The Best Chex Mix Recipe

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This Chex mix recipe is the BEST snack for family get-togethers or parties with friends. It is toasty, savory, and completely addicting! This Chex mix recipe comes together quickly and is much better than the store bought version.

Game Night Chex Mix in a Bowl

Chex Mix Recipe

When our family gets together we love to play games, especially team card games that tend to go on for hours. All the vigorous gaming activity means we need to stock up on snacks to keep everyone filled and energized. I have a pretty lengthy list of snacks that I make on rotation, but this Chex mix recipe almost always makes an appearance. Plus, it will fill your house with the most amazing flavor as it bakes, which is a win-win in my book.

This Chex mix recipe is also the perfect snack for football games, parties and any other type of get-togethers. Just place a serving bowl out with a scoop and some individual bowls and watch it fly off the table. I can practically guarantee you will not have any leftovers.

Chex Mix Ingredients and Substitutions

Another reason to love this simple Chex mix recipe is that it can be customized to your preferences. I have a list of suggested ingredients below, but if you don’t like one of the ingredients, just leave it out and adjust the volume of something else to make up for it!

Our Chex mix recipe below is loaded with 3 kinds of Chex cereal, crackers, Cheerios, pretzels, and peanuts tossed and baked in savory flavors. It is salty, savory, and addicting!

This recipe can also be turned into a gluten free Chex mix recipe fairly easily. Chex cereal itself is gluten free, except for the wheat flavor. This Chex mix recipe calls for corn and rice Chex, both of which are already GF. Rather than doing all three Chex cereals, just do a mix of the corn and rice versions and skip the wheat altogether.

You’ll just need to sub in whatever your preferred gluten free pretzels and crackers are, and make sure to choose a GF Worcestershire sauce and you’re set.

As an added bonus, this Chex mix recipe is already vegetarian as well. In short, this really is the perfect snack to make that nearly everyone can munch on and enjoy.

How Long Does Chex Mix Last?

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you like to get ahead a bit. If so, you definitely need to make this snack! The Chex mix recipe will last up to 4 weeks in an airtight container like an OXO POP container. You can also keep the mix in a ziplock bag or lidded food storage container, but it may not last quite as long. If you do use a ziplock bag, make sure to squeeze as much of the air out as possible before sealing.

More Chex Mix Recipes

I wasn’t joking when I said we love a good Chex mix recipe. Here are a few other versions of this simple, quick snack you can try:

How to Make The Chex Mix Recipe

Game Night Chex Mix in a Bowl

Best Chex Mix Recipe

5 from 5 votes
This Best Chex Mix is the perfect snack for family get togethers. It is toasty and savory and addicting! So much better than store bought!ย 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12


For the seasoning sauce:


  • Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the seasoning sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the dry ingredients while mixing. Continue to mix until all the the ingredients are evenly coated with seasoning.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat, and spread the mix evenly over the top.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, then spread out over paper towels on the counter to cool.
  • When completely cool, store in an airtight container, or ziplock bag.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 8gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1087mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 720IUVitamin C: 6.8mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 11.5mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    We’ve been trying a few of your Chex Mix recipes. They are so delicious. I live this savory one. I tend to add more garlic powder ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜

  2. 5 stars
    This sounds so easy to make and so delicious too! I love a good Chex Mix and this one looks great.