Best Ever Chex Mix

My favorite chex mix; This chex mix recipe uses coconut, almonds, and other cereals to make the best tasting chex mix you’ll ever have!

chex mix recipe

Do you drink much Kool-Aid?  Me neither.  I’ve never been a huge fan of the stuff.   On the other hand, my kids get tired of drinking water, and I get tired of shelling out for milk and single-serving drinks.  I found a sweet sale + coupon price of $.07 per packet on the Kool-Aid, so I went nuts and bought 45 packages, 5 each of 9 different flavors.

I learned something interesting by doing this. Did you know that a 13-year-old is perfectly capable of making a pitcher full of Kool-Aid, but completely incapable of cleaning up the mess? I always know when offspring #2 has been making Kool-Aid, because I find the following items on the kitchen counter:

– Empty drink packet, torn into two pieces
– Container of sugar
– Measuring Cup
– Pitcher of Kool-Aid
– Empty cup with traces of Kool-Aid in it

And so, Kool-Aid has surprisingly become a tool for teaching my son responsibility.  Son: “Mom, can I make Kool-Aid?”  Me:  “Last time, that didn’t work out too well for me.”  He is now pointing out to me that he cleaned up his mess.  And I am responding by making him list every part of the mess that he believes he cleaned up.

I’m going for Meanest Mom on the Block.  How am I doing?

Chex mix

Today, I kept the kids fed with this Chex Mix.  I felt like I was spoiling them, because I normally only make this for parties.  I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, and I have no idea where she got it.  Nor do I care, because this is my single favorite chex mix ever, which is saying a lot, because I really like the muddy buddies.  I might start trying to pass it off as my own recipe.

Chex mix recipe

A real bonus of these cereal snacks is the no-baking aspect.  Especially when it is 100 degrees outside, like it is today.  This particular recipe takes just a few minutes to put together, and a few more to cool, and it is ready to eat.  Will it keep?  I have no idea.  I’ve never had a batch last more than one day!

By the way, while it’s true that both my SIL and I have been known to serve this baby right on the sheet pan, I really prefer to break it up and put it in a bowl like this cute Pyrex.  Plan on re-filling, though, because you can only fit about half the batch in this bowl.

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Best Ever Chex Mix
A quick and easy gooey chex mix.
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 8 cups
  • ½ box Rice or Corn Chex cereal (I used a 14 oz. box)
  • ½ box Golden Grahams (I used a 12 oz. box)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  1. In a large bowl, place cereals, coconut, and almonds. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and add sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, and boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour boiling mixture over cereal mixture, and stir to coat.
  4. Turn out onto a buttered sheet pan. Allow to cool before eating.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Party Popcorn from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Caramel Cereal Clusters from Get Off Your Butt and Bake
Biscoff Granola Balls from Mother Thyme

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4 thoughts on “Best Ever Chex Mix

  1. Anna

    Hi Jen,

    These pictures makes me hungry 😀
    Oh and thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll try this, for sure!
    Hopefully you continue to share more similar recipes.

    Anna :}

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