This Party Chex Mix is about to be your new favorite snack. It’s made with pretzels, chex, cheerios and nuts all flavored with worchestire, coconut aminos and spices!
I first discovered my love for homemade chex mix when my boyfriend and I were in Denver for Christmas/New Year’s Eve a couple years ago. We were staying in a cozy cabin with a bunch of friends just lounging, drinking hot chocolate (and wine of course) and munching on yummy snacks. Someone brought a huge bag of homemade chex mix and I was instantly hooked. Now, whenever I make this recipe, it makes me feel like I’m back in the cabin cozied up with a blanket watching holiday movies!
How is chex mix made?
Chex mix is made by mixing dry snack ingredients like cereal and pretzels with oil and spices. Then, you mix it and bake it slow on a low temperature. This recipe takes about an hour at 250 degrees.
What should I put in chex mix?
For the dry ingredients, you can put:
- Chex cereal
- Cheerios cereal
- Sesame sticks
- Bagel chips
- Cheez Its
- Chocolate chips (I prefer savory chex mix but if you can add chocolate if you want a little sweetness)
For the flavoring (if you want savory), you can put:
- Oil (I like to use avocado oil the best)
- Coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- Worchestire sauce
- Celery salt
- Garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper
For the flavoring (if you want sweet), you can put:
How should I store homemade chex mix?
Chex mix will keep best in an airtight container. I like to use large mason jars or really tight glass tupperwares.
The chex mix is the perfect party favor or holiday gift! You can put some in mason jars with a bow and give it to friends and family during the holidays. It’s also one of my favorite gameday snacks. I’m not huge into football but if you put my Gators on and give me some of this party chex mix, I am a happy camper.
On a side note, it’s OKAY to enjoy delicious snacks like these around the holidays (and all year long). Your relationship with food is actually much more important in terms of health than the food itself. By giving yourself the freedom to enjoy whatever food you want, you create space to listen to your body, and re-discover pleasure in food. Once you start trusting your body and honoring it’s needs, I think you’ll find you actually feel much better than when you are dieting or following rigid food rules.
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This Party Chex Mix is about to be your new favorite snack. Pretzels, chex, cheerios and nuts all flavored with worchestire, coconut aminos and spices! It should be called crack mix.
- 5 cups Cheerios cereal
- 5 cups Chex cereal (rice or corn or some of both)
- 2 cups regular pretzels
- 1 bag of Trader Joe’s honey wheat pretzel sticks
- 2 cups mixed nuts (I used cashews, walnuts, almonds, pistachios)
- 1 cup goldfish crackers (optional)
For the sauce/seasoning:
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 4 tsp worchestire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl (you might need a few bowls).
- Mix all of the oil and spices for the sauce/seasoning together and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix well to evenly coat all of the ingredients.
- Bake for about 1 hour stirring every 15-20 minutes. It is done when the mix is turning golden brown.
- Yes, this recipe really makes 22 cups. It seems like a ton but it goes quickly. I usually keep half for myself and give the rest to friends and family. It’s the perfect holiday gift or party favor!
- Category: Snack
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chex mix, trail mix, party mix, party snacks, holiday snacks, gameday snacks