Classic Chex Mix

Christmas is in full swing everywhere I go and it seems like it will be here in no time.  So today I’m bringing you the recipe for my go-to neighbor gift.  Classic Chex Mix.  There is no better snack!  I don’t think you can change my mind!  Everyone loves it and it’s one of the things my family looks the most forward to during the holiday season!

I know that Chex Mix is readily available in stores these days.  But, in my opinion, it doesn’t come close to comparing to this classic recipe. 

What You need to make Classic Chex Mix

Corn Chex cereal                                                                                Rice Chex cereal                                                                                  Wheat Chex cereal                                                                              Cashews                                                                                              Pretzel sticks                                                                                        Bugles or Cheez Its                                                                              Butter                                                                                          Worcestershire Sauce                                                                    Season Salt                                                                                      Garlic Powder                                                                                    Onion Powder

How to make Classic Chex Mix

I find the easiest way to make this snack mix is in a large disposable roasting pan.  The best part about using the disposable pan is that when you are done, you just toss it in the trash.  I usually make several batches and use the same pan for all of them.  You can save doing dishes all together by using the roasting pan to melt the butter in the oven.  Just mix all your seasonings in after the butter is melted.  You will want to evenly coat the cereal with the butter and seasonings.  That makes for a very tasty snack mix.

Another non-negotiable for me is baking the mix in the oven.  Most recipes you see cook it in the microwave.  I have used the microwave for similar things and they ended up either burned or soggy.  So it’s the oven for me every time.

How should I store Chex Mix?

After the Chex Mix comes out of the oven, I turn it out onto wax paper to let it cool.  It only takes about 15 minutes for it to cool.  After the mix is cool, store in an airtight container.

If I am gifting this, I divide it up into individual decorative tins or glass containers.  Put a gift tag on it and you’ll be everyone’s new best friend!

This Classic Chex Mix is great any time of year, but as the kids say, it just hits different at Christmas!

Classic Chex Mix

This crunchy, salty snack mix is always a hit no matter where or when you serve it.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


  • 3 c Corn Chex
  • 3 c Rice Chex
  • 3 c Wheat Chex
  • 1 c cashews
  • 1 c pretzel sticks
  • 1 c Bugles
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • tsp season salt
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder


  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

  2. Place butter in a large roasting pan and put in oven until butter is melted.

  3. Add Worcestershire sauce, season salt, garlic powder and onion powder to melted butter. Stir until well combined.

  4. Add cereal, nuts, pretzels and Bugles to roasting pan and stir to coat with butter mixture.

  5. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

  6. Turn out onto waxed paper to cool.

  7. Store in airtight container.

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