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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. 

big glass cookie jar filled with chex mix

     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 that my family uses for making 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.

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

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mommar6

Sunday 29th of November 2020

So many fun memories all wrapped up in a tasty bowl of goodness!

Carlee

Friday 4th of December 2020

I agree. It's probably time to make another batch!

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang

Thursday 7th of January 2016

This mix looks so wonderful! And the little owls are just so cute. :)

Carlee

Thursday 7th of January 2016

Thank you! They were perfect for the look whoooo's having a baby shower I helped throw!

Frugal Hausfrau

Saturday 2nd of January 2016

I'm always having to google this when anyone wants some, now I'll just save yours!! I have very fond memories of making this at slumber parties when I was a teenager. That and Chef B oy ar Dee Pizza! Yes, really...haha! Happy New Year and Happy Fiesta Friday!! I'm pinning this to the FF Board just in case no one has yet!

Carlee

Saturday 2nd of January 2016

Too funny! We always had something like this and skittles or starbursts or something. And a little confession... my husband makes me keep a couple of cans of chefboyardee ravioli in the house at all times for when I'm not around and he needs to eat!

aromas and flavours

Thursday 31st of December 2015

This looks so delicious!!!

Carlee

Saturday 2nd of January 2016

We always love it!

Crafts a la Mode

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

We used to make this years ago... very nice. Happy New Year. Linda @Crafts a la mode

Carlee

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

It is still one of our favorites! Happy New Year!