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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

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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.

  • Pour the Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl
  • In a large saucepan mix the butter, syrup and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently
  • Bring the syrup to a boil and let it boil for 3 minutes
  • Stir continuously as the mixture is boiling
  • After 3 minutes, remove from heat
  • Next, pour the syrup over the Chex cereal.
  • With a rubber spatula begin to gently combine the cereal and the syrup until it is covered evenly
  • Pour the mixture evenly out over 2 or 3 cookie sheets
  • Spray your hands with cooking spray and then separate any pieces that are stuck together
  • Let the mixture cool for about an hour, flipping and separating it every 15 minutes

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 sweet Chex mix 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.

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

How To Store Sweet Chex Mix

If you haven’t devoured the entire batch in one day, you’ll want to store any leftover mix in an airtight container. While regular Chex mix can stay fresh for several weeks if stored properly, this sweet mix won’t last nearly as long because it’s covered in the delicious sugary syrup. Stored properly, this mix should stay fresh for about 5-7 days after making it but if my kids see any, it won’t last nearly that long.

More Delicious Chex Mix Recipes

Easy Sweet Chex Mix 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. Now that you know how to make this simple recipe, it’s time to give it a try! Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you loved it or tag us on social media because we love to see what you’ve been up to in the kitchen!

Chex mix recipe
4.78 from 9 votes

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


  • 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


  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 and 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!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chex Mix Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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

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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