Watkins Chex Maple Party Mix

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Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

I first tasted this sweet, different version of Chex mix at a Watkins home-demo party. Almost everyone went home from the party with a copy of this recipe. The maple flavor extract is the secret ingredient. Plan ahead - once cooked, this will need to cool before serving.

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  • 12 cup sweet unsalted butter or 12 cup margarine, melted (1 stick)
  • 13 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 8 cups Chex cereal (any flavor - they used a mixture of corn, rice, and wheat flavor)
  • 1 cup mixed chopped nuts, to taste


  1. Melt butter or margarine in a large microwavable bowl big enough to hold all of the cereal& nuts later (about 2 quarts)- don't put the cereal& nuts in yet, though.
  2. If your microwave is very small, you may need to make half batches.
  3. Once melted, quickly whisk in brown sugar and maple extract.
  4. Stir in the cereal and the nuts until coated and return bowl to microwave and cook on HIGH heat 4-5 minutes, stirring after every minute.
  5. Spread out mix onto cookie sheets lined with wax paper and let cool.
  6. Break apart and store in an airtight container.