Dessert | September 30, 2020

Sweet Chex Mix

Legit one of the most addicting snack desserts you will ever eat. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s chewy, it’s crunchy- it is all the best things combined into one big bowl of deliciousness. This sweet chex mix will be your new favorite.

WHAT IS SWEET CHEX MIX?

Sweet chex mix is a combination of salty and sweet mix-ins with a caramel-like syrup poured over. It is pretty dang easy to make and you can pick and choose different combination of mix-ins to create your own personal favorite!

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR SWEET CHEX MIX

You will need:

  • rice and corn chex
  • pretzels
  • slivered almonds
  • reese pieces or other holiday candy

WHAT CAN I SUB OR ADD?

You can sub different cereals for a more unique taste

  • life cereal
  • golden grahams
  • cinnamon toast crunch
  • pecans
  • add some toasted coconut

HOW TO MAKE STCKY SWEET CHEX MIX

Start by grabbing an XL bowl that can withstand high temps. In this bowl add

  • rice chex
  • corn chex
  • mini pretzels
  • slivered almonds
  • DO NOT add in your chocolate candy yet

HOW DO I SUB INGREDIENTS?

If you are choosing to sub a different cereal or candy keep the same proportions as mentioned down in the recipe card. to you have a total of 7 cups of cereal etc.

HOW TO MAKE THE CANDY SYRUP

On medium high heat add your butter, sugar, karo syrup. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes.

NO LONGER THAN TWO MINUTES IT WILL BE TOO HARD AS IT COOLS.

POUR OVER MIX-INS

Remove from the stove and pour the syrup over your cereal. Mix thoroughly.

WHEN DO I ADD IN THE CANDY

Wait till the mixture has cooled to just warm, near room temp. Then add in your chocolate candy.

HOW TO SERVE

Sweet chex mix can be served warm straight from making it or you can serve it at room temp!

HOW DO I STORE SWEET CHEX MIX?

Keep it in an airtight container, or bag. It does not need to be refrigerated.

IS THIS GLUTEN-FREE?

For the recipe to be 100% gluten free you need to either omit the pretzels or substitute them for gluten-free pretzels. Chex cereal, almonds and the syrup is all gluten free. So double check your candy and any other add-ins you choose for wheat.

OTHER FAQ’S

AFTER MY CHEX MIX COOLED IT WAS SUPER HARD

This means that it was boiled too long so the sugar came to a higher boiling point where it is at a “hard candy” state. You can remedy this by placing it in the microwave for a few seconds and it will soften up. As it cools however it will re-harden.

WHAT IS A GOOD BOWL FOR MIXING THE HOT SYRUP AND CANDY IN?

Don’t use plastic! It will melt. You can use a glass or oven proof bowl, metal or wood works also!

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5 from 2 votes
Sweet Chex Mix
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

Sweet and salty, crunchy chewy, the best of all the worlds chex mix.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex mix recipe, reese's Pieces chex mix
Servings: 12
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 4 c Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 c Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 c pretzels
  • 1/2 c sliced almonds
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c light corn syrup
  • 1-2 c Reese's Pieces
Instructions
  1. Mix cereals, pretzels and almonds in large heat proof bowl.

  2. Melt butter in heavy saucepan, add sugar and corn syrup. Stir continuously and boil for 2 minutes. Do not boil longer, or it will harden too much when cooled.

  3. Pour sugar mixture over cereal mixture, stir to coat.
  4. When chex mix has mostly cooled to warm, add Reese's Pieces.
  5. Serve immediately or package up to give away. If it hardens too much, warm for 10-20 seconds in microwave until soft.
Recipe Notes

OTHER FAQ'S

AFTER MY CHEX MIX COOLED IT WAS SUPER HARD

This means that it was boiled too long so the sugar came to a higher boiling point where it is at a "hard candy" state. You can remedy this by placing it in the microwave for a few seconds and it will soften up. As it cools however it will re-harden. 

WHAT IS A GOOD BOWL FOR MIXING THE HOT SYRUP AND CANDY IN?

Don't use plastic! It will melt. You can use a glass or oven proof bowl, metal or wood works also!

IS THIS GLUTEN-FREE?

For the recipe to be 100% gluten free you need to either omit the pretzels or substitute them for gluten-free pretzels. Chex cereal, almonds and the syrup is all gluten free. So double check your candy and any other add-ins you choose for wheat. 

HOW TO SERVE

Sweet chex mix can be served warm straight from making it or you can serve it at room temp!

HOW DO I STORE SWEET CHEX MIX?

Keep it in an airtight container, or bag. It does not need to be refrigerated. 

HOW TO MAKE STCKY SWEET CHEX MIX

Start by grabbing an XL bowl that can withstand high temps. In this bowl add

  • rice chex
  • corn chex
  • mini pretzels
  • slivered almonds
  • DO NOT add in your chocolate candy yet

HOW DO I SUB INGREDIENTS?

If you are choosing to sub a different cereal or candy keep the same proportions as mentioned down in the recipe card. to you have a total of 7 cups of cereal etc. 

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chex Mix
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 483mg21%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 931IU19%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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