This Sweet Holiday Chex Mix combines three types of Chex cereal with pecans and coated it in a sweet glaze! It creates an irresistible treat that everyone loves!
A SWEET CHEX MIX RECIPE
Who doesn't love a good snack mix? How about a sweet version of Chex Mix? This Sweet Holiday Chex Mix is a nice twist on the classic and is absolutely amazing! I really love making this for holiday parties. Or sometimes I'll make up some just for us to munch on at home or to take to work. This literally only takes 15 minutes to make! The perfect treat when you are in a hurry!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
No. This ingredient is up to you and will not affect the outcome of this recipe.
No, unlike traditional Chex mix, this doesn't need to go in the oven.
Yes. Personally I think pecans are the best but you can use what you love. Walnuts, almonds and macadamia nuts would all work well here.
No, this doesn't harden too much and stays mostly soft with the crunch coming from the cereal itself. The way that this is boiled creates a coating that will not get rock hard. The coating is slightly sticky but not enough that it will stick to your hands.
This only needs to cool for about 5 minutes on parchment lined tray before serving.
Absolutely, but you will most likely want to make it in two batches as this recipe make a large batch as it is.
This Sweet Holiday Chex Mix is best stored at room temperature in an airtight container where it will keep for up to 5 days.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- corn Chex cereal
- rice Chex cereal
- wheat Chex cereal
- sweetened shredded coconut (optional)
- pecan halves
- salted butter
- light corn syrup
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar
- vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE SWEET HOLIDAY CHEX MIX:
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil. Set aside. In a very large mixing bowl, combine the corn chex, rice chex, wheat chex, coconut and pecan halves. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Then add in the corn syrup, granulated sugar, light brown sugar and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour the syrup over the dry cereal mixture and stir to coat.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let cool. This mix does not need to be baked.
After cooling, break the mixture into smaller bite-sized pieces. Serve and enjoy! Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container.
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Sweet Holiday Chex Mix
- 4 cups corn Chex cereal
- 4 cups rice Chex cereal
- 4 cups wheat Chex cereal
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut (optional)
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or nonstick aluminum foil) , set aside.
- In a very large mixing bowl, combine the corn Chex, rice Chex, wheat Chex, coconut and pecan halves and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Then add in the corn syrup, granulated sugar, light brown sugar and stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the syrup over the dry mixture and stir to coat.
- Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let cool. This mix does not need to be baked.
- After cooling, break the mixture into smaller bite-sized pieces. Serve and enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container.
- Other nuts can be used: walnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts.
- Coconut is optional.
- You can make the glaze with unsalted butter. Just add ½ teaspoon of salt to the brown sugar/butter mixture.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
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