Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

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This Sweet Chex Mix Recipe is SINFULLY delicious! Loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and marshmallows, it’s a party favorite and so easy to make!

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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

We took this Sweet Chex Mix Recipe to a Super Bowl party recently and it was completely polished before half-time. It’s one of those treats that people take a little handful to start off with, then keep sneaking back for more because they can’t stay away.This would be a perfect little treat to package up and give as gifts for Valentine’s Day or Christmas, or any occasion really! If you like chocolatey, caramel-y, peanut buttery goodness.. this recipe is for you!

What is in a Sweet Chex Mix?

  • Start with chocolate Chex cereal, or a combination of chocolate with wheat, rice, and corn.
  • Then you’ll make a sweet caramel mixture to drizzle over the cereal. So yummy!
  • Next, add in your favorite candy. I love little Almond Joy bites (like in this Almond Joy Chex Mix Recipe, mini Rolos, M&Ms, Cadbury Mini Eggs (for Easter), Reese’s Pieces, chopped Twix bars, anything you like!
  • Finally, drizzle melted milk and white chocolate over the whole thing and let it cool. This snack is completely irresistible and fun to eat!

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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This Sweet Chex Mix Recipe is SINFULLY delicious! Loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and marshmallows, it's a party favorite and so easy to make!

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
  • In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour caramel mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-sized pieces.
  • Make sure Chex mixture is cool to the touch (so candy doesn’t melt.) Evenly sprinkle mini peanut butter cups candy and miniature marshmallows over Chex mixture.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramel baking bits and cream uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over snack. Microwave the milk chocolate baking chips next, starting with 20-seconds and stirring, then at 20 second intervals until the mixture is completely smooth (microwave temps vary, so watch the chocolate and stir frequently until it’s of drizzling consistency). Drizzle over the snack mixture. Then microwave the vanilla (white) baking chips in 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth, and drizzle that over the snack mixture. (Note: The vanilla and milk chocolate chips should not need cream added.) Quickly sprinkle coarse salt over all while candy drizzles are still wet.
  • Refrigerate until set. Break apart and store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 611mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 6gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 663IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 13mg

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Recipe adapted from Susan @ TableSpoon

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. This looks great:) i am planning on making some tomorrow:) however, what exactly do you mean by caramel bits? Please respond ASAP

    1. They are usually found in the baking section. They are caramel bits you can melt down to make the gooey, melted caramel. If you can’t find them, regular caramels will work, just melt them with a little bit of heavy whipping cream or butter in the microwave.

  2. This looks great:) i am planning on making some tomorrow:) however, what exactly do you mean by caramel bits? Please respond ASAP as I am trying to plan a grocery list:)