Sweet Holiday Chex Mix

This sweet Chex mix is a staple recipe at my house every Christmas season! It's perfect for gifts and parties, but be warned it's highly addictive! It's loaded with crunchy cereal, dotted with mixed nuts, and swirled with coconut. Then it's covered with an ooey gooey sweet and sticky coating. The best part - it couldn't be faster or easier to make.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Golden Grahams, mixed nuts and coconut, set aside. 
  2. In a medium saucepan combine sugar light-corn syrup and butter. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and carefully pour sugar mixture over cereal mixture and toss to evenly coat. 

  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't want the mix as gooey and sticky you can add an extra 1 cup of each cereal (totaling 3 extra cups), for a lighter coating.