Traditional Chex Party Mix

"I came across this recipe over the weekend. This recipe is at least 25 years old and I imagine I got it off a box of Chex cereal way back when. I know we used to make it all the time for parties and that everyone really enjoyed it."
photo by Brenda. photo by Brenda.
photo by Brenda.
Ready In:
1hr 7mins
7 cups




  • Preheat oven to 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat butter in a shallow roasting pan (15" x 10" x 2") in oven until melted. Remove pan from oven.
  • Stir in seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, Corn Chex, and nuts.
  • Mix well until all ingredients are coated.
  • Heat in oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Spread on paper towels to absorb excess fat and to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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  1. Kim C.
    This is the recipe I remember as a kid. There were no pretzels, or cheerios, or bagel chips, or tortilla chips or anything else. Just chex and nuts. Still the best in my opinion. The chex takes on all the flavors better than anything else they can add to it. Keep it simple and delicious! Thank you Wendy for sharing!
  2. Shockeroo
    I made this as written. Everyone asked me for the recipe, really?!? I think its been so long since anyone has seen 'the original' that they don't remember it & they miss what made it so great. I would like to try again swapping the seasoned salt for a hot salt.
  3. crockettrmk
    Thank you for posting this. This is the recipe I remember making for over 20 years but have been unable to duplicate the flavor since we losing the recipe several years ago. I always knew it was just W Sauce and Seasoned Salt with no other flavorings. The new recipes on the Chex cereal boxes that are "Original" are not as good with addition of Garlic and Onion powders. Our slight changes to the recipe is that we add Cheerios in addition the Chex Cereals & Pretzels.We are also generous in our W Sauce and Seasoned Salt spilling over to add a little extra flavor. We cook it in the microwave to speed up the process and it only takes about 8 min per batch. Cook it on high for 2 minutes, stir, cook another 2 min, stir, and keep repeating until you've cooked it a total 8 minutes. Let it cool about 30 min to an hour so the mix gets crispy and it's fabulous!!! It's a holiday tradition in our family to have Chex Mix on hand between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  4. CarrolJ
    This is wonderful! It only came out of the oven about 10 minutes ago and even warm it is soooo goood! Thanks Wendy for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2010
  5. Brenda.
    Love this original recipe! We always added pretzels even though the original recipe didn't call for them. I see now on the Chex website they say bagel chips are part of the "Original" recipe...I think not LOL. I doubled the recipe and did find that a whole cup of butter was a bit much. I had to bake an additional 30 minutes since the mixture was still very moist at 1 hour. I used a 12.8 ounce box of Rice Chex and a 14 ounce box of Corn Chex which totalled about 17.5 cups of cereal. Maybe 3/4 cup of butter if doubling would work well. Thanks for sharing happy memories Wendy!



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