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Bowl of sweet and salty chex mix

Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings (1 cup each) 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This homemade sweet and salty Chex Mix recipe is perfect for afternoon snacking – no matter what flavors you are craving!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 1/2 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 4 1/2 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups tiny pretzel twists
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, melt butter. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and pinch of sea salt until it’s dissolved.
  3. Add cereal, peanuts, and pretzels to bowl and toss to combine.
  4. Spread on a large baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and let cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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