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Homemade Chex Mix in a bowl.

Homemade Chex Mix

Make Homemade Chex Mix in the microwave in 10 minutes or less! Adapted from the original Chex Mix recipe (but I use more butter).
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 318kcal


  • 4 cups Corn Chex cereal (see note 1)
  • 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups bite-sized pretzels
  • 2 cups garlic chips or Melba toasts broken in to 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup peanuts (see note 2)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  • 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.
  2. Nuts: The original recipe uses mixed nuts which just seems bizarre to me. I went with straight peanuts which, I'm pretty sure, is what they use in the pre-made Chex Mix you can buy at the store. Walnuts? No thanks.
  3. Other mix-ins: Pretzels, yes obviously. But how about those garlic chips? They seems to be getting harder and harder to find. I went with Melba toast. Sometimes I break them up (good idea) and sometimes I don't. Bagel chips also work. You can also try Cheerios, goldfish crackers, whatever! Have fun.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 5mg