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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


  • 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


  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.

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

Heavenly chex mix

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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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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17 Responses to “Heavenly chex mix”

  1. Jenn

    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!

  2. Cara

    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!

  3. Becky

    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

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)