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. Sweet Chex Mix Recipe We find any excuse to make Sweet Chex Mix, whether it be for holidays, birthdays, potlucks, or game days. This mix, sticky, sweet, and nutty, serves as the perfect treat to share. It also makes an excellent edible gift for friends or neighbors during the holiday season. This recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. It requires no baking and is ready in about 20 minutes. What’s there not to love? Note: In this post, we mention Chex, Oreos, Golden Grahams, and M&M’s, which are all trademarked food brands. We respect trademarks! You can use any brand of similar products when preparing this snack mix. Ingredients In This Sweet And Salty Chex Mix Recipe Cereals (Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams): Form the crunchy, slightly sweet base of the mix. Use any leftover Golden Grahams in these Smores bars! Roasted and Salted Mixed Nuts: Add savory crunch and contrast the sweetness. Sweetened Shredded Coconut: Provides extra sweetness and a chewy texture. Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, Light Corn Syrup: Combine to create a rich, sweet syrup that coats the mix, giving it a sticky texture. Fine Sea Salt: Enhances overall flavors and balances sweetness. Vanilla and Coconut Extracts (optional): Add depth and complexity to the flavor, with vanilla giving warmth and coconut adding a tropical note. QUICK TIP Be sure to let the corn syrup/sugar mix boil for a full 2 minutes. We’re creating a syrup that will coat everything, and the cooking time affects the texture. How To Make Sweet Chex Mix Prep: Line a large sheet pan with parchment or foil and spray with cooking spray. Mix: Combine Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams, nuts, and coconut on the pan. Syrup: Cook butter, sugar, and corn syrup until boiling; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add salt and extracts. Coat: Pour syrup over cereal mix, toss to coat. Set: Let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours. Store: Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Best enjoyed within the first two days. VARIATIONS 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 flavor: Leave out the coconut extract. Sweet Chex Mix with powdered sugar: Thinking of Muddy Buddies? It’s one of our favorite treats as well! More Delicious Treats Tiger Butter Fudge Toffee Chocolate Popcorn White Chocolate Chex Mix Trail Mix FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Sweet Chex Mix 5 from 1 vote - 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 5 from 1 vote - 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 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes minutes Setting Time 1 hour hour Total Time 1 hour hour 20 minutes minutes Servings 8 -10 servings Chelsea Lords Calories 767kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $6.43 Ingredients▢ 3 cups Rice Chex cereal (See Note 1)▢ 3 cups Corn Chex cereal▢ 3 cups Golden Grahams cereal▢ 1 and 1/2 cups roasted and salted mixed nuts▢ 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut▢ 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons▢ 1 cup granulated white sugar▢ 1 cup light corn syrup▢ 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract▢ 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, optionalUS - Metric USMetric 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 ½ cups mixed roasted and salted nuts, and 2 cups sweetened coconut. Toss together with your hands.SYRUP: Place the ¾ 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 ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla (it may sputter), and optional ½ 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 a bit firmer, add 1 extra cup of each of the cereals. (We like this mix just as written - sticky and sweet!) Nutrition FactsServing: 10servings | Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 1286IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 10mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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