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Chex Party Mix and Other Holiday Snacks

Easy party snack ideas, from our home to yours. Who doesn't like Chex Mix?

Cheese balls are always a favorite at Holiday parties where you work.

Also try some Chinese Chicken Wings or party appetizers.

Below, I've gathered all the Chex Mix recipes I could find. You can also make Chex Mix to give as gifts.

Also see Crispix Cereal Recipes and Seasoned Party Popcorn

Original Chex Party Mix

Party Chex
  • 6 Tblsp. butter
  • 2 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsps. salt
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pretzels

Heat oven to 250 degrees. Melt margarine in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. 12 cups of snack.

Chex Party Mix 2

  • 1 box Corn Chex
  • 1 box Rice Chex
  • 1 Box Cherrios
  • 1 box pretzels
  • 1 can shoestring potatoes
  • nuts
  • 2 cups salad oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt.

Combine dry ingredients. Add liquid and bake in oven at 250 for 1 1/2 hrs. Stir frequently.

Spicy Party Chex Snack Mix

  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups Spanish peanuts or mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Heat oven to 325F. In large bowl, combine cereals, pretzel sticks and peanuts. In small bowl, combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt and garlic powder. Pour seasoning mixture over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Spread in ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Bake at 325F for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Makes 12 cups.

Hot and Spicy Chex Party Mix

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 1/4 tsp season salt
  • 3 cups corn chex
  • 3 cups wheat chex
  • 3 cups rice chex
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-3 tsp red pepper sauce
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup bite size cheese crackers

Melt butter in microwave in large bowl. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until coated. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towel to cool.

Sombrero Snacks

  • 2 ounces Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 mild chili pepper, diced
  • 24 taco flavored tortilla chips
  • Bean dip

Cut cheese into 24 pieces. Arrange tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Place 1 teaspoon bean dip on each chip, and top with cheese and chili pepper. Place 4 to 6 inches from the broiler; broil until cheese begins to melt.
Recipe from 1974

My Note: My own version is similar to the above recipe: Arrange tortilla chips on a shallow baking sheet, top each chip with a 1/2 teaspoon of salsa, top with grated cheddar cheese, put in a 350 oven 5 min. or until the cheese melts. Most of the time I make this quick snack in the toaster oven.

Mexican Munchies

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1-7 1/2 oz can shoestring potatoes
  • 1 small can onion rings
  • 2 cups (each) Rice Chex and Corn Chex
  • 2 cups small oyster crackers
  • 1 can mixed nuts

Mix all ingredients together well, except butter. Then pour the melted butter on the mixture, coating well. Bake in a cookie sheet for 30 minutes in a 250 oven. Stir twice so all is evenly toasted.
Recipe from 1998 Platte SD Hospital Recipebook

Nibble Mix

  • 1/2 lb butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups each of Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, and Cheerios
  • 4 cups of pretzel sticks
  • 1 can mixed nuts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt

Place butter in a baking dish, stir in Worcestershire sauce. Add dry cereals, pretzel sticks, and nuts. Sprinkle with the garlic and onion salts; mix well. Bake at 225 for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Recipe from a 1974 Family Circle Cookbook

Texas Trash

  • 1 box Wheat Chex
  • 1 box Rice Chex
  • 1 box Cherrios
  • 1 box pretzel sticks
  • pecan halves
  • 6 sticks butter, melted
  • 1/2 sm. btl. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 T. garlic salt

Mix all ingredients. Place in pan and put in 200F oven for two hours. About every 30-45 minutes, stir. Let cool. It will not be crisp until it is cool.
Hint: If mix begins to get stale, place in pan in oven to re-crisp.
See the recipe called Texas Trash.

Chex Caramel Mix (Microwave)

  • 6 T. margarine
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 6 T. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 c. Corn Chex
  • 4 c. Rice Chex
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Microwave brown sugar, margarine, and syrup 1 to 2 minutes until margarine is melted. Stir in baking soda and cereal. Microwave 3 minutes on high stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips.
Recipe from 2001 Cedar County Catholic School in Hartington, Nebraska

Sugar Chex Mix

  • 2 quarts of cereal:
  • Corn chex
  • Rice chex
  • Crispex
  • 1 can mixed nuts
  • small bag pretzels
  • 2 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup margarine

Boil at 240 degree (candy thermometer) for 5 minutes. Pour over the mixture and stir.

Candied Chex Mix

  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. real butter
  • 1/2 c. light Karo syrup
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 17 oz box Corn Chex

Bring sugar, butter and syrup to a boil for 1 1/2 minutes and add soda. Pour over Chex cereal. Place in a big pan and put in 275 - 300 oven for 30 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes. Let cool and add optional candy. (candy corn, m & m's etc.)
Recipe from a 2001 Cedar County Catholic School in Hartington, Nebraska

Chicken Feed

  • 1 c. Wheat Chex
  • 1 c. Rice Chex
  • 1 c. Cherrios
  • 1 c. Trix
  • 1 c. peanuts
  • 4 T. margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 c. candy corn

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13 pan with spray. Place cereals and peanuts in a big bowl, mix. Melt margarine in microwave, add cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour margarine mixture over cereals and mix well. Spread on baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Cool completely, add candy corn.

Kibbles and Bits

  • 1 stick oleo
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 6 oz. pkg. milk chocolate chips
  • 8 c. Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 c. powdered sugar

Melt together oleo, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Pour over Chex cereal and mix lightly. Put powdered sugar in a paper sack and add the cereal and shake. Store in air tight container.
Recipe from a 2001 Cedar County Recipebook Hartington, Nebraska

School Fuel

  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 6 T. butter or margarine
  • 3 T. white corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 8 c. Rice Chex

Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. Microwave butter, brown sugar and syrup on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir every 1/2 minute until butter is melted. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Stir in cereal. Microwave on high for 3 minutes stirring every half minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool for 10 minutes, then break apart.
Recipe from 2001 Cedar County Recipebook Hartington, Nebraska

Snack Mix

  • 2 1/2 c. halved pretzel sticks
  • 2 c. Corn Chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 c. M & M's
  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 5 c. mini marshmallows

Combine pretzels, M & M's, and cereal. Over low heat in saucepan melt butter and peanut butter. Add marshmallows and cook and stir until smooth. Pour over pretzel mixture and mix. Press into a 9x13 pan. Cool and cut.

Muddy Buddy Chex Mix Recipe

  • 9 cups Rice Chex, Corn Chex, or Chocolate Chex cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or oleo
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar

1. Into large bowl, measure cereal/ set aside.
2. In 1 quart microwaveable bowl, microwave chips, peanut butter, & butter uncovered on High for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2 gallon resealable food storage plastic bag.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag, shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

I found that it was better to spread the mix on the waxed paper after coating with the chocolate mixture & then do step 3. If the mix is too warm, it just absorbs the powdered sugar.

Question from an email: About 10 years ago I bought a Christmas edition of Chex mix it had powdered sugar. It was delicious but I never saw it again. The muddy recipe doesn't seem to be the same. If you can help me locate the flavor or find the recipe, it would be greatly appreciated. C.

>> If anyone knows of this Christmas edition of the Chex mix recipe, or has the "Muddy" recipe, email me at: and I'll add them right here. Thanks!

I received a response for the Muddy recipe. Thanks Karen!

In your section with Chex mix recipes, you indicated that you would like the Chex Muddy Buddy recipe. Here is the one from the Chex cereal box. Hope it works for you. (See recipe above)

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