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Chex Mix Recipe

This Chex Mix Recipe is super easy to make and SO much better than store bought. It takes under 5 minutes to put together and then into the oven it goes. It’s better than the original! 

Chex Mix Recipe in brown bowl

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Are you a snack lover? Whether you are watching a movie, the big game, enjoying family time while playing a game, or even hosting a party – snacks are an essential part of our time together as a family. And giving snacks as a gift is also really easy and is always loved by the recipient. 

Chex Mix Recipe in brown bowl

Chex Mix is one of those sacred recipes in our home, my boys and husband actually fight over the little burnt pieces, they think they are the best part of the mix. 

This is also a family recipe, passed down from my mother-in-law. She was actually very well known for her Chex Mix Recipe. Every Christmas she would make 5 gallon containers full of this goodness. While mine won’t ever be the same as hers, I do use her recipe and it’s always a hit. 

Ingredients for Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

Chex Mix Recipe


  • Chex Cereal – A combination of Rice, Corn and Wheat are the best to use
  • Mixed Nuts and Cashews – you can also use only mixed nuts, but we like the extra cashews in this Chex Mix
  • Butter
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Seasoned Salt – this is like Lawry’s or other brand 

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Large Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula or Large Spoon
  • Whisk or Fork
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Cookie Sheet with Rim

How to make Chex Mix Recipe

How to Make Chex Mix

Full printable recipe and instructions are below

  1. In large bowl, combine the cereal and nuts
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl
  3. Then add the Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt
  4. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture
  5. Stir until well coated
  6. Spread mixture evenly onto rimmed cookie sheet

Chex Mix Recipe in wood bowl

Chex Mix Recipe – Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to use the packet of dry seasoning mix that is available at the store? 

Yes, you can certainly use that, however, keep in mind, making your own takes minutes and you actually know and can pronounce the ingredients that you are adding. 

What else could I add to this Chex Mix Recipe?

There are hundreds of variations of this Chex Mix. You can add – 

  • Pretzels
  • Oyster Crackers
  • Cheese Crackers

Do I have to bake this in the oven or can I use the microwave?

I do prefer this recipe baked in the oven but yes you can certainly cook the Chex Mix in the microwave. Microwave for 6-8 minutes, stopping to stir every 2 minutes or so. 

Can I adjust the ingredient amounts in this recipe? 

Yes, you can. I always like adding more nuts. One of the best things about making homemade chex mix is that you can make it to suit your taste. 

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Chex Mix Recipe

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Chex Mix Recipe in brown bowl

Chex Mix Recipe

Yield: 7.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Chex Mix Recipe is easy to make and sure to disappear fast!


  • 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex Cereal
  • 3/4 cup Mixed Nuts
  • 3/4 cup Cashews
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Set out rimmed cookie sheet
  3. In a large bowl, combine cereal and nuts
  4. Melt butter in microwave safe bowl
  5. Add Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt, whisk until well combined
  6. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture and mix until well coated
  7. Spread evenly onto cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring half way in between
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g


  1. ThereseAnn says:

    Is there an alternate for Worcestershire? I don’t like that sauce.

    1. Hi ThereseAnn, I have never tried it, however Soy Sauce could be an alternative.
      Let me know if that works out!

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