Homemade Chex Mix with that classic savory flavor and lots of crunch! This quick recipe is tastier than store-bought options and so easy to make at home. 

The Best Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

Growing up Chex Mix was (and still is!) one of my all-time favorite snacks. It’s got the perfect savory flavor, lots of variety, and the most addicting crunch. If you’re also a Chex Mix lover then you might be surprised at how easy it is to make at home!

This recipe features the classic savory flavor of the original Chex Mix, but you can easily mix and match different ingredients to switch things up and make it your own. I provide ideas to get you started below!

Make a big batch for holiday parties. Or, keep it on hand for afternoon snacks and movie nights. No matter the occasion, I hope you love this homemade Chex mix recipe as much as I do! 

chex mix ingredients

Ingredients

Chex Cereal: we’re using a combination of wheat Chex, rice Chex, and corn Chex to provide a variety of textures and taste. 

Garlic Bagel Chips: garlic bagel chips are what I use, but you could substitute any other flavor you like best. 

Rye Chips: I use Gardetto rye chips as they’re what’s available at my local grocery store, but any brand will taste great. 

Pretzels: Tiny Twists pretzels add extra crunch. 

Cheez-Its: not typically found in store bought bagged Chex mix options, Cheeze-Its add a pop of color and a sharp, cheesy flavor. Plus, you can never have too much crunch, right? 

Butter: to ensure the Chex mix isn’t too salty, I like to use unsalted butter for this recipe. 

Spices: onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, dry mustard, and salt are all you need for a homemade spice mix. 

Sugar: I add just a pinch of sugar to help balance out the seasoning.

Worcestershire Sauce: trust me on this! It adds delicious flavor and depth

butter and seasoning mixture

Helpful Kitchen Tools

  • Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls 
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Extra Large Baking Sheet

Chex mix ingredients in mixing bowl

How to Make this Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

Step One: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. 

Step Two: Add the Chex cereals, bagel chips, rye chips, pretzels, and Cheez-Its to a large mixing bowl. Gently toss to combine. 

Step Three: In a separate bowl, thick the melted butter, spices, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Then, drizzle the mixture over the caramel mix, and gently toss again to combine and coat all of the ingredients.  

Step Four: Transfer the mixture to an extra large baking sheet, spreading it out in an even layer. Bake the Chex mix for 1 hour, tossing gently every 15 minutes or so. 

Step Five: Transfer the baked Chex mix to paper towels, and let it cool completely. 

butter mixture being poured over mix

Tips and Variations

  • Toss in two steps. To make sure all the pieces of your Chex mix are coated evenly, pour half the butter and seasonings on top. Toss to combine, and repeat with the remaining butter and seasonings. 
  • Work in batches. For the best results, arrange the ingredients in a single layer on your baking sheet, leaving just a little space between each piece. If needed, use two baking sheets, and bake them side by side or one after the other. 
  • Want more crunch? Mix in peanuts, almonds, or cashews. 
  • For more bulk, add oyster crackers to the mix, too. 
  • Change the flavor completely, and use ranch seasoning, cajun seasoning, or your favorite spice blend.

Chex mix on sheet pan

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to buy or make Chex mix? 

In general, it is usually cheaper to make your Chex mix from scratch. Especially if you can find value-size ingredients. 

Does homemade chex mix need to be refrigerated? 

No, there’s no need to refrigerate this recipe. 

How long does this recipe last? 

When stored in an airtight container, this recipe will stay fresh at room temperature for up to two weeks.

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Chex mix in glass cup

I hope you give this Homemade Chex Mix a try! They are so easy to make and delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews and ratings help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you trust and love.

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chex mix in serving bowl with spoon

Homemade Chex Mix

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 3/4 cup garlic bagel chips
  • 3/4 cup Gardetto’s Garlic Rye Chips
  • 2 cups Tiny Twists pretzels
  • 2 cups Cheez-It Original crackers
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Notes

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add the Chex cereals, bagel chips, rye chips, pretzels, and Cheez-Its to a large mixing bowl. Toss gently until well combined.
  3. Whisk together the melted butter, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, dry mustard salt, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined.
  4. Drizzle the melted butter mixture over the cereal mix and toss gently until well coated.
  5. Transfer the mix to an extra large baking sheet and spread in one even layer.
  6. Bake the Chex mix at 250 degrees for 1 hour, tossing gently every 15 minutes.
  7. Transfer the Chex mix to paper towels and let cool. Once cool serve or store in air-tight containers or storage bags.

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