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Chex Mix Recipe

Make this homemade Chex Mix recipe in the microwave in 10 minutes or less! It's adapted from the original Chex Party Mix recipe, but I use more butter and I think it's better that way.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings (1/2 cup each)
Calories 148kcal



  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine Chex cereal, pretzels, garlic chips, and peanuts.
  • In a small bowl, microwave butter until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until blended.
  • Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal in 3 batches, stirring well after each addition.
  • Microwave the Chex mix on HIGH for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread the Chex mix on paper towels to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.



  1. Chex: I'm leaving out the Wheat Chex because I don't love them. You'll want about 8 or 9 cups of cereal total, however you mix it. Crispix cereal is a good substitute.
  2. Nuts: The original recipe uses mixed nuts which just seems bizarre to me (what kid wants Brazil nuts?). I went with just peanuts (I like cocktail peanuts the best here).
  3. Other mix-ins: Pretzels, yes obviously. I love the garlic rye chips like the ones Gardetto's makes. Crunchy little Melba toast is good too. Sometimes I break them up (good for smaller children) and sometimes I don't. Bagel chips also work. You can also try Cheerios, goldfish crackers, whatever!
  4. Yield: This recipe makes about 12 cups of cereal (or more), enough for 24 servings, 1/2 cup each. The true yield depends on exactly which mix-ins you choose and how much of each you add.
  5. Storage: Store covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.


Serving: 0.5 cup | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 4mg