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Sweet Chex Mix

Sweet and salty, crunchy chewy, the best of all the worlds chex mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 499kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cup Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cup Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cup pretzels
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1-2 cup Reese's Pieces

Instructions

  • Mix cereals, pretzels and almonds in large heat proof bowl.
  • 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.
  • Pour sugar mixture over cereal mixture, stir to coat.
  • When chex mix has mostly cooled to warm, add Reese's Pieces.
  • Serve immediately or package up to give away. If it hardens too much, warm for 10-20 seconds in microwave until soft.

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

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 6mg