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The Best Oven Roasted Chex Mix Recipe

To me, Chex Mix is synonymous with the cold weather. When the sight of colorful leaves falling to the ground quickly turned into falling snow, and lots of it, my mom would a) bust out the crock pot and b) make some homemade chex mix. You could easily go buy one of those seasoning packets found in the cereal aisle, but it’s. just. not. the. same.

Dare I say this is the best Chex Mix? Even better than the bagged kind? Try for yourself and see. There’s nothing fancy about this recipe, just throw all of the ingredients in a roasting pan and cook in the oven for an hour.

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The Best Oven Roasted Chex Mix Recipe
Adapted from the Original Party Chex Mix Recipe
  • 6 cups Corn chex
  • 6 cups Crispix
  • 4 cups Wheat chex
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups peanuts (optional)
  • 1 cup cashews (optional)
  • 1.5 stick butter
  • 4 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbls Seasoned Salt
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Combine all cereals and nuts in a large roasting pan.
  2. Melt butter and mix in all seasonings. Stir
  3. Bake at 325 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min.



  1. Kim Brinkmeyer says:

    I also was looking for a good Chex mix recipe and saw the little boy in the Iowa shirt and had to pin! Go Hawks! It is in the oven as we speak!

  2. This is a really good recipe!!! I have made 6 times now for a little snack and they love it!! It really is a quick little snack for them to eat in the car!!

  3. Love this receipe but love the Iowa shirt more

  4. William Abbott says:

    In the beginning… Ralston Purina owned the Chex brand. Two types of cereal; wheat chex and rice chex. Chex mix I remember as a kid had: Cheerios, long straight, mini-pretzels, peanuts and or mixed nuts and wheat chex and rice chex. Cheerios were not my favorite part.

    I grew up eating it in Iowa. It was my mom’s recipe, but everybody else’s too. We ate it at everybody’s house during the holidays.

  5. Do they have generic brand? Here the generics are labeled rice cereal squares or something of that nature.

  6. Roslyn Cox says:

    I am trying to make this receipe having trouble finding the chex cereal. I live in Canada . Does anyone know where you can buy it?

  7. Did you stir every 15 minutes? If I forget to stir, it burns!

  8. 325 to hot!!! Burnt 2 batches!!! Go to 250 perfect .

  9. I love traveling while wearing an IOWA tshirt or sweatshirt – no matter where I am, you’ll almost always hear, “Go Hawks!”. And what better way to celebrate an Iowa game than with Chex mix!

  10. In preparation for the Outback Bowl, I was searching for a Chex mix recipe that had Cheerios as well. I came across your recipe and noticed your little one wearing an Iowa Hawkeye jersey. So, I’ll give your recipe a try!!! Figured it was a good sign! Go Hawks!

  11. Margie Staggs says:

    Okay; we in the south do have to make it more fattening. Instead of all butter, add bacon grease for half. It gives it a WONDERFUL taste.

  12. Hi Emily. Just wanted to say hello! My husband and I met at the University of Iowa and I see you are an Iowa family too! I’ve added you to my Bloglovin’ list and following on Pinterest. Hope you’ll pop over my way for a quick visit! xo

  13. This is perfect! So good! I’m also from Iowa, thought that was cool :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. @ Chris:
    This is the second year I have made this recipe, instead of putting in cheerios and pretzels, I put in the garlic rye chips (the brown ones in chex mix) and I use Virginia peanuts instead of regular. I love this recipe, I made it last year with little mason jar tags and put in mason jars to give for Christmastime, everyone asked for the recipe. I also used the cashews it calls for in the recipe. This is one of the best chex mix recipes I have tried, super easy and makes a ton. Good job!

  15. I have tried so many variations of this looking for the perfect recipe and THIS IS IT!! It is so yum yum yummy. I didn’t change a thing. Thanks

  16. It sure would be nice if someone would leave a reply AFTER they’ve tried the recipe. Does no one any good to say “that looks good”…

  17. I’ve been looking for one that is like Mom’s old recipe. I think I found it!

  18. This does sound good. Going to the grocery store tomorrow, so I’ll be making this, very soon!

  19. My husband makes chex mix for us. He adds little goldfish crackers to a mix it up sometimes

  20. So now I have to go to the store to get the fixings..it looks so good!! Thanks

  21. Looks great! I love chex mix but this version looks much better and fresh!

  22. mmm that look delicious! And Colton looks pretty cute, too ;)

  23. MMM we love Chex Mix in several different variations.

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