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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

Ooey gooey sweet chex mix topped with fresh coconut and sliced almonds. Such a delicious treat that will instantly become a new favorite. 

Warning: This is one of those treats that you can’t stop eating. It’s seriously so delicious and has the perfect combination of flavors. I can never get enough!

sweet chex mix in a bowl

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This is another fabulous recipe that comes from my grandma. :) As a little girl, I remember her making this gooey sweet chex mix during the holidays. It was such a yummy treat. This was the first time I’ve made it on my own and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make! It is seriously so addicting. Take one bite and you’ll be absolutely hooked. YUM!

Ingredients

  • Chex cereal: You’ll need 1 full box to make this recipe. I typically use the rice Chex cereal, but the corn Chex would work too.
  • Nuts: I like to use a mix of sliced almonds and cashews. You could use one or the other, or use peanuts instead.
  • Coconut: Make sure it’s shredded and sweetened.
  • Butter: I used salted butter. If using unsalted, add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Sugar: Granulated white sugar works best.
  • Karo syrup: This helps give it that delicious ooey gooey consistency.
  • Vanilla: A few teaspoons of vanilla extract are added for extra flavor.

ingredients for sweet chex mix in a bowl

How to make sweet chex mix

This recipe is so easy and comes together in minutes! Just follow the 3 simple steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable recipe.

  1. MIX. Spray a large bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Pour chex in bowl and mix in the coconut and nuts. Set aside.
  2. BOIL. 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. POUR. 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.

pouring the sugar mixture over chex mix

Tips + Modifications

  • For a gluten-free option, use the rice Chex cereal.
  • The nuts add a great salted touch, but you can leave them out if preferred. Pretzel pieces would add a nice salty touch, too.
  • For a hint of chocolate, add in some mini chocolate chips.
  • If you’re not a huge fan of coconut, you can omit it. I’d recommend adding some dried cranberries (or dried fruit of choice) to still give it some sweetness.

sweet chex mix spread out on baking sheet

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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Sweet Chex Mix Recipe...ooey gooey chex mix topped with fresh coconut and sliced almonds. Such a delicious treat that will instantly become a new favorite. You'll love this yummy ooey gooey chex mix recipe!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 14 ounces Chex cereal (1 box)
  • 1 cup nuts (I used 1/2 cup sliced almonds and 1/2 cup cashews)
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 2 sticks butter (I used salted)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups karo syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • 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.

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 5.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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