Snickers Chex Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Chocolate Chex cereal (or a mix of Chocolate and Rice Chex if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits (or diced caramel squares)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (or half & half)
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup chopped Snickers bars (about 2 regular-sized bars)

Equipment and Utensils

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large microwave-safe bowl or saucepan
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper (optional)

Instructions

1. Cereal Base

  • Pour the Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl.

2. Make the Caramel Sauce

  • Combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Carefully stir in the baking soda (it might foam up a little).

3. Coat the Chex

  • Drizzle the caramel mixture over the cereal. Stir gently to coat the Chex as evenly as possible.

4. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (optional, but makes cleanup easier).
  • Spread the Chex mixture on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.

5. Chocolate and Caramel Drizzle

  • While the Chex are baking, melt the chocolate chips with the heavy cream in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth. Set aside.

6. Assemble the Mix

  • Remove the Chex from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Add the salted peanuts and chopped Snickers bars to the Chex mixture. Toss gently to combine.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate mixture over the Chex mix.
  • Sprinkle with caramel bits, adding a little more of that lovely caramel flavor.
  • Cool and Enjoy! Let the mixture cool completely at room temperature before breaking it apart into clusters and serving.

Tips

Don’t overbake the Chex: You want them slightly crispy, not hard.

Customize it: Add pretzels, M&Ms, or other favorite treats to make it your own.

Storage: Keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

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