Chex Mix Recipe That’s Easy to Make

Chex Mix Recipes are easier than you think. Unless you think that all you need to do is throw together a bunch of stuff and shake it around, then this might be more complicated. To really get the seasoning into the mixture, baking it is the way to go (in my opinion). Until making this and researching a bunch of other recipes on the internet, I never realized that so many ingredients went into a Chex Mix recipe.

You’ve got three different kinds of Chex cereal, mixed nuts, and even more on top of that. Plus, a bunch of seasonings. Pull a recipe like this off and you’ll have plenty to snack on for the week.

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What It IsNameWhere To Buy
CookwareLarge mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareMeasuring spoonsAmazon
Cookware1 cup measuring cupAmazon
CookwareDutch oven or other heavy duty potAmazon
CookwareBaking sheetAmazon
CookwareAluminum foilAmazon
CookwareParchment paperAmazon
CookwareButter knifeAmazon
Ingredient3 Cups of Rice Chex CerealStore
Ingredient3 Cups of Corn Chex CerealStore
Ingredient3 Cups of Wheat Chex CerealStore
Ingredient1 Cup Imperial Mixed NutsStore
Ingredient1 Cup Bite Sized PretzelsStore
Ingredient1 Cup Garlic Flavored Bite-Sized Bagel ChipsStore
Ingredient6 tablespoons of butter (salted or unsalted)Store
Ingredient2 tbsp Worcester sauceStore
Ingredient1.5 Teaspoons seasoned saltStore
Ingredient3/4 Teaspoon Garlic PowderStore
Ingredient1/2 Teaspoon Onion PowderStore

First Step in This Chex Mix Recipe

Grab a big bowl. You’ll actually need a bigger one than what I’m using in this. Consider grabbing one that’s 1.5x or 2x the sized of the one pictured.

bowl for chex mix recipe

After that, get your Wheat Chex.

Wheat Chex for Chex Mix Recipe

Grab your measuring cup, too. I never realized how many different kinds of Chex cereal there were. There’s a couple others like chocolate flavored as well.

measuring cup for chex mix recipe

Measure out one cup of that for this Chex Mix recipe.

1 cup of wheat chex for chex mix

Dump that into the mixing bowl.

Chex Mix Recipe bowl

Measure out another cup of that.

Dump it into the bowl with the first one.

dumping cereal into chex mix recipe

Measure out a third cup of cereal for this Chex Mix recipe.

pouring Chex cereal for Chex Mix

Dump that one into your mixing bowl.

Chex mix recipe being measured out

Following that, get your Rice Chex box.

Rice Chex for chex mix recipe

Same deal, you’ll need to measure out three cups of Rice Chex for the Chex Mix Recipe, so get your 1 cup.

1 cup measuring cup

Measure out one cup of the Rice Chex.

Pouring Rice Chex

Dump that into the mixing bowl.

dumping chex

Wouldn’t hurt to mix it around a little. Measure out a second cup.

Pour that in there

Measure out a third.

chex mix recipe

Pour that third one in there. This was about the time I started to realize that it was getting a little full.

pouring Chex into bowl

You should have something that looks a little like the picture below.

Chex Mix

Go and find a spatula to mix this…Chex Mix recipe.

spatula with chex mix

Do your best to mix it around a few times so everything’s evenly distributed.

chex mix recipe

After that, go grab your Corn Chex. Didn’t even know this cereal existed till I decided to make a Chex Mix recipe.

corn chex

This might sound familiar, but grab your 1 cup measuring cup.

1 cup

Fill that up with some Corn Chex.

pouring corn chex

Next, pour your first cup of Corn Chex into the mixing bowl.

Now it’s really starting to fill up. Next, measure out a little more of that into a second cup.

Pour that into your mixing bowl, too.

pouring cereal for chex mix recipe

Wouldn’t hurt to mix things around a bit right now. Things will probably get crowded by now if you’re using the type of bowl I did. Do your best not to spill any out of the bowl. Fill up a third after that.

Pour that into the bowl.

pour chex mix into a bowl

Do your best to stir things around for this Chex Mix recipe.

chex mix recipe

It should look like the bowl below or something close. It’s probably not the end of the world if everything’s not perfectly spread around, but do what you can.

Once that’s all mixed up, grab your nuts. In my case, the whole bag was about a cup, so they all went in.

Mixed nuts

I still measured them

Dump the mixed nuts into the big mixing bowl with everything else for this Chex Mix Recipe.

dumping nuts

Mix everything around in there.

mixing a bowl of stuff

Now, go grab the 1 teaspoon measuring spoon.

Then, get your seasoning salt.

seasoning salt

Measure out 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt.

1 teaspoon of seasoning salt

Dump that into the big bowl.

dumping seasoning salt in bowl for chex mix recipe

Mix it around a bit or grab the grab the garlic powder so you can get some of that flavor into this Chex Mix recipe.

garlic powder

Measure out 3/4 teaspoons of that. I only had a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon.

measuring garlic powder

Dump it into the other stuff already in the bowl.

dumping seasoning into bowl

Measure out the rest to dump in.

Get it in there with the rest of the garlic powder and seasoning salt.

Go and get your onion powder. We’re really seasoning things up now!

Measure out a half teaspoon of the onion powder for this Chex Mix Recipe. Don’t want it to be too onion-y.

Dump that into the mix.

dumping onion powder

Stir things around a little bit.

mixing chex mix recipe

At this point, you might be spilling stuff over the sides of the bowl if you’ve got one like I had.

Do your best not to spill or just clean the counter before starting so you can scoop things up and dump them back in there if they spill out. In my case, I have a dog that likes to lick the counter, so I actually had to make sure it was clean. Once that’s mixed, get your bite-sized pretzels.

Measure out a cup of those for this Chex Mix recipe

cup of pretzels

Dump them into the mixing bowl with everything else.

pretzels in a bowl

As you can see, mine’s almost spilling out at this point. After that, get your garlic flavored bagel crisps.

New York Style Bagel Crisps

Take those and measure out 1 cup of them as best you can for this Chex Mix recipe. They might be pretty big, don’t worry if it’s not an exact cup.

1 cup of bagel crisps for chex mix recipe

Dump those into the bowl, too.

You can also break them up into smaller pieces.

breaking up bagel chips

Mix all that around and then preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit

preheat oven

Then, grab a pot that can go in the oven. It doesn’t have to be one that’s as big as what I used, but just something that you can put butter in to melt.

dutch oven pot

Grab your butter

butter for chex mix

Take your butter and measure out 6 tablespoons of that. I used another stick to fill in the missing tablespoon.

Put the butter into the pot and grab your Worcestershire sauce. I’m almost positive mine was way past the use-by date, but that was too smudged to read so I told myself it was fine.

Worcestershire sauce

Grab your 1 tablespoon measuring spoon.

1 tablespoon

Measure out two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and dump them into the pot with your butter.

Worcestershire sauce

You could probably just microwave the butter and then add the sauce after it’s melted, but I didn’t realize how much of a pain it would be to try mixing all the cereal in this small pot later on. You’ll see what I mean. Don’t forget the second tablespoon of it.

2nd tablespoon

Put that in the oven for 7-10 minutes so all the butter (or most of it) melts.

pot in oven

I thought 5 minutes would be enough for me, but it only melted about half the butter.

5 minutes on the stove

As you can see, mine needed more time to melt for this Chex Mix recipe.

melting butter

At this point, take your bowl (my overflowing bowl in this case) and start scooping it into the pot. You could also skip this step and start loading everything on to a baking sheet instead, which is what I ended up doing anyway.

bowl of Chex mix recipe ingredients

Loading the not-big-enough pan

If you can find a big enough pot, good for you.

filling a pot up with chex mix

Once it’s all in there, put the mixture in the oven for an hour and stir every 20 minutes.

Or, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and then parchment paper over the foil. Then, dump all the mixture on there and bake for an hour/stirring every 20.

The baking sheet approach is probably better than the pot thing.

baking sheet with Chex mix recipe on it

At about the 20-minute mark, take it out and stir it around so the seasonings/sauce bake into it evenly.

Then, put it back in. Picture below is of the second stirring.

chex mix recipe

Put it back in a third time for the last few minutes.

chex mix recipe baking

It shouldn’t get burnt or anything at 250. Once it’s done, take it out and let it cool on the stove.

After you’re done making this Chex Mix recipe, store it in a zip lock bag or tightly sealed plastic container.

Note card Version of the Chex Mix Recipe

1. Measure and pour the following into a large mixing bowl: 3 cups Corn Chex Cereal, 3 cups Rice Chex cereal, 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal, 1 cup mixed nuts, 1 cup bite sized pretzels, 1 cup garlic flour bagel chips, 1.5 tsp seasoned salt, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp onion powder.
2. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
3. Put 6 tbsp’s of butter and 2 tbsp’s of Worcestershire sauce into an oven-friendly pot or something else you can use to melt the butter.
4. Pour the melted butter sauce over the ingredients in the mixing bowl and dump everything on to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and parchment paper (paper on top).

Mix things around and then bake it for 1 hour at 250. Take it out every 20 minutes and stir it around. Once it’s done, let it cool for an hour or so and then seal in zip lock bags or plastic containers.

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