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This buttery and crunchy Homemade Chex Mix utilizes the old box recipe (+ a few of my tweaks) to give you the ultimate easy savory snack.

Close up of chex mix scattered on the counter.

It’s hard to beat this Chex Party Mix Recipe

I have been making homemade chex mix for nearly my entire life because I literally just cannot stop eating it! It is all things that a savory snack should be – buttery, salty, flavorful, crunchy and packed with different textures so your mouth doesn’t get bored. 

If you compare this chex mix recipe to the one on the back of the box, you’ll find a few differences. Namely, Chex recently departed from their OG recipe with unfavorable changes like including less butter (boo). You’ll love this version of Chex Mix because it still uses the original amount of butter and adds in a few extras, which truly makes all the difference!

What is Chex Mix?

This delightful snack with a unique seasoning blend, various Chex cereals, and other yummy crunchy things was created by the Chex company. Endlessly craveable, you’ll find your hand reaching back into the bowl over & over again.

Side view of bowls of chex mix on the counter.

Homemade Chex Mix Ingredients

  • Butter or margarine – I use salted butter because that’s what is typically in my kitchen! 
  • Worcestershire sauce 
  • Seasoned salt – Feel free to adjust the seasoning levels to your liking! 
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Rice chex 
  • Corn chex
  • Wheat chex – To be true Chex Mix, we add in all 3 of these Chex types. But feel free to omit any based on preference or dietary restrictions. 
  • Cheez Its 
  • Bagel chips – You can find these in the chip aisle of practically any grocery store! 
  • Mini pretzels
  • Peanuts – I use plain salted peanuts, but I have a friend who uses honey-roasted and it honestly slaps. 
  • Soup crackers
  • Goldfish crackers

Chex Mix Seasoning

This classic chex mix recipe uses a mix of worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder to give this the best smoky and salty flavor ever.

Aerial view of a counter filled with individual bowls of homemade chex mix.

How to Make Chex Mix

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 250° F.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter completely (approximately 40 seconds+). 
  3. To the melted butter add the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir together and then set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (cereal, crackers etc). Lightly stir to combine, careful not to over mix and break everything. 
  5. Now take your butter mixture and pour it into the cereal mixture bowl and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Pour the mix into a large roaster pan and bake in the 250° F oven for a total of 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Allow the mix to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Close up of a bowl of chex mix recipe made at home.

Best Chex Mix Recipe Variations

Here’s the deal, there is probably no wrong way to make this mix. So if there is something that you feel would be a good addition to this snack, feel free to dump it in!! Or if there is an ingredient in here that is absolutely not your thing, take it out. Your snack mix can be customized to your taste buds and will likely taste great no matter what additions + omissions you make.

Homemade Chex Mix Recipe Tips

  1. Make sure you stir this mixture every 15 minutes while it is baking to ensure it is baked evenly and the seasoning coats all add-ins. 
  2. Feel free to adjust the seasoning mix to your liking – throw in some extra garlic powder or seasoned salt. Make this mix your own! 
  3. If there is another crunchy addition you’d like to make, feel free to add it in!

How to store Chex Party Mix

Allow the snack mix to cool completely and then place in an airtight container or ziptop bag and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.

A single serving bowl of homemade chex mix with additional pieces scattered on the counter around it. Across the bottom it says "homemade chex mix"

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Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

This buttery and crunchy Homemade Chex Mix utilizes the old box recipe (+ a few of my tweaks) to give you the ultimate easy savory snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 servings (1/2 cup serving)

Ingredients 

  • 8 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups rice chex
  • 2 cups corn chex
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat chex
  • 1 cup cheese its
  • 1 cup bagel chips
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup soup crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups goldfish crackers

Instructions 

  • Start by preheating the oven to 250° F.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter completely (approximately 40 seconds+).
  • To the melted butter add the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir together and then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (cereal, crackers etc). Lightly stir to combine, careful not to overmix and break everything.
  • Now take your butter mixture and pour it into the cereal mixture bowl and toss to coat evenly.
  • Pour the chex mix into a large roaster pan and bake in the 250° F oven for a total of 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Allow the chex mix to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 7mg
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