EASY Homemade Chex Mix – I Heart Naptime

Whip up a batch of homemade Chex mix just in time to settle in for movie night! Make a large bowl of this salty, savory, crunchy snack for everyone to share, and grab yourself a handful!

homemade chex mix in a bowl

Best Homemade Chex Mix

I make this homemade Chex mix recipe anytime I’m craving something salty, savory, and crunchy, and lucky for me, this recipe chex all the boxes! It’s made with Chex cereal, pretzels, and nuts, coated in a salty and savory mixture then baked until crispy and irresistible!

It’s one of the Trendy requested food snacks my kids inquire for when they’re having sleepovers, parties, or movie nights. It makes a large batch so there’s usually tons left for lunchboxes the next day. I’ve made it in both the oven and slow cooker but I do tend to use the oven when I want that extra bit of crunch.

This homemade version is so much better than a store-bought bag. Not only is it much more cost-effective with more control over what’s in it, but when you make your own, there’s never that disappointment of hitting the bottom of the bag. When you reach the bottom of the bowl, you just whip up another batch!

chex mix on a baking sheet

How to Make Homemade Chex Mix

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. We need low heat so the cereal and nuts don’t burn.
  2. Combine the Chex, pretzels, and nuts in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a medium-sized microwave-secure bowl then add the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Mix to combine.
  4. Pour half of the butter mixture over the Chex mix and stir. Then drizzle the remaining butter topping over top and give it another stir making sure everything is combined.
  5. Transfer the entire mix to a jelly roll pan by dumping it out and spreading it into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring each 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before enjoying.
chex mix on a baking sheet

Helpful Hints

  • For easier cleanup, line the jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil paper.
  • To make this in the slow cooker dump all of the ingredients into the crockpot and set it for 3 hours on low. Stir each hour.
  • The original Chex mix recipe is my favorite but there are many ways to jazz it up or switch it up for a commute!

Try Adding Some of These!

  • Goldfish crackers
  • Crispix cereal
  • Cheerios
  • Smoked paprika
  • Bagel chips
  • Regular potato chips
  • Peanuts
  • Corn chips

How Long Does Homemade Chex Mix Last?

This will last up to about 1 week, which is great if you’ve made a large batch. A week’s worth of snacks for the win!

Store it in a brown paper bag or airtight container and have simple access to it anytime you want.

party chex mix in bowl

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Homemade Chex Mix

Whip up a batch of homemade Chex mix just in time to settle in for movie night! Make a large bowl of this salty, savory, crunchy snack for everyone to share, and grab yourself a handful!

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

  • 4 cups Rice Chex , or corn chex
  • 3 cups whole wheat Chex
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 1-2 cups mixed nuts


  • 1/2 cup salted butter , 1 stick
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt , such as Lawry’s
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Slow cooker: To make this in the slow cooker, dump the Chex into your slow cooker and turn to low. Cook for 3 hours and stir each hour.
Storage: Store in a covered container or brown paper bag up at room temperature up to 1 week. 

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 10mg

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