Sweet Chex Mix

Sweet Chex Mix is a gooey and completely addicting 15 minute treat, filled with golden grahams and coconut. It’s a recipe the entire family will love!!

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel BitesWhite Chocolate PopcornPuppy Chow, and this Sweet Chex Mix are perfect go-to snacks for when that sweet tooth craving hits! They are not overly sweet and whip up in a flash.

sweet chex mix in a white bowl

A perfect Munchy!

Who else craves a munchy in the evening? I love to have a good munchy and curl up and watch a movie once the kids are in bed. Well this sweet and salty Chex mix concoction is one of my go to treats!

Actually, the kids are in love with this too. It is simple, and is filled with all of the things the kids love…even the nuts. It makes a great after-school snack. We also like to divide it into small Ziploc bags for on-the-go munching.

You will love this sweet Chex mix version. And the best part is you can add in or take out anything you are craving at the time! You can make it more like a treat and add in some extra sweetness. It’s completely customizable. Enjoy!

Chex, honey grahams, coconut and almonds in a white bowl

Making sweet Chex Mix

TOSS. Add the Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams, almonds and coconut to a large bowl and toss together.

COATING. Place the sugar, light-corn syrup and butter into a small saucepan. Set temperature to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally. Boil for 2 more minutes and continue to stir occasionally. Remove the mixture from the heat and mix in the vanilla.

COMBINE. Pour over the cereal mixture. Toss until all pieces are evenly coated. Treat can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

syrup cooking in a pan on the stove

Tips + Variations

Coconut: If you are not a coconut fan I think you will still love this treat. The coconut flavor is not overpowering and aids in sweetening the mix. 

Nuts: The recipe calls for 1 ½ cups of sliced almonds, but you could easily use an equivalent amount of other chopped nuts. Peanuts, cashews, and walnuts are all delicious choices. You could even use a mixture of them. 

Butter: This recipe calls for salted butter. If you don’t have any on hand, then use unsalted butter and add ¼ tsp salt into the mixture along with the butter.

Additional Add Ins: You can easily change this recipe up a bit, by adding in other delicious ingredients. Keep in mind not to add too many because then there won’t be enough syrup to adequately coat the mix. 

  • Mini or regular M&M
  • Holiday Sprinkles
  • Dried fury such as cranberries
  • Mini Pretzels or Pretzel sticks

Cool and set more quickly by lining a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Spread the sweet Chex mix evenly over the pan. Once cool serve it or store it for later.

Homemade sweet chex mixed in a plastic bowl and covered in coconut

Storing Tips

STORE the Chex mix in an airtight container. It should easily last for 3-4 days. 

That is – if you have leftovers.

I’m telling you right now that we never do!! 😉

sweet chex mix in a white bowl

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Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Sweet Chex Mix is a crunchy and completely munchable 15 minute treat, filled with golden grahams and coconut. It's a recipe the entire family will love!!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 776 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 c Rice Chex Cereal
  • 3 c Corn Chex Cereal
  • 4 c Golden Graham Cereal
  • 1 ½ c sliced almonds
  • 2 c sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c light corn syrup
  • ¾ c salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Add the Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams, almonds and coconut to a large bowl and toss together.
  • Place the sugar, light-corn syrup and butter into a small saucepan. Set temperature to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally.
  • Boil for 2 more minutes and continue to stir occasionally.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and mix in the vanilla.
  • Pour over the cereal mixture. Toss until all pieces are evenly coated.
  • Treat can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I could snack on this all day!! It was a cinch to make & my kids loved having something sweet & crunchy to munch on all day!

  2. 5 stars
    Fun and delicious Chex Mix! Love this unique take! I’ve never had coconut in my Chex Mix before and I love it! This is great!

  3. 5 stars
    A few family members have celiac and Im always happy when i find a recipe that be easily adjusted so they can have what everyone else is eating. The recipe is easy and tastes great!