Sweet Holiday Chex Mix


If there’s one treat you must make this holiday season this is it. Okay there are a lot of treats that definitely deserve to be made this holiday season but this one should be near the top of your list. It’s easy (we are talking 10 – 15 minutes total easy), it tastes like candy with a crunch, it’s nutty, slightly sticky,¬†deliciously¬†sweet and it’s the perfect gift for friends neighbors or coworkers. Simply said this stuff is highly addictive so share the wealth or you will want to eat it all =). Enjoy!


Sweet Holiday Chex Mix


  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts*
  • 2 cups sweetened , shredded coconut
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup salted butter


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams, mixed nuts and coconut, set aside. In a medium saucepan combine sugar light-corn syrup and butter. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and carefully pour sugar mixture over cereal mixture and toss to evenly coat. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  2. *A salted blend is delicious. You can also use just one type of nut such as sliced almonds or chopped cashews or peanuts.
  3. Recipe Source: recipe from my Grandma

You could also call this Christmas Chex Mix. I think it’s a very fitting name. When I think of this stuff I think of Christmas because it’s one of my favorite gifts that people make to give.


  • Kristy {Sweet Treats and More}: My grandmother used to make something like this too! Yum! December 8, 2012 at 10:34pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Now I can’t decide between your party mix recipe and this one I’ve had bookmarked for a while: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2009/09/praline-party-mix.html

    Maybe I’ll make them both! December 9, 2012 at 12:59am Reply

  • Anonymous: When do you put the coconut in? December 10, 2012 at 8:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s sad, me and my sister both read through and edited the recipe and missed that =). Sorry but thank you for your comment! December 10, 2012 at 11:16am Reply

  • Anonymous: Do you break this delicious mix up into pieces or do you cut it into squares? It sticks together too much to be able to easily scoop it, although a scoop is what I’m planning on using when I take it to a party later. I hope you can give me a suggestion, or reassure me that I’m on the right track. December 14, 2012 at 3:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: We always just pull it apart into pieces with clean hands but any of the above should work great, just whatever you think is easiest =). For a party I would recommend using the spoon or just dividing it into individual portions (just so everyone isn’t touching it) and you probably could even shape it into balls or something. I hope everyone enjoys it! December 14, 2012 at 7:49pm Reply

  • Elizabeth: I made these for my office Christmas potluck and they were a big hit, but I’m wondering if you have any tips for preventing it from being so gooey? I always seem to have issues when I make something with Karo syrup, am I cooking it too long? The taste was delicious, just trying to get it to solidify a little more! December 21, 2012 at 10:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: If you do want it to solidify more you would want to cook the syrup longer giving it a texture similar to caramel and so forth, another thing I’ve seen done with this kind of recipe is you toss the cereal in the prepared coating then bake it at a low temp stirring every 15 mins or so until they are as crisp as you’d like them. I hope that helps, glad it was enjoyed =)! December 21, 2012 at 2:10pm Reply

  • Tiffany: A coworker of mine makes this and we call it Christmas Crack. Warning, you cannot stop eating this stuff! It’s delicious. September 4, 2015 at 10:25am Reply

  • Kristen: I love this recipe!! I shared it on my blog! :)

    http://gingerandtrista.com/blog/2015/10/8/sticky-chex-mix-my-favorite-football-snack October 9, 2015 at 12:55pm Reply

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