Watkins Chex Maple Party Mix

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.


Most Helpful

What a yummy snack! I used margarine in place of the butter, and substituted mini-pretzels for the nuts to make it a little healthier. It's nice and crunchy and has a great maple flavor! I'll definitely be making this again.

Kree February 09, 2004

My husband and I used to sell Watkins Products @ home parties & made this as a demo. This recipe always ended up w/lots of sales of maple extract! Adults and kids alike love it. It's easy to make and is portable, too!

shannonlamp August 14, 2010

This was ok. I was expecting more maple flavor. It could've been that I used imitation maple flavor instead of a good quality extract? I'm not sure. I ended up throwing out most of the batch because I decided it wasn't good enough to be worth the calories.

Quiltingqueen December 05, 2008

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