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Christmas Chex Party Mix

It’s our favorite time of year, and the fact that we spend more time with family and friends is a big part of why we love the holiday season. We have lots of parties and get togethers, and obviously, we eat a lot of food!

Appetizers…well, we all know appetizers can make or break a party- they are the best part! Because I want to be part of the party, and not just serving the whole night, I now prioritize serving foods that are both delicious and require little work on my part, so I plan out foods and appetizers that are fun and easy.

Chex® Party Mix is always a hit (at parties and on the road), and my favorite Chex® Party Mix can be made in less than 15 minutes. It’s a microwaveable recipe, so it can be ready, fast, for all our holiday party guests. The crunchy light squares come in a variety of flavors, six of which are gluten free (like the one in my recipe- check your label to make sure the one you pick is), and a single serving of Chex® cereal offers 12 grams of whole grains, so it’s healthier than most snacks too. My personal favorite flavor is Corn Chex®!

christmas chex party mix recipe

Christmas Chex® Party Mix Recipe

Ingredients
6 cups Corn Chex® cereal
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 cups marshmallows
2 cups pretzels
1 cup Christmas M&Ms (red and green)

Directions
1. In a microwavable bowl, add butter, brown sugar and honey together. Microwave on high for 90 seconds and stir together until smooth.
2. Put Corn Chex® cereal in a bowl and pour sugar honey mixture over cereal. Stir together until well coated.
3. Add marshmallows, pretzels, and Christmas M&Ms to mixture and toss together.

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This makes an incredible snack for parties and get togethers, and the buttery sweet Corn Chex® cereal is phenomenal. It takes less than 10 minutes to make too. Of course, sometimes we want to take it a couple steps further, so here is what I do when it’s just us at home, for the boys…

4. Microwave the cereal mix with marshmallows, pretzels and M&Ms for 2-3 minutes, until marshmallow is gooey. Stir together.
5. Serve and enjoy!

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It’s messier, but sooo good! Worth sticky toddler fingers!

What is your favorite Chex® Party Mix? You can find lots of 15 minute microwaveable Chex® Mix recipes here.



This post brought to you by Chex® cereal. I have been compensated and given free product for my time & commitment, but all opinions are 100% mine.



  • I picked up a pumpkin spice Chex seasoning mix on clearance at Target – I really need to get on making that while the season of pumpkin is still here!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    I’ve never eaten Chex Mix anyway but dry, but I’m really wanting to try your recipe now!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey

    I’m loving finding new Chex Mix recipes! My kids will totally LOVE this!ReplyCancel

  • I love that you added marshmallows to this. My son would have a blast making this with me. Pinning!ReplyCancel

  • OH WOW! I’m going to have to do this. This is awesome!!!!! I never would have thought to mix marshmallows!! Pinning!ReplyCancel

  • Oooo — I have a little boy that would be ALL OVER this thanks to those marshmallows!ReplyCancel

  • I seriously want to go to the store RIGHT NOW so I can make a big batch of this and snack on it at my desk all day.ReplyCancel

  • The basic Chex Mix is my fave, with the Worcestershire sauce…yum!ReplyCancel

  • I am actually making a Chex mix for our family party on Sunday! But mine is a little different, I use white chocolate. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • That ooey, gooey marshmallow sounds absolutely amazing in there. I would eat SO much of that yummy mix!ReplyCancel

  • That’s a creative and festive recipe for Chex mix. Sounds and looks amazing, too!ReplyCancel

  • Yum! I’m totally making this!ReplyCancel

  • I love the sugar cookie chex party mix. It’s so amazingly good!ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      I haven’t tried that one yet, but it sounds really good! Sugar cookies!!

  • Ooh yum! I love that the recipe is microwaveable, that saves a lot of clean up!ReplyCancel

  • I love how festive this looks Penelope!ReplyCancel

  • That is a new take to chex mx!! I love it and looks super cute and really tasty!!ReplyCancel

  • This is so festive and delicious! Totally worth the mess.ReplyCancel

  • Oh boy, that would not last long in this house, it looks so yummy and festive!ReplyCancel

  • That is certainly a delicious gooey mixture! I’m a sucker for Chex mix and really enjoy taste testing new combinations.ReplyCancel

  • My husband and kids love Chex Mix. I’ll have to make this for them soon.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve had this before, it’s delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      You have?? It’s my original recipe, that means someone else is as brilliant at recipe creation as I am :)

  • I love chex mix on its own but love the idea of the additions :) Can’t refuse improvements!ReplyCancel

  • I love check party mix. I love to make it for the holidays. It’s the perfect easy treat to make.ReplyCancel

  • I keep meaning to pick up some marshmallows… I already have Chex & M & MsReplyCancel

  • I like that there is no Peanut Butter in it. I think I wouldn’t heat it up and just let it be a mix, without the gooey factor.ReplyCancel

  • Oh that looks amazing and so easy to make. I love treats that have the salt/sweet they are definitely the best.ReplyCancel

  • Mama Mirage

    Looks tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Usually I am partial to the savory Chex mixes, but this one looks SO good–I wish I had a bowl of it to snack on right now! :)ReplyCancel

  • This looks incredible, something my kids would eat WAY too much of. I love how Chex party Mix recipe can be made to suit the flavors you enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • YUM! This would be perfect for all holiday parties!ReplyCancel