Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A zesty twist on an old favorite perfect for summertime entertaining from Chex cereal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 12 cups pretzel twists
  • 1 12 cups bite-size cheese crackers
  • 34 cup honey-roasted peanuts
  • 12 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 34 teaspoon onion powder
  • 34 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Stir together cereals, pretzels, crackers and peanuts in large microwavable bowl; set aside.
  2. Stir together remaining ingredients until blended.
  3. Pour over cereal mixture in bowl, stirring until evenly coated.
  4. Microwave uncovered on High 10 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes (time is approximate due to individual variances in microwaves).
  5. Spread on aluminum foil or paper towels to cool.
  6. Store in airtight container.


Most Helpful

This stuff is addictive! I made mine in the oven, one hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. The flavor varies quite a bit by the type of barbecue sauce that you use.

Patti599 January 11, 2009

I picked this because my boys love BBQ everything. It was just okay for them, and almost the entire batch that I made to take to a family gathering came back home, while other chex versions were gone. I don't think I'll make this again.

Nonnie4Two August 20, 2008

Tasty! Unusual combination of sweet, salty, tangy and crunchy. Very little added fat, too. I think I undercooked mine a bit, being careful not to burn it in my microwave. Quick and easy and DH and the kids enjoyed it! Thanks, Molly, for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama April 10, 2006

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