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When it comes to snacking, my husband goes for sweets. Lately, I prefer the savory/salty side of life (my favorite is this bold Chex snack mix recipe.) He isn’t normally a Chex Mix fan – except for this Apple Cinnamon Sweet & Nutty Chex Mix. This one he loves! Maybe it’s the cinnamon in the cereal, but he loves it.

This recipe is straight from the Chex web site. I do make some changes, but I’ve left their recipe mostly unchanged. I typically use cashews instead of the peanuts that they recommend – mostly because that’s my favorite. And I might often use just a little less cereal to make room for more pretzels. Again, because that’s my favorite part. Tasty!

Apple Cinnamon chex mix in a bowl

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Apple Cinnamon Sweet & Nutty Chex Mix

Easy snack with a perfect blend of sweet and salty
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chex mix
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jayme


  • 5 cups Apple Cinnamon Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup nuts (dry roasted peanuts are great, but almost any kind of nut works)
  • 1 cup mini-pretzel twists
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup candy-coated chocolate candies (aka: M&Ms)


  • In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, peanuts and pretzels.
  • In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar and corn syrup uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute; stir until smooth. 
  • Stir in baking soda until foamy. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl every 30 seconds, just until cereal begins to brown. Cool 5 minutes; stir in candies. 
  • Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool; break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight container.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.

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  • Alissa Apel April 27, 2015, 10:05 am

    This sounds like a great snack! My boys would eat this up! 🙂


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