Elsie’s Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

I make a big batch of homemade Chex mix every year (sometimes twice!) between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. We have a couple different variations, which I’ll explain below. It’s super easy to customize to exactly your taste (notice we leave pretzels and peanuts out; we also left out candy this year because if it’s in there our daughter only wants to eat the candy and nothing else—lol).

If you’ve typically purchased pre-made Chex mix at the store and are scratching your head as to WHY this needs to be a homemade recipe, allow me to explain! Homemade Chex mix is 1000% more tasty that what you can buy at the store—it doesn’t even compare. It’s like a homemade chocolate chip cookie versus store bought—no contest. 

Anyway! Here’s the recipe!

3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice Chex cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1.5 cups sesame sticks
1.5 cups Cheez-Its
1 cup rye chips (these are always so tough to find, but I add them when I can)
1 cup Reese’s Pieces (optional, but we normally add these!)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon seasoned salt

-Mix Chex cereal, sesame chips, Cheez-Its and rye chips in 2 large bowls.

-Melt butter and add garlic, salt and Worcestershire.

-Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture and mix well.

-Spread one layer evenly on baking sheet (I always line with parchment paper)

-Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes. It usually takes me several batches to get it all baked.

-Cool completely before serving or storing.

-If you add Reese’s candy, wait until the end.

Store sealed in an airtight container and it can last for several weeks. We like to keep ours in a clear jar and serve with a measuring cup.

ENJOYYYY!!!! xo. Elsie

4.5 from 2 votes
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Homemade Chex Mix

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1.5 cups sesame sticks
  • 1.5 cups Cheez-Its
  • 1 cup rye chips these are always so tough to find, but I add them when I can
  • 1 cup 1 cup Reese’s Pieces optional, but we always add these!
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt

Instructions

  1. Mix Chex cereal, sesame chips, Cheez-Its and rye chips in 2 large bowls. Melt butter and add garlic, salt and Worcestershire. 

  2. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture and mix well. Spread one layer evenly on baking sheet (I always line with parchment paper).

  3. Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes. It usually takes me several batches to get it all baked. Cool completely before serving or storing. If you add Reese’s candy, wait until the end.

  4. Store sealed in an airtight container and it can last for several weeks. We like to keep ours in a clear jar and serve with a measuring cup.

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • 5 stars
    This recipe is perfection and has become a family favorite. We make it all the time!

  • 4 stars
    This was yummy! Cheeze-its and extra rye chips really take it to the next level. I did pretzels instead of sesame sticks. Also, I felt it needed more flavor so I doubled the seasonings and added a touch of hot sauce.

  • My family has always made Chex Mix this time of year as well! We add a few dashes of Tabasco to our recipe. I agree that it is 1000x tastier than store-bought! No contest!

  • You have a typo in the recipe. Is it 1 cup of butter or 1 stick (1/2 cup)? Thanks!

  • This looks fabulous! I totally need to try this asap!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • Mmm, looks yummy! I just bought a box of Chex the other day too, haha!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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