Almond Coconut Chex Mix includes my favorite cereals, pretzels, and golden grahams tossed in a sweet syrup to make the most addicting snack mix!

A wooden bowl filled with Chex cereal, Teddy grahams , pretzel sticks, almonds, and coconut and topped with a corn syrup mixture to make a chewy snack mix.

Happy Friday! You’ll have to excuse me as I go cry in a corner since my sister is leaving today. She’s been here this whole week and we have had such a BLAST. My kids have especially loved attacking my baby nephew with loves and kisses.

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The snack mix may help to cheer me up a little. After all, it is my favorite “snack” mix of all time.

A bowl filled with Chex cereal, Teddy grahams , pretzel sticks, almonds, and coconut with a wooden spoon in it as well.

One of our old neighbors gave my mom the recipe many years ago and it has since become a family favorite. We would bring it on any and all summer camping trips or road trips growing up.

A hand reaching in to a bowl to grab a pinch of almond coconut Chex mix.

You can completely customize it depending on what cereal your family likes. It’s easy to throw together, it lasts for several days, and it’s incredibly addicting!

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A white bowl filled with the best Sweet Chex Mix Recipe.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins


  • 10 cups Chex cereal , Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex or a mix of multiple kinds
  • 3 heaping cup mini pretzel twists , or sticks
  • 2 cups honey graham bears
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds*
  • 2 cup shredded sweetened coconut , to taste

For the syrup coating:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Prepare two sheet pans with parchment paper. Add cereals, pretzels, honey grahams, nuts and coconut to a very large mixing bowl.
  • Add butter to a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted add corn syrup and sugar and stir well to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Once the mixture comes to a full rolling boil over medium heat, cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat immediately and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Slowly pour syrup over the chex mix and use a wooden spoon to gently stir to coat the cereal
  • Pour cereal out onto prepared baking sheet and allow to cool before eating.


Yield: Makes around 16 cups.
Make Ahead Instructions: Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
Recipe Variations:
  • Mix-Ins - Snack mixes are great because you can adapt any of the main ingredients for what you like. Choose your favorite kind of Chex cereal or other types of cereal. Add peanuts, cashews, or your favorite nut, toss in m&m's, chocolate chips, marshmallows, or whatever you like. The options are endless!
  • Traditional Chex Mix
  • Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies
  • Muddy Buddies


Calories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 301mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 7gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 472IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 10mg

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  1. I think the flavor is great; however, the picture really gives the illusion it has a hard Carmel corn like texture and this is soft and chewy like Rice Krispies. To me it was a waste of money. This really should be more specific so someone doesn’t get the illusion they are making a brittle.

  2. 5 stars
    Hey there! I added chocolate chips in the mixture and it melted a little and it’s so good! It’s like an almond joy

  3. 3 stars
    Same sticky problem. Flavor is good! It just all is stuck together even though I spread it out on parchment paper for over 30 minutes.

  4. I made this yesterday and although it is delicious I was disappointed in the consistency. I thought it would be like reaching into a bag of Poppycock but mine didn’t firm up as I thought it would. Should I have cooked the syrup longer?

  5. My syrup didn’t “set” up, I don’t think. The whole batch is very sticky and gooey!
    Is there any way to fix this? Its a big bowl of ingredients I’d hate to have to go waste!

    1. Hi Kari, I’m sorry! next time try cooking the syrup a little longer. (cooking times can vary depending on your altitude and humidity).

  6. Do you think a half teaspoon of almond extract would be OK to add after the soda….just to accent the almond flavor?
    This recipe looks amazing. Thank you.

  7. this looks wonderful…does the glaze/syrup mixture firm up and become hard or is the mix sticky?

    1. Hi Angela, It does firm up. It doesn’t get completely hard (not tacky on your teeth), but it’s not sticky to your fingers at all either.

  8. This sounds delicious! My kids love eating mixes such as these! I wondered with the sauce would you add the baking soda at the end of heating with the corn syrup and sugar?
    Love your website and blog 😉

  9. This is like a chocolate-free Almond Joy. Sounds delicious! Cute kids too. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda