Recipe: Chex Mix

One of the musicmaker’s coworkers passed this on after bringing it to the company rafting trip a couple weeks ago. She said it was a weight watchers recipe, not that it tastes health conscious at all. We were instantly addicted and I’ve made a batch every week since I’ve gotten the recipe.

What you Need
4 cups Corn Chex or Crispix
3 cups Pretzels
3 cups Honey Teddy Grahams
1/2 cup pecan pieces
Cooking Spray
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
6 TBSP light corn syrup (Karos)
3 TBSP stick butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

The Steps

  • Preheat oven to 250
  • Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spray it with pam. Combine first 4 ingredient on the pan. I found it was easier too leave it mounded (not spread out) for the next step.
  • Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until sugar and butter melt, stirring constantly. You don’t want to cook it so long that it thickens because then it’s harder to coat all the pieces. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Immediately pour syrup mixture evenly over cereal mixture, tossing quickly to coat well.
  • 4. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread warm snack mix in a single layer on wax paper (we used parchment paper) to cool. Break cooled snack mix apart. Store in an airtight container.

I subbed half the pecans for some almond for my second batch which I preferred but both my mom and hubby commented about how they liked the first batch because “it had more nuts” like almonds aren’t nuts haha. Anyways I think the next batch I’m going to use cashews.


  1. This stuff is addicting!! I made it a couple weeks ago and we ate the entire bowl that weekend. It is so tasty!

  2. Nothing beats old fashioned Chex Mix. Thanks for the recipes.

  3. Yummo! Would love to have you link this up at my Creative Link Share Party over at Trendy Treehouse

    Hope your having a great week. Tara

  4. Oh that sounds good! I have to make it! I’m visiting with MMM, hope you visit me too.

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