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


  • 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


Spray a large bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Pour chex in bowl and mix in the coconut and nuts. Set aside.
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.
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 …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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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Desiree @ The36thAvenue posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm (#

    Love it… I am pinning :)

  2. christy b. posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:08 pm (#

    My family makes something like this, too, but it includes Golden Grahams cereal. So good!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm (#

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

  3. Amber Farnham posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm (#

    How much is 2 cubes of butter?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm (#

      16 Tablespoons or 4 oz!

  4. Kelly posted on December 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm (#

    What is a cube of butter?

    • Jamielyn posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm (#

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

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

    Ummm hello yummy!

  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on December 18, 2013 at 11:36 am (#

    Such a sweet gift and perfect for giving :)

  7. Jenn posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm (#

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

  8. Kristyn posted on December 19, 2013 at 7:40 am (#

    YUM! This really does look heavenly!!

  9. Cara posted on December 19, 2013 at 10:30 am (#

    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!

  10. Joann posted on January 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm (#

    What I though was Rice Chex on my shelf was Cinnamon Chex. I used them anyway, and it turned out delicious!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:57 pm (#

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

  11. Becky posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:21 am (#

    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 posted on February 8, 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! :)

  12. Monica Gribbins posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:22 am (#

    These recipes look really good  can not wait too try some of these 

  13. wanda cox posted on September 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm (#

    Looks great  gonna,share with my friends

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm (#

      Thanks Wanda! :)

  14. Pam posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm (#

    would honey work instead of Karl syrup?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 30, 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!

  15. wildwildrose posted on October 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm (#

    0 MY! I just made your Heavenly Chex Mix. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of adding 1 cup of Cashews and 1 cup of Organic Hemp Hearts as I only had a 12 oz box of Chex. I really did NOT think it would be THIS delicious! I can’t stop sampling :) As soon as it cools, it will be bagged up to share with friends first thing in the morning as I can see I will not be able to resist it if it stays here! Would be wonderful for gifts or bake sales! It literally took less than 10 minutes to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:14 am (#

      I’m so glad you liked it! It really is an addicting recipe. I give most of it away but make sure to keep a little stash to snack on! :)

  16. Lucy posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:56 am (#

    I have some kids that are allergic to coconut.  What could I use to replace that ingredient?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 29, 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! :)

  17. Marilyn posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#

    Mine turned out very “clumpy” and gooey; way too sweet. I reread the directions and I seemed to have done it right. Don’t know what happened

    • Jamielyn posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:49 pm (#

      Hi Marilyn! It isn’t supposed to be clumpy, but definitely has a gooey texture. You could add less karo syrup if you don’t like it as gooey. The texture is kind of similar to the texture of caramel corn. :)

  18. Chelsea posted on December 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm (#

    I absolutely love this recipe and have made it tones of times! But every time I don’t really know how long to tell people it will keep for as a gift. (It never really lasts long enough to worry about because we eat it up) but I am just curious if you could tell me about how long to keep it. 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 12, 2016 at 7:20 am (#

      Good question! I run into that too!

      I usually say a week or two, but we always eat it up within two or three days. :)

  19. Jennifer posted on January 27, 2017 at 11:28 pm (#

    I am making this right now for family game night. I am using Chex, Teddy Grahams, cashews, almonds and coconut. Instead of vanilla, I will use almond extract. My husband is already picking at it and I have not even made the glaze yet!!!