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the best chex mix, ever

Chex Mix Recipe for a Crowd!

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour


People cannot stop asking for this Chex Mix recipe! Combining a few of the original recipe components, along with a few new and improved ingredients! This Christmas foodie gift will have people bringing an empty jar back and asking for refills!


  • 1 box Rice Chex (you could also use the corn chex!)
  • 1 box Wheat Chex
  • 12 ounces Gardettos Rye Chips
  • 1.5 cups Cocktail Peanuts

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks Salted Butter
  • 1 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Smokehouse Maple Seasoning


  1. In a medium-sized pot add butter and Worcestershire sauce and turn stovetop to medium-low.
  2. Stir in spices and bring to a simmer.
  3. While the sauce simmers, combine your cereal, rye chips, and peanuts in a very large mixing bowl. I like to use two mixing bowls so things don’t go flying about.
  4. Toss with your hands to combine.
  5. After the sauce has thoroughly melted and combined (I like to give it a good whisk!), pour over dry ingredients.
  6. Set a timer for three minutes, and gently stir in an almost folding manner. Turning the bowl with your spatula. If using two bowls, do each bowl separately. i.e. pour half the sauce into one bowl and stir. Then repeating with the next bowl.
  7. Pour out on to two half sheets pan, and even out. It’s okay if the snack mix overlaps! But, you want to make it easy for yourself when you go to stir these in the oven over and over. 
  8. Place sheet pans in a COLD oven, then turn the oven on to 250˚.
  9. Once the oven has come up to temperature, immediately turn down to 220˚.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes on 220˚ stirring every 15 minutes. I also rotate the pans each time: top to bottom, front to back. If your chex are not getting crispy, after 45 minutes, shut the oven off, and leave it for an hour, checking every 15 minutes. There is a lot of steam that needs to escape, please be careful when opening the oven.
  11. After 45 minutes, take out of oven and cool.


Place your sheet pan in the MIDDLE rack, in the MIDDLE of the oven. Too close to the top or bottom, and you could risk burning your chex. 

As with most anything you bake – stay close by. Keep a close eye. 

Keywords: chex mix

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