The Ultimate Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe

Pretzels, peanuts, Chex mix, and of course, sweet Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips®.

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Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

May 13, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a cookie mix that's shaking up home baking with its bakery quality results. In From The Pastry Kitchen, she shares her industry earned expertise with the home baking community.

Every bite of this easy sweet and salty chex mix recipe is crunchy crunchy crunchy. This is a serious win for parties, holiday snack mixes, lunch box ideas for the kids, and yummy afternoon sweet treats

All coated with butter or vegan butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, you’ll want to grab handfuls of this sweet and salty snack mix and just munch. It’s insanely addictive.
We put our twist on this chex mix original recipe with the inclusion of our easy recipe sugar cookies. Exploding with cinnamon flavor, These toasty sugar cookies add a much needed kick to this and other creative chex mix recipes.

While you could buy a bag of Chex Mix and pass on making your own, I wouldn’t recommend this. You would be missing out on the fun baking experience of creating your own delicious masterpiece. It's better to bake this party mix fresh in your own oven. You don’t even have to follow my directions "to a t." The beauty of this party mix is that you can add in or substitute any of the sweet and salty ingredients. Don’t like peanuts? Leave them out or substitute with almonds or cashews. Want a little chocolate added? Throw in some M&M’s when it’s all cool. And, there are tons of Chex Cereal to choose from. Use your favorite flavor or blend a few types together.
Chex mix recipe with easy sugar cookies

The Sweet and Salty Chex Mix set up for a late afternoon summer party.

A fun way to serve this party mix is to purchase natural wood cones from Amazon along with a cone holder. I guarantee this will be a hit treat at your next friendly gathering.

This recipe makes a lot of party mix. If you aren’t going to use it all, don’t be afraid of bagging it up and throwing it in the freezer. This is what I did with the mix I made for this blog post. It’s making a great snack for my little guy’s lunch box and as an afternoon sweet snack for my family.

Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix Recipe

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Sweet and salty chex mix recipe ingredients

sweet and salty chex mix ingredients

Salty pretzels, honey roasted peanuts, and Chex cereal before the oven

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Recipe Ingredients

Cookie Chips® Cinnamon Sugar - 1 bag or 5 cups baked. 

• Chex cereal, any kind - 6 cups.

• Nuts*, any type (we used honey roasted peanuts) - 2 cups.

• Mini pretzels - 2 cups.

• Butter or vegan butter - 6 oz.

• Ground cinnamon - 2 tbsp.

• Granulated sugar - ½ cup.

To Make

1.  Preheat oven to 275 F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

2.  In a large bowl or on a large lined sheet pan, mix Chex cereal, nuts & pretzels.

3.  Melt butter or vegan butter in microwave. 

4.  Mix sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl.

5.  Drizzle butter over Chex mix and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

6.  Mix well until everything is fully coated.

7.  Spread evenly on the sheet pan and bake.

8.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, tossing at every 15 minute intervals.

9.  Cool mixture then place in a large bowl and blend with prepared Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips®. Enjoy.

Keep stored in an airtight container or Ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for longer. It's best the day it's made.

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I filled paper ice cream cones with my cinnamon sugar chex mix, and served them charcuterie style. We made some delicious coconut rum cocktails that pair very nicely with salty snacks.

Crispy crunchy cookies in 15 minutes.

Make bakery quality, thin & crispy cookies in 15 minutes. These pastry chef crafted, easy bake Cookie Chips® are so delicious.

Like everything that I bake, this mix uses artisan, non GMO, simple ingredients, and no artificial junk.

Let's get baking!

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Joanne Adirim, Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

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