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Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

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The stress is kicking in. I haven’t done enough prep to be ready for the holidays. I didn’t bake enough cookies, I didn’t make enough gifts, I didn’t assemble enough handmade ornaments. I DID however make another  HUGE batch of Chex Mix. This time I went with a Sweet and Spicy version that would be good for the whole family.  Rob loves spice but I wanted to make sure this one was tame enough for everyone to enjoy.
Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

Chex Mix is one of those holiday and party staples. It’s easy to whip up and even easier to create a flavor mix that suits the season and the crowd’s tastebuds.Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

Open up your cabinets and see what you have on hand and start building something that will be a hit for years. Just remember to write down how you made it.

Sweet and Spicy Chex Mix


  • 8 Cups Chex Mix (combo of Corn, Rice and/or Wheat)
  • 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn
  • 2 cups broken garlic bagel chips
  • 3 cups small pretzels
  • 1 cups nuts of choice
  • 4 TBLS butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 pinches cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce (more if desired)
  • 2 TBLS olive oil


In a large microwave proof  bowl combine all of cereal, snacks and nuts.  In a small microwave bowl melt the butter and spices together, 30 seconds. Then add olive oil and hot sauce, stir and pour over the snack  mix.

Mix thoroughly with a wooden or rubber spoon to spread the seasoning blend.

Put the large bowl in the microwave for 4-5 minutes stirring thoroughly at each minute interval.

Stir Stir Stir

Allow to cool then enjoy.

*If you want more heat increase the hot sauce and cayenne pepper.

Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

This makes a giant portion, one that will lasts days for our family or for a get together. Package up individual treat bags to give as small gifts for teachers, neighbors or co-workers. Who doesn’t love a snack? If this recipe doesn’t sound good find many more on Chex.com or just click through to these delicious ideas

o   Chex Muddy Buddies (the original!)

o   Cinnamon Cider Chex

o   Peppermint and Chocolate Chex

o   Holiday Caramel Chex

o   Chex Brittle

o   Chocolate Mint Chex Mix

o   Gingerbread Chex Mix

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  1. My favorite Chex mix are the muddy buddies, but there isn’t much you could add to that because it is perfect how it is. In a cheddar Chex mix I would add some almonds and cashews.

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  4. Dawn Monroe says:

    Mine would have to include cinnamon.

  5. Ashley says:

    I love the Muddy Buddys and I would add some nuts and maybe drizzle caramel on them.

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  15. Melissa L. says:

    My ideal flavor would include chocolate and peanut butter! Yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Muddy buddies are my favorite…anything with chocolate is my favorite!

  19. jeannine s says:

    Mine would include pistachios, chocolate chips and dried cherries

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  24. My Chex Mix would include chocolate chips, dried bananas, Reces Pieces, cashews…oh, and Chex!

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  27. Kristin Goodson says:

    My ideal mix would be sweet and salty!

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  31. Veronica L says:

    I love the sound of Cinnamon Cider chex mix, I have never had that flavor before but it sounds delicious!

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  35. Terri S. says:

    My ideal Chex Mix flavor would include everything from the Holiday Caramel Chex Mix Recipe except for the dried cranberries that I would omit. So, it would have the Corn Chex cereal, popcorn, butter, mixed nuts, corn syrup, light brown sugar and CHOCOLATE baking chips (not white vanilla chips).

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