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This is hands-down the BEST sweet Chex mix recipe, EVER! This easy recipe has all of the things you love in a Chex mix but covered in a sugary sweet mixture you won’t be able to resist.

I love serving this Chex mix when we host people at our house.  Whether it’s for an Adult Game Night, a New Year’s Eve Party or a Baby Shower, this sweet treat will be a hit with your guests!

a blue bowl of homemade sweet Chex mix

Best Sweet Chex Mix

This sweet Chex mix is one of our family’s favorite treats! It is a heavenly little snack that were introduced to years ago by a friend, and it has been on our must make list ever since. Beware, this snack is AH-dictive. We make it for traveling. We make it for holidays. We make it for goody bags for neighbors and friends. We make it just because it is Friday… or Tuesday. Or Sunday.

pouring the butter and sugar mixture over chex cereal is a step in making sweet chex mix

How To Make Sweet Chex Mix

The list of ingredients to make this sweet Chex mix is very simple – no strange or hard-to-find items. BUT it might seem a bit daunting in the how-much-butter-can-a-person-eat way, and a hide-the-scale-after-I-eat-the-whole-batch way.

Don’t fret about it too much… just don’t make it everyday… or every week for that matter. And when you make it, do as I do…always set some aside for your closest friend.

You’ll start by mixing the butter and sugar into a delicious syrup. Next, pour the syrup over the Chex cereal. With a rubber spatula begin to gently combine the cereal and the syrup. Stir the mixture until the cereal is covered evenly.

a red bowl being mixed with all of the ingredients for a sweet chex mix recipe

Tips For Making Sweet Chex Mix

Now here is the secret to keeping this snack chewy and ooey gooey. It needs to be monitored as it cools, and it is best to spread it out to cool. Bring out 2-3 cookie sheets and dump the mixture equally between the cookie sheets.

Get out your cooking spray and spray your hands. With freshly greased hands, separate the cereal pieces from each other and spread them out on the cookies sheets. Now go wash your hands. 😉

Over the next 30 minutes to an hour, keep turning the cereal over and separating every 15 minutes or so. You don’t have to separate it anymore, but you’ll want to keep it moving as it cools. Once it has cooled you can store it or give it away.

a cookie sheet full of sweet Chex mix made from this recipe

Tools Used To Make Sweet Chex Mix

  • Large mixing bowl
  • My favorite new spatula
  • Cookie sheets
  • Cooking spray

Add-Ins For Your Sweet Chex Mix

I love this recipe because it’s so simple to make.  If you’d like to add a little variety to this recipe, here are a few things you can add to it.

  • Pretzels that will add a salty compliment
  • Fresh coconut
  • Sliced almonds
  • Peanuts
  • M&Ms

looking down on small bowl full of sweet Chex mix

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Easy Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

This is hands-down the BEST sugary sweet Chex Mix Recipe, EVER!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup light karo syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 box of corn Chex 1/2 box of rice Chex
  • cooking spray for your hands

Instructions

  1. Put the Chex into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a deep sauce pan add the syrup, sugar, and butter. Heat it over med high heat, stirring often.
  3. When the mixture starts to boil, stir constantly and allow the mixture to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour the syrup over the cereal ad gently combine the cereal and the syrup with a rubber spatula. Stir until the cereal is covered evenly.
  5. Dump the mixture into an even layer onto 2-3 cookie sheets. Spray your hands with cooking spray and separate the cereal pieces from each other.
  6. Continue  turning the cereal over and separating it, every 15 minutes or so for up to 1 hour.
  7. Once it has cooled you can eat it, store it or give it away!

 

a blue bowl filled with sweet Chex mix made using this recipe

I am not kidding when I tell you this simple, buttery, sugary snack tastes like the delectable cousin of a rice crispy treat, and it is one of the best treats you will eat.

ENJOY!!!

About the Author: Larissa was a former Food Contributor on Somewhat Simple (2011), she now shares her creative adventures full-time on her own blog Just Another Day in Paradise.

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