This classic crunchy cereal snack mix is coated with butter and savory seasonings then baked until crispy and delicious in the oven. Homemade Chex mix is a Christmas time must have in our family, but we love it all year!
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.
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 coat the goodies in seasonings and butter then bake it, stirring every so often until it is just right.
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!
How long does homemade Chex Mix last?
Make sure to cool your Chex mix completely, then transfer it to airtight containers. It can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks. If you have made more than you can eat in a few weeks, you can put some in freezer bags and freeze it for later.
Can I mix and match the ingredients in this Chex mix?
Of course! If you like different crackers, cereal or whatever in your Chex mix have fun playing with the exact items you put in. Or if you don’t like peanuts, or pretzels, or whatever substitute something else. Just keep the ratio of bits to spices about the same and you should be in good shape.
More great snack mix recipes:
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.
Or for a smaller batch of ranch goodness try making dill and ranch oyster crackers. They take soup crackers to the next level of savory yuminess.
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.
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Chex Mix Oven Recipe
- 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
- 1½ teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat oven to 250°F
- Place butter in the bottom of a large roasting pan. Put in oven until butter is melted.
- Stir in Worcestershire, seasoned salt, garlic and onion powders.
- Stir in cereal peanuts, pretzels and cheese crackers.
- Bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Spread baked Chex mix out over wax paper and allow to cool completely before placing in an airtight container to store.