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This crunchy, salty, perfectly spiced Addicting Christmas Chex Mix is a great snack for the Christmas season or to make for easy and yummy gifts.

Addicting Christmas Chex Mix

This Christmas Chex Mix is crunchy, salty and seriously Addicting!

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It’s Christmas Time! My very favourite time of the year. In my family it isn’t Christmas without this super Addicting Christmas Chex Mix!

I love how every family is different; we all have our own traditions. My family has made this delicious and Addicting Christmas Chex Mix for years; the ingredients may change every Christmas but the excitement over this crunchy snack remains the same.  

Does your family have a special tradition? 

My grandma gives out Christmas Chex Mix as gifts every single year. We love it so much! This year I heard rumours she had decided not to make it, but everyone she told freaked out and begged her to continue on the tradition. It simply would not be the same without this yummy snack.

I hope you love this as much as my family does! Make a double batch, load them up in cute Christmas tins and give them away as gifts to friends and family.

What are the ingredients for Chex Mix?

Chex Mix is so much fun because you can add whatever ingredients you like!

In this Addicting Christmas Chex Mix there is Chex, Shreddies, pretzels, BBQ peanuts, butter, worcestershire, sea salt, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder.

How do you make Christmas Chex Mix?

There are two popular ways to make snack mix. One involves using a microwave, the other an oven. I’ve never tried it in a microwave as I don’t think it would turn out nice and toasty… If you want to try the microwave way, there are recipes out there you can follow, otherwise this is how it’s done in the oven:

Preheat oven to 250°. Melt the butter and pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the spices then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well then spread evenly over two baking sheets.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes to ensure even baking. Cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

This crunchy, salty, perfectly spiced Addicting Christmas Chex Mix is a great snack for the Christmas season or to make for easy and yummy gifts.

How long does homemade Chex Mix last?

If you are like me and want to make a huge batch to give away as gifts for your friends and family, or you would like this Addicting Christmas Chex Mix to last all season long, you’ll be making this around the beginning of December.

So how far in advance can you make it?

Homemade Christmas Chex Mix will last 4-6 weeks if kept in an air tight container! Amazing right? Just make sure the lid is on there nice and tight in between servings.

Does Chex Mix freeze well?

You bet it does!

Do you want to be super on top of things and make this in October or November? You’re in luck!

If kept in a properly sealed freezer safe ziplock bag, this Christmas Chex Mix will last 4-6 months in the freezer!

This crunchy, salty, perfectly spiced Addicting Christmas Chex Mix is a great snack for the Christmas season or to make for easy and yummy gifts.

Ingredient swap outs 

Are there other ingredients you would like to add into this Christmas Chex Mix? You can easily add or swap out whatever you like! Here are some other ingredient ideas that would go great.. you do you!

  • Cheezies
  • Any flavour peanut
  • Popped popcorn
  • Bugels
  • Nacho Chips

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This crunchy, salty, perfectly spiced Addicting Christmas Chex Mix is a great snack for the Christmas season or to make for easy and yummy gifts.
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5 from 9 votes

Addicting Christmas Chex Mix

This crunchy, salty, perfectly spiced Addicting Christmas Chex Mix is a great snack for the Christmas season or to make for easy and yummy gifts.
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword Christmas Chex Mix, Christmas Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 portions
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 3 cups Pretzels
  • 3 cups Original Shreddies
  • 2 cups BBQ Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp worchestershire
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder

Instructions

Equipment Needed

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • 2 x Baking Sheets

Directions

  • Heat oven to 250° 
  • Melt butter and pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the worchestershire, sea salt, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder. Once fully combined toss the remaining ingredients into the butter and mix well.
  • Spread evenly between two baking sheets and bake on the middle rack for 1 hour. Stir the Christmas Chex Mix every 10/15 minutes to ensure even baking.
  • Cool to room temperature before packing into air tight containers. 

22 Comments


  1. I don’t think I’ve ever had it, but I bet it tastes delicious and makes for a nice gift everybody loves!


  2. Yup addictive is right. Perfect for parties, or movie night (especially watching Christmas movies). Great as a food gift to take along to parties too.


  3. These snack mixes are essential during the holiday season and this one looks so good!


  4. I was looking for an easy recipe, that is savory and festive, for the gifts! My friends will be very happy to receive it!


  5. Chex mix is a must at our holiday gatherings! I didn’t know you could freeze it, cant wait to give that a try!

  6. Wow, this chex mix looks amazing! Such an easy treat to put together! Pinned!


  7. what a feast! I’m not really familiar with Chex mix, but I’d be so down for this on Christmas!


  8. I’ve been making a variety of chex mix over the past few months and I had plans to make some for Christmas. With all the cookie baking, I just ran out of time. However, this sounds delicious for our New Year’s Eve party! Everyone loves chex mix and this sounds flavorful and fun!

  9. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Chex Mix! I’ll admit, that’s usually sometime my mom makes, but I may have to finally try my hand at it. You can never have too much Chex Mix, right?


  10. This is so fun! I love how easy this is and I can even get my kids involved! This would be great for family to snack on while in town visiting or even for gifts!


  11. This Chex mix is so addicting. I think I’ll need to make a staple for every holiday because once a year won’t be enough for this snack.

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