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Sweet Chex Mix

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
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, optional

Instructions

  • PREP: 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.

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Notes

Note 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

Serving: 10servings | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 76.9g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 36.6mg | Sodium: 276.5mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55.6g