Secret Ingredient Chex Mix

Sweet and Salty Chex Mix | Frock Files

Another secret family recipe! I can’t remember a Christmas season without this Chex mix. My mom makes huge batches of it and my dad delivers it to pretty much everyone they know — including the preschool I went to. People actually tell them that they were waiting for the Chex mix to arrive. It’s that good.

It features two unexpected ingredients: garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. These give it a depth and a hint of smokiness that I haven’t found in any other Chex mix.

Sweet and Salty Chex Mix | Frock Files


2 boxes Rice Chex
1 box Honeycomb
1 box Corn Chex
Nuts (to taste)
1 ½ lb. butter
1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ cups sugar


1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Divide the cereal and nuts into four tin foil roasting pans.

2. Melt the butter, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and sugar together on low heat. Pour evenly over the cereal and nut mixture. Stir to coat.

3. Bake for 75 minutes total, mixing every 20 minutes.

By the way, this recipe is very flexible. My mom uses cashews and macadamia nuts in it, while I opt for almonds. It’s also really good with pretzels and Cheerios. Let your imagination run wild!

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  1. We just bought a ton of chex mix & can I say, I’m making this TODAY! Chex mix of any kind is just about my favorite. And I know my kids will love this.

  2. This sounds delicious! Our whole family loves crunchy/salty/savory snacks. Beautiful photos!

  3. This sounds really good! I’m a sucker for sweet and salty snacks. I wanted to double check the amount of butter in the recipe. Is it really 1 1/2lbs, 6 sticks?

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