This Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe is a must-make for your next party!
Growing up, Chex Mix was a staple at every holiday gathering. Is that a midwest thing, or is Chex Mix popular everywhere?
Little confession: I never really loved traditional Chex Mix that much.
Then, one time, I tried a different version of Chex Mix. Someone decided to mix things up (no pun intended…ha!) and served a sweet and salty version of Chex Mix. Clearly, I’ve always had a sweet tooth because that was something I could get behind. It was love at first bite. (I just can’t stop with the puns…)
That’s what I’m bringing you today. This Sweet and Salty Chex Mix recipe is for all my friends with a big sweet tooth who need a little sweet to balance out the salty. You definitely get both here and it’s pretty amazing.
Warning: this stuff is addicting. It’s definitely hard to stop eating. That also means it’s going to be a big hit at whatever party you bring it to or serve it at.
This recipe makes enough to serve an army so you’ll have plenty for a party or to give as gifts. This makes a lovely neighbor gift!
To make this dairy-free, I used coconut oil instead of butter. I used an organic refined coconut oil so there wouldn’t be a coconut taste on everything, but you’re welcome to use unrefined if you’d like an overall coconut flavor.
I also use no corn syrup or refined sugar. My kids insisted on chocolate chips, so actually those do add some refined sugar. Oops. I used these dark chocolate chips from Enjoy Life which are dairy-free. I also used gluten-free pretzels and Rice Chex so all the gluten-free peeps could enjoy this recipe.
I wanted to make this as healthy and nourishing as I could, so I used almonds, coconut chips, dried fruit, and seeds in the mix. For the dried fruit and seeds, I used a this Superberry Superfuel blend I found at Costco that includes dried tart cherries, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, raisins, goji berries, and pepitas. If you don’t have that, just use whatever mix of dried fruit and seeds you prefer.
I know you’re going to love this!! I hope you make it for your upcoming holiday parties!Print
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe (Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)
This Sweet and Salty Chex mix is made with coconut oil and no corn syrup, and nourishing ingredients like dried fruits, nuts, and seeds!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 17 cups
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, mix together the Chex cereal, almonds, and pretzels. Place the mixture on the lined baking sheet and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt your coconut oil. Add the honey, coconut sugar, and cinnamon and stir until the coconut sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Drizzle the honey mixture over the Chex mixture and use your hands to make sure it is evenly coated.
- Bake in the 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Allow the Chex mix to cool completely and then transfer it to a large bowl. Add the coconut chips, superberry blend, and dark chocolate chips and mix well. Enjoy!
*I prefer refined coconut oil for this so there isn’t an overall coconut flavor. Unrefined will work also, but there will be a coconut flavor.
**If you don’t have the specific blend I used, substitute 1 cup of dried fruit of your choice and 1 cup of seeds of your choice.
I’m running out of time to post all the recipes I planned before Christmas…so I’ll be posting another recipe tomorrow. If you’re looking for an epic overnight Cinnamon Roll recipe, make sure you stop by!
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