYRUP: Place the 3/4 cup unsalted butter (cut into tablespoons), the 1 cup white sugar, and the 1 cup corn syrup in a pan and stir over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. After 2 minutes, remove from the heat and carefully add in the 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla (it may sputter), and optional 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract.COAT CEREAL: Pour the prepared sugar mixture over the cereal mixture on the pan and, using 2 wooden spoons or a spatula and a spoon, toss to evenly coat. Make sure all the cereal/nuts/coconut are well-coated in the sugar mixture. Let mixture stand at room temperature until hardened and firm, about 1-2 hours. The mix won't ever fully firm up; it is meant to be sticky and gooey.STORAGE: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. The cereal and nuts do get softer/mushier each day the mix sits. We like this mix best the first or second day after it is made. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: This mixture is sticky, gooey, and very sweet. If you'd like it less sweet and/or less gooey, add 1 extra cup of each of the cereals. (We like this mix just as written - sticky and sweet!) Nutrition FactsServing: 10servings | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 76.9g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 36.6mg | Sodium: 276.5mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55.6g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.