The Best Chex Mix

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Ameliahead

This is essentially the recipe on a box of Chex, adjusted to my taste. I like extra seasoning, a kick from hot sauce, and a few other adjustments. I also leave out the bagel chips; they just don't seem very Chex Mix-y to me.

Top Review by Sigma28

Good chex mix with a bit of a kick -- I used half the amount of hot sauce (Frank's) and the lesser amount of seasoning salt (Tony's) so I could give it as gifts for a variety of people's taste preferences. Used peanuts instead of mixed nuts, Rold Gold cheddar tiny twist pretzels, and added a cup of goldfish crackers to each batch.

When I make this for DH and me, I will use the full amount of hot sauce and seasoning salt and probably double the seasonings for a really bold blend .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven.
  3. Stir in seasonings.
  4. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated.
  5. Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

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