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Turtle Chex™ Party Mix

This no-bake game day snack is ready in less than 15 minutes and has the best sweet and salty flavor. It’s loaded with Chex cereal, pretzels and almonds, then topped with a delicious chocolate-caramel drizzle. Take one bite and you will be hooked!

turtle chex mix in a football bucket.
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Caramel Chex Party Mix

I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of football, but I am a fan of game day treats! :) There are always so many yummy appetizers to dig into. While I love savory appetizers like buffalo chicken dip and BBQ meatballs, I’m also a sucker for anything sweet. This Turtle Chex Party Mix is the best game day sweet treat and will become a go-to recipe. It’s crunchy, sweet, salty and downright delicious!

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect game day snack, this Turtle Chex Party Mix is it! It’s an easy, no-bake treat that comes together in less than 15 minutes. Plus it’s full of sweet and salty flavors that will make your taste buds so happy!

This recipe starts with a base of Chocolate Chex Cereal, pretzels and almonds that are then coated in a delicious brown sugar mixture. It’s topped off with an amazing chocolate-caramel drizzle, making each bite pure heaven.

The Chex cereal adds the perfect crunch, while the pretzels and chocolate-caramel drizzle help to make the best sweet and salty combo. It is seriously addicting and will be loved by all. I mean who can resist anything that’s crunchy, salty and sweet…not me!

Chex mix box with glass bowls filled with ingredients.


Below are the ingredients for the sweet and salty Chex Party Mix. You can even add in some marshmallows or chocolate chips, too!

  • Chocolate Chex Cereal
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Almonds
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Light corn syrup
  • Dark chocolate
  • Caramels (or caramel sauce)
  • Optional: White chocolate
Caramel chex mix in a glass bowl.

How to Make Turtle Chex Party Mix

It doesn’t get easier than this recipe. It’s no-bake and takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

  1. In a large bowl, combine Chex cereal, pretzels and almonds.
  2. Add brown sugar, butter and corn syrup to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave 1 more minute, until combined. Pour mixture over Chex and stir until coated.
  3. Pour Chex cereal onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Allow to cool.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate on top, then drizzle caramel over top. Let cool, then enjoy!
Turtle chex party mix on a baking sheet.

Football Almonds for Caramel Chex Party Mix

If you want to take this Turtle Chex Party Mix recipe up a notch, try making these adorable mini football almonds! I used melted white chocolate to draw the white lines on the almonds with a frosting bag. You could also mix together a little bit of powdered sugar and milk for a thicker glaze. I just stuck a few on top where they were visible. They are so easy to make and add the perfect festive touch for game day!

And since I already had out the melted chocolate, I went ahead and drizzled some on top of the party mix too. In my opinion, the more chocolate, the better. :) This is definitely optional, but I like the color contrast and flavor it adds!

Football almonds for chex party mix.

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Turtle chex mix

Turtle Chex Party Mix

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This no-bake game day snack is ready in less than 15 minutes and has the best sweet and salty flavor. It's loaded with Chex cereal, pretzels and almonds, then topped with a delicious chocolate-caramel drizzle. Take one bite and you will be hooked!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 14


  • 6 cups Chex cereal (Chocolate or Rice)
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks , broken in half
  • ¾ cup almonds, cashews or pecans , more if desired
  • ½ cup light brown sugar , packed
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ½ cup dark chocolate , melted
  • ½ cups caramels , melted according to package directions

Optional: 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted


    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the Chex, pretzels and almonds in a large bowl. 
    • Place the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a microwavable bowl. Microwave 1 minute, stir and then microwave 1 more minute or until combined. Then pour over the Chex and stir until coated.
    • Pour the Chex cereal out onto the parchment paper and allow to cool. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top. Then drizzle the caramel over top and allow to cool. 


    If you want to take it up a notch, try making mini football almonds or drizzle mix with white chocolate.


    Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 5.3mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American

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