Heavenly chex mix

Heavenly chex mix …ooey gooey chex mix topped with fresh coconut and sliced almonds. Chex mix at it’s finest.

This is another fabulous recipe that comes from my grandma. I remember her making it for Christmas as a little girl. It was such a yummy treat. This was the first time I have made it on my own and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. This heavenly chex mix is seriously addicting! Take one bite and you’ll be hooked!

Heavenly chex mix …ooey gooey chex mix topped with fresh coconut and sliced almonds. #dessert #recipes

Heavenly chex mix

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz box chex
  • 1 cup nuts (I used 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 1/2 cup cashews)
  • 2 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut
  • 2 sticks of butter (I used salted)
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup karo syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Spray a large bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Pour chex in bowl and mix in the coconut and nuts. Set aside.
  2. Cut the cube of butter into small pieces and place in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add sugar and karo syrup and stir together. Bring to a boil and then continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add in vanilla and stir until combined.
  3. Remove pan from heat and pour mixture over chex and stir until the mix is coated. Then spread the mixture out on wax paper and allow to cool. Store in an air tight container.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/heavenly-chex-mix/

If you’re not a “nut” lover you can leave those out, but I think they add the perfect salted touch.

Heavenly chex mix …ooey gooey chex mix topped with fresh coconut and sliced almonds. #dessert #recipes

This heavenly chex mix also makes a great gift idea! Just place some in a big and tie it with some twine and my free printable Christmas tag.

Have a sweet holiday free printable

This will soon become one of your favorites. Enjoy!

Happy baking! xo- jamielyn

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Comments

  1. Desiree @ The36thAvenue posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm (#
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    Love it… I am pinning :)

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  2. christy b. posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:08 pm (#
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    My family makes something like this, too, but it includes Golden Grahams cereal. So good!

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 17th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Yum, this would be delicious with Golden Grahams too!!

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  3. Amber Farnham posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm (#
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    How much is 2 cubes of butter?

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 17th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      16 Tablespoons or 4 oz!

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  4. Kelly posted on December 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm (#
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    What is a cube of butter?

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 17th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      A cube of butter is the same as a stick of butter or 8 Tablespoons! :)

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  5. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm (#
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    Ummm hello yummy!

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  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on December 18, 2013 at 11:36 am (#
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    Such a sweet gift and perfect for giving :)

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  7. Jenn posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm (#
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    I just made this and it is sooo yummy! I usually make a similar recipe but instead of the nut, coconut combo I do raisins, sunflower seeds, and a container of mixed nuts. I think I like your combo better! Perfect Christmas treat!

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 21st, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Yum, your recipe sounds good too! I love chex mix recipes!

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  8. Kristyn posted on December 19, 2013 at 7:40 am (#
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    YUM! This really does look heavenly!!

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  9. Cara posted on December 19, 2013 at 10:30 am (#
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    I love to make this as well but I substitute almond extract for the vanilla or sometimes I do half and half. Then it kicks it up a notch and adds more addicting flavor!

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  10. Joann posted on January 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm (#
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    What I though was Rice Chex on my shelf was Cinnamon Chex. I used them anyway, and it turned out delicious!

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 23rd, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Yummy, cinnamon chex would be amazing in this recipe! I’ll have to give it a try!

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  11. Becky posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:21 am (#
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    My friend makes this and they call it pigeon poop! Don’t ask me why. All I know is it it soooo good. She also uses a mix of cereal. Yummy, Yummy

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 8th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Haha love it! I have a few recipes handed down where I have no clue where the name came from, but that’s what makes it fun! :)

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  12. Monica Gribbins posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:22 am (#
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    These recipes look really good  can not wait too try some of these 

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  13. wanda cox posted on September 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm (#
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    Looks great  gonna,share with my friends

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 27th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Wanda! :)

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  14. Pam posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm (#
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    would honey work instead of Karl syrup?

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 30th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      I’ve never tried it, but it could work. It will have a different taste, but it will probably keep the same texture!

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  15. Lucy posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:56 am (#
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    I have some kids that are allergic to coconut.  What could I use to replace that ingredient?

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 29th, 2014 at 1:17 am

      Hi Lucy! I think this recipe would work the same if you left the coconut out. You will just probably need to add more chex mix! :)

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