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Sweet Holiday Chex Mix

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!

Sweet Holiday Chex Mix in mason jar.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use the coconut?

No. This ingredient is up to you and will not affect the outcome of this recipe.

Does this have to be baked?

No, unlike traditional Chex mix, this doesn’t need to go in the oven.

Can I use other nuts?

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.

Does this get really hard?

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.

How long does this have to cool before serving?

This only needs to cool for about 5 minutes on parchment lined tray before serving.

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely, but you will most likely want to make it in two batches as this recipe make a large batch as it is.

How do I store leftovers?

This Sweet Holiday Chex Mix is best stored at room temperature in an airtight container where it will keep for up to 5 days.

Pinterest image of Sweet Holiday Chex Mix with parchment paper on serving tray.

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
Ingredients needed: corn chex, rice chex, wheat chex, sweetened shredded coconut (optional), pecan halves, unsalted butter, light corn syrup, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, salt and 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.

Dry ingredients added to large bowl.

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.

Syrup ingredients in saucepan.

Pour the syrup over the dry cereal mixture and stir to coat. 

Syrup mixture poured over dry ingredients and stirred together.

Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let cool. This mix does not need to be baked.

Chex mixture spread over parchment lined pan.

After cooling, break the mixture into smaller bite-sized pieces. Serve and enjoy! Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container.

Spoon holding up some of the Sweet Holiday Chex Mix out of bowl.

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Sweet Holiday Chex Mix

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!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Cooling Time:: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients

Dry Mixture:

  • 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

Syrup Mixture:

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • Other nuts can be used: walnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts. 
  • Coconut is optional.
  • You can make the glaze with unsalted butter. Just add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the brown sugar/butter mixture. 
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Chex Mix, Sweet Chex Mix, Sweet Holiday Chex Mix

Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1214IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 20mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“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 and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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