Chex Party Mix, Maple Nut, Con Queso and Caramel Crunch Mix.

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

The original Chex Party Mix and all it's friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a roasting pan in oven.
  3. Mix in seasonings.
  4. Gradually stir in all dry ingredients.
  5. Toss well.
  6. Bake at 250* for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Spread on paper towel to cool.
  8. ------MapleNut-------.
  9. Melt the butter, sugar, extract together.
  10. Toss with remaining ingredients.
  11. Bake at 225* for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  12. Cool on paper towels.
  13. ------ConQueso-------.
  14. Melt butter in a pan in the oven-stir in taco mix.
  15. Gradually add cereals, crackers and chips, stirring well.
  16. Bake at 250* for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  17. Cool on apaer towel to cool.
  18. ------CaramelCrunch---------.
  19. Combine cereals, popcorn and nuts in an open pan.
  20. Melt other ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  21. Reduce heat and simmer 3 min.
  22. Pour over cereal and toss well.
  23. Bake at 250* for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  24. I think the reason some of these recipes call for melting in a roasting pan is to keep the dishes down.
Most Helpful

I really like this, and it's easy. I have done the basic mix. I tweaked it a bit, with some garlic and onion salt. I also added some cheese crackers and bagel bits. It's really versitile. There's just one thing,---my coworkers hoover it down, get addicted, and expect it of me now!! (I don't really mind!!) Marianna U. Kretschmer

Marianna U. Kretschmer July 17, 2002

Dib's Thank you for a fast and simple but delectable recipe. We buy this in the bags from the store regularly. I decided to buy the cereal and try it on my own. I LOVED making it. The house smelled great ( I kept sneaking some from the oven) and it turned out great! I am practicing now so I can make "goodie bags" for the maintenance and office staff. This WILL be an addition to the candy and cookies I am making. I did add some garlic powder(1 TBSP) and no salt seasoning( 1 TBSP, stirred it in, after the first taste to give it a bit more zing. I will be making this regularly. It is gong into my FAVE cookbook. edited to add: the staff LOVED this. You got high 5's from all. I am making it again thsi evening as I type so there is dome for our holiday buffet table. Thank you again!

Chef1MOM-Connie December 23, 2007

This stuff is great! I have tried making a few other chex mixes at home, but the con queso that I made is the best! The others just didn't have enough seasoning on them. I added a bit more regular taco seasoning to mine and used a chipotle taco mix. It didn't come out hot at all and is delish! I'm going to make this in double batches from now on and a lot more often. Thanks.

Two Socks November 15, 2005