Everyone’s favorite savory Chex Mix snack mix made with Chex cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels, nuts, and a simple homemade sauce; all baked to perfection! 

Looking for more easy party snacks? Don’t miss my Muddy Buddies, Almond Coconut Chex Mix, Homemade Granola, or my step-by-step guide to Homemade Hummus.

Overhead photo of a bowl filled with homemade Chex mix.

Everyone loves a good snack mix, and this homemade Chex mix is bursting with bold flavors, it’s easy to adapt to add what you like, and it makes a ton! You’ll see that I’ve added nuts, cheese crackers and pretzels, but I’ve listed tons of other flavor ideas below.

The ingredients for Chex mix in individual labeled bowls.

How to Make Chex Mix:

1. Add to bowl: Place the cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels and nuts into a large bowl.

2. Mix sauce ingredients: Mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.

Two process photos for making Chex mix.

3. Toss to coat: Slowly drizzle the butter mixture over the cereal, while tossing gently, to coat.

4. Choose cooking method:

  • Bake (recommended method): Preheat the oven 250°F. Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets, spreading it into an even layer. Bake the Chex Mix for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Microwave: Microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.
  • Slow cooker: Transfer the mixture to slow cooker and cook on LOW for 3 hours, stirring ever 45 minutes.

A baking sheet with seasoned, baked Chex mix.

Other Mix-in’s and Variations:

There are so many other things you can add to a C’

hex mix recipe.  Substitute your favorite mix-in’s in a ratio of 1:1. Here are some ideas:

  • Plain Cheerios
  • Variety of nuts: choose your favorite– pistachio, cashews, macadamia, etc.
  • Bagel chips
  • Popcorn
  • Cheetos
  • Corn chips or Bugles
  • Raisins
  • Make it spicy: Add 1-2 Tablespoons Tabasco or hot pepper sauce to the melted butter mixture.
  • Make sweet Chex mix– Substitute honey, cinnamon, chocolate or vanilla Chex and use mix-ins like honey grahams, Craisins, m&m’s, coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows, or small candies. Drizzle with a sweet syrup or melted chocolate.
  • Substitute cereal: This recipe uses 9 cups of Chex cereal. Substitute any other type of Chex cereal to total 9 cups.
  • For nut Allergy: omit the nuts and use more of the crackers or pretzels.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To make ahead: Chex mix tastes freshest when served within 2-3 days of making it, but it will last stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

To freeze: Chex mix freezes great! Store in freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

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Recipe

Overhead photo of a bowl filled with homemade Chex mix.
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total 25 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 9 cups Chex cereal (I use use equal parts corn, rice, wheat Chex)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup mixed nuts

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter , melted
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt (I recommend Lawry’s)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (for spice) or smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tobasco or hot pepper sauce , optional

Instructions
 

  • Place the cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels and nuts into a large bowl.
  • Mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.
  • Slowly drizzle the butter mixture over the cereal, while tossing gently, to coat.
  • Preheat the oven 250°F. Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets, spreading it into an even layer. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

Microwave: Microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.
Slow cooker: Transfer the mixture to slow cooker and cook on LOW for 3 hours, stirring ever 45 minutes.
Make Ahead Instructions: Chex mix tastes freshest when served within 2-3 days of making it, but it will last stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Freezing Instructions: Chex mix freezes great! Store in freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.
Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
Other Mix-in's and Variations: Substitute your favorite mix-in's in a ratio of 1:1 for the mix ins in this recipe. 
  • Plain Cheerios
  • Variety of nuts: choose your favorite- pistachio, cashews, macadamia, etc.
  • Bagel chips
  • Popcorn
  • Cheetos
  • Corn chips or Bugles
  • Raisins
  • Make it spicy: Add 1-2 Tablespoons Tobasco or hot pepper sauce to the melted butter mixture.
  • Make sweet Chex mix- Substitute honey, cinnamon, chocolate or vanilla chex and use mix-ins like honey grahams, craisins, m&m’s, coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows, or small candies. Drizzle with a sweet syrup or melted chocolate.
  • Substitute cereal: This recipe uses 9 cups of chex cereal. Substitute any other type of chex cereal to total 9 cups.
  • For nut Allergy: omit the nuts and use more of the crackers or pretzels.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 1076mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 898IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 19mg

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    1. Apparently I need to moderate my enthusiasm.
      Thank you for your recipes….some, of which, I had lost from my Mother.
      I appreciate your preparation and videos.