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Picture this recipe for sweet chex mix: a combination of your favorite Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and a chocolatey, peanut buttery coating, all dusted with powdered sugar. Yum!

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Today, I’m super excited to share with you a recipe that’s a total crowd-pleaser. It’s my new recipe for Sweet Chex Mix that combines Chex mix and muddy buddies!

This isn’t just any ordinary snack. It’s a recipe for Chex mix that’s a tasty blend of sweet, salty, and crunchy that will have everyone asking for more!

The other day we got together with Jeremy’s family and this stuff got devoured almost instantly. It was my first time trying it on a crowd and it was obviously a winner.

It’s a version of Muddy Buddy Chex Mix that is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a movie night, a game day, or just a fun snack to enjoy with family.

It’s incredibly easy to make, and the best part? You can totally customize it to your liking. Love pecans? Add them in. Prefer white chocolate chips over peanut butter chips? Go for it!

With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you’ll have a delicious treat that’s sure to be a huge hit at your next party or family gathering.

Plus, it’s a great way to involve the kids in the kitchen. So, let’s dive into why this recipe for sweet chex mix is a must-try and how you can make your own batch of this sweet holiday season treat!

Some of our other favorite snack recipes we have on our site include: Homemade Spiced Roasted Nuts (for Holiday Gifts), Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Chex Mix Recipe, and Firecracker Chex Mix Recipe (Spicy Party Mix).

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. No Baking Required: This easy recipe only needs a microwave, making it super simple to prepare. It’s the perfect snack mix if you want something quick and super tasty!
  2. Perfect for Any Occasion: Great for holiday parties, family gatherings, or just a great snack. I love making a big batch so I can have lots of leftovers!
  3. Fun to Make: An enjoyable activity for the whole family. Lily’s favorite part is definitely the mixing. She probably likes that even more than eating it!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Corn Chex
  • Rice Chex
  • Chocolate Chex
  • Mini pretzels
  • Mixed nuts
  • Powdered sugar
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (for the sauce)
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Salted butter
  • Vanilla extract
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HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE FOR SWEET CHEX MIX:

  1. In a large bowl, gently stir together the corn chex, rice chex, chocolate chex, pretzels, and mixed nuts, and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, make the sauce. Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salted butter. Microwave in 15-30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture to the Chex ingredients and gently stir to combine until well coated.
  5. Working in batches and using a zip-top bag, add about 2 cups worth of the Chex mix mixture. Pour in some of the powdered sugar, about ⅓ cup. Close the bag and toss well to coat everything in the powdered sugar. If it seems like you need more powdered sugar, add more until it is coated to your liking.
  6. Add the coated mixture to a large bowl and repeat until all of the Chex mix is coated. How much powdered sugar you end up using depends on how much you add to each batch.
  7. Finally, toss the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips with the Chex Mix. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Absolutely, feel free to customize! For instance, if you’re not a fan of regular Chex mix, try using Peanut Butter Chex or even Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix for a twist.

Don’t like salty nuts? Swap them out for something else you love.

The beauty of this recipe is its versatility, making it the perfect party snack. It’s like creating your own savory or sweet Chex mix!

Definitely! This easy sweet Chex mix recipe is perfect for making ahead.

Once prepared, lay it out in a single layer to cool. Once cooled, transfer to an airtight container.

It stays fresh and crisp, ensuring you have a good snack mix ready whenever you need it.

Whether it’s for a family breakfast or just to have some gooey Chex mix on hand, it works wonderfully.

I love to keep it in the freezer myself and grab handfuls whenever the craving hits. It’s FANTASTIC frozen!!

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Yes, and it’s a fantastic idea! This snack mix recipe can be a thoughtful and delicious gift.

Pack it in a cute jar or a bag, maybe tie a ribbon around it, and voila! You’ve got a delightful present.

Whether it’s muddy buddies or a simple syrup-coated mix, it’s a lovely way to spread some joy.

Plus, homemade gifts like this show a little bit extra care and thought, perfect for any occasion.

This is the perfect treat for additions! Here is a great list to get you started.

  • White chocolate drizzle
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Dried fruit like cranberries
  • M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces
  • Cinnamon sugar sprinkle
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Chopped up peanut butter cups
  • Caramel drizzle

Absolutely. Check these out if you’re looking to swap some things.

  • Almond butter for peanut butter
  • Gluten-free pretzels for regular pretzels
  • Vegan chocolate chips for regular chocolate chips
  • Sunflower seeds for nuts (for nut allergies)
  • Honey Nut Cheerios for one type of Chex
  • Dark chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips
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HOW TO STORE:

Room Temp: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Freezer: Freeze for up to 3 months for a refreshing, crunchy treat.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • For an even coating, shake the mix in a bag with powdered sugar.
  • Add the chocolate and peanut butter chips after the mix has cooled to prevent melting.
  • Use a large bowl for easy mixing.
  • If you prefer a less sweet mix, reduce the amount of powdered sugar.
  • Store in the freezer for a unique, cold snack experience.
  • Experiment with different cereals and nuts to find your perfect mix.
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Sweet Chex Mix is more than just a snack; it’s a joyful little treat that brings smiles and happiness. Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or just a regular day, this recipe for sweet chex mix is bound to be a hit.

It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty flavors, easy to make, and even easier to love.

So, go ahead, give it a try, and enjoy the deliciousness of your very own homemade Chex mix!

If you’ve tried this RECIPE FOR SWEET CHEX MIX, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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The BEST Recipe for Sweet Chex Mix

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Picture this recipe for sweet chex mix: a combination of your favorite Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and a chocolatey, peanut buttery coating, all dusted with powdered sugar. Yum!
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

For the sauce:

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, gently stir together the corn chex, rice chex, chocolate chex, pretzels, and mixed nuts, and set aside.
    3 cups corn Chex, 3 cups rice Chex, 3 cups chocolate Chex, 1 & ½ cups mini pretzels, 1 cup mixed nuts
  • In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, make the sauce. Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salted butter. Microwave in 15-30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
    1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup salted butter
  • Stir in the vanilla.
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the Chex ingredients and gently stir to combine until well coated.
  • Working in batches and using a zip-top bag, add about 2 cups worth of the Chex mix mixture. Pour in some of the powdered sugar, about ⅓ cup. Close the bag and toss well to coat everything in the powdered sugar. If it seems like you need more powdered sugar, add more until it is coated to your liking.
    3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • Add the coated mixture to a large bowl and repeat until all of the Chex mix is coated. How much powdered sugar you end up using depends on how much you add to each batch.
  • Finally, toss the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips with the Chex Mix. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
    1/2 cup peanut butter chips, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Notes

  • For an even coating, shake the mix in a bag with powdered sugar.
  • Add the chocolate and peanut butter chips after the mix has cooled to prevent melting.
  • Use a large bowl for easy mixing.
  • If you prefer a less sweet mix, reduce the amount of powdered sugar.
  • Store in the freezer for a unique, cold snack experience.
  • Experiment with different cereals and nuts to find your perfect mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 6mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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