We’re pretty sure Chex Mix was made for the holidays. Infinitely hackable, it’s the perfect mingle food. We love to make a few different varieties, from warm and spicy, to sweet and savory, and place them around the room when we’re entertaining, so guests can try a few flavors. Here are two Chex Mix recipes that are on high rotation at our holiday parties.
Slow Cooker Warm Chex Mix Recipe
Photo: Gimme Some Oven
This warm Chex Mix recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven is genius – just get your slow cooker out and let the flavors mingle.
- Add Chex Mix, pretzels, Cheerios, and peanuts to your slow cooker.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together butter and salt until the salt is dissolved. Stir in the Sriracha and soy sauce until combined.
- Drizzle the sauce evenly over the top of the snack mix. Toss until evenly combined.
- Cover and slow cook on low for 3 hours, stirring at the 1 hour, 2 hour and 2.5 hour marks so that the mixture does not burn. Then spread the mixture out onto a few baking sheets or parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature. Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
- Note: If your slow cooker does not have a tiny hole in it to let air escape, it may collect too much condensation which could make the Chex Mix get too soggy. If that is the case, another great method is to place a towel (or a few layers of paper towels) just under the lid of the slow cooker, to collect the condensation.
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe
Photo: Julie’s Eats and Treats
The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to adapt. Love nuts? Make it rain with crunchy, salty cashews, hazelnuts and almonds. Can’t get enough maple syrup? Add another glug or two. Just use this recipe as a base.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 cups Chex Mix
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup Prince & Spring Mixed Nuts
- 1 cup M&Ms
- In a small saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
- In a bowl toss together Chex Mix and nuts. Pour caramel mixture over and stir. Sprinkle M&Ms on top of snack mix. Cool and serve.
Asian Chex Mix
This couldn’t be easier to make – or more delicious to eat. Just add seaweed, almonds and crunchy rice rolls.
- 2 cups Chex Mix
- 1 pack Jayone Seasoned and Roasted Seaweed, crumbled
- 2 Jayone Crunchy Rice Rolls, crumbled
- 1 pack Blue Diamond Wasabi and Soy Almonds
- Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve.
How do you love to eat your Chex Mix? Tell us in the comments!