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Classic Oven-Baked Chex Mix

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A classic crunchy and spicy cereal snack mix baked crispy in the oven. Homemade Chex mix is a Christmas time must have in our family, but we love it all year!

bowl of classic chex with cereals, pretzels and peanuts mix ready to eat

This classic Chex mix recipe is perfect.  Each pieces is coated with savory seasoned goodness and it is baked to crisp perfection. 

There are no little packets of mix to remember, just simple ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It is good for holiday gatherings, parties, road trip snacks and more. 

Jar of crunchy chex mix with a variety of cereals, cheese crackers, peanuts and more.

     Chex mix is anther one of my family’s Christmas staples.  My grandma used to make huge tubs of it for when we were all around.

    My mom makes it every year too.  My brother Clint can eat his weight in it.

    My brother K.C. says Chex mix is his favorite Christmas cookie! 😉

    I remember getting out the Chex mix pan and making it every year.  You bake it, stirring every so often until it is just right.

Old aluminum roasting pan ready to be filled with chex mix.
Our family’s official chex mix pan, my great-grandma’s roasting pan.

    So imagine my surprise when all of the chex mix recipes had you “bake” it in the microwave!  Not my chex mix!

     I had the official chex mix pan out and ready to go.  I wasn’t turning to the microwave now.  So, I finally found a recipe and made it the way I remembered it.  Yum!

large roasting pan filled with chex mix ingredients ready to bake.

More great snack mixes:

If you love this but want to do something a little bit different, try my recipe for dilly ranch Chex mix.  It is a lot of the same basic ingredients but with a completely different seasoning profile.

For a sweet and salty cereal mix, try caramel crispix mix.  It is finished in the microwave, so it is extra quick and easy!

For a trail mix inspired cereal snack, try my peanut butter maple snack mix.  It is all the goodness of gorp with a fun twist.

Yield: 36 Servings

Homemade Chex Mix

serving bowl of classic chex mix

This classic chex mix is perfect. Each pieces is coated with savory seasoned goodness and it is baked to crisp perfection. There are no little packets of mix to remember, just simple ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It is good for holiday gatherings, parties, road trip snacks and more.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn Chex
  • 3 cups rice Chex
  • 3 cups wheat Chex
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups cheese crackers
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F
  2. Place butter in the bottom of a large roasting pan. Put in oven until butter is melted.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire, seasoned salt, garlic and onion powders.
  4. Stir in cereal peanuts, pretzels and cheese crackers.
  5. Bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely before placing in an airtight container to store.

Notes

Feel free to mix and match your favorite cereals, crackers etc to customize your mix. Just keep the general proportions the same.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This classic chex mix recipe is perfect.  Each pieces is coated with savory seasoned goodness and it is baked to crisp perfection.  There are no little packets of mix to remember, just simple ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It is good for holiday gatherings, parties, road trip snacks and more.

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