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Churro Chex Mix is the perfect party mix for sweet snacking. Crunchy cereal, pretzels, and pecans are coated in a cinnamon sugar sauce and then tossed with a cinnamony sweet topping to make a sweet Chex mix.
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Table of Contents
  1. Cinnamon Sugar Sweet and Salty Chex Mix
  2. Why We Love This Churro Chex Mix Recipe
  3. Ingredients for Sweet Chex Mix
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Churro Chex Mix
  7. Tips for Making Sweet Chex Mix
  8. How to Store Chex Mix
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Easy Snack Recipes
  11. Churro Chex Mix Recipe

This simple Churro Chex Mix recipe swaps the classic savory party snack seasoning with a sweet and warm spice to make a sweet Chex mix.

Quick and easy to prepare using Chex cereal, pretzels, pecans, butter, sugar, and cinnamon, the crunchy mixture makes a big batch of finger food to feed a crowd.

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Cinnamon Sugar Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

It is so quick and easy to prepare Cinnamon Sugar Chex mix using simple ingredients that make snacking anything but boring.

Also known as Churro Chex mix, it resembles the fun flavors of the fried dough dessert, but this snack is baked in the oven and is meant to be shared during the holiday season, packaged as party favors, or given as gifts.

Our sweet snack mix can be tailored to meet your personal tastes and preferences. Make a gluten-free mix by swapping out the wheat Chex; replace the nuts with some chocolate or cinnamon chips; or even add more crunchy elements to be coated in the buttery sugar sauce.

Baked in the oven until candied and then tossed with a cinnamon sugar mixture topping, this is the best combination of flavors and textures that makes the most tempting treat.

Why We Love This Churro Chex Mix Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in 10 minutes.
  • Only uses simple kitchen staple ingredients.
  • Crunchy, sweet, cinnamon coated cereal party mix is addictively delicious.
  • Customizable recipe can be revised with your favorite sweet and salty snacks.
  • Great grab-and-go treat when served in snack size bags.
  • Perfect for packing in lunchboxes, serving as after school snacks, giving as holiday gifts, or feeding friends while watching football.

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Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix ingredients

Ingredients for Sweet Chex Mix

  • Rice Chex cereal
  • Corn Chex cereal
  • Wheat Chex cereal
  • Mini pretzels
  • Butter snap pretzels
  • Pecan halves
  • Salted butter
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pass On The Pecans: Feel free to swap the pecans halves with other whole nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, cashews, or peanuts.
  • Choose Your Cereal: You can use other cereals in this snack mix, such as Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Crispix, or even Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  • Pick Your Pretzel: Use your favorite bite-size pretzel shape, such as squares, mini twists, sticks, and nuggets.
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  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Small sauce pot
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How to Make Churro Chex Mix

  1. Make The Mix: Combine the cereals, pretzels, and pecans and set aside.
  2. Make The Sugar Mixture: Add the sugars and cinnamon to the melted butter and whisk to combine. Cook until the sugars are dissolved.
  3. Coat The Chex Mix: Pour the sugar mixture over the Chex mix and stir to coat.
  4. Bake: Spread the Chex mix on the sheet tray and bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes, tossing the mixture every 15 minutes. Cool on the tray for 15 minutes
  5. Top and Toss: Stir together the brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon and toss over the cooled Chex mix.
  6. Serve: Serve warm, or let it cool completely and store for later use. Enjoy!

Tips for Making Sweet Chex Mix

  • If you don’t like one or more of the ingredients, simply add something else you enjoy! Just make sure you keep the same ratios so the sauce and topping amount aren’t too much or too little.
  • You can use any pretzel shapes you like, but make sure they are bite-sized for easier snacking.
  • If you don’t have dark brown sugar, you can use light brown; dark brown just adds a little more depth of flavor.

How to Store Chex Mix

  • To Store: Once cooled, store Chex mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Freeze the Chex mix in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change the Chex ratios in this recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely change the ratio of Chex cereals in this recipe. As long as you have a total of 8 cups of cereal, you can use more or less of each flavor. I used 3 different Chex cereals in my mix for maximum crunch and flavor combinations. However, feel free to customize your mix according to your preference.

Can I add chocolate chips to my mix?

Yes, you can add chocolate chips to your Chex mix. I recommend adding the chocolate after it comes out of the oven and cools so that it doesn’t melt. Feel free to use semi-sweet, dark, or white chocolate chips.

How can I re-crisp my Chex mix?

If your Chex mix loses its crunch, you can easily re-crisp it. Simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper and cooking spray and bake it at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes. It should become crunchy once it cools.

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5 from 1 vote
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Churro Chex Mix

Serves — 16
Churro Chex Mix is the perfect party mix for sweet snacking. Crunchy cereal, pretzels, and pecans are coated in a cinnamon sugar sauce and then tossed with a cinnamony sweet topping to make a sweet Chex mix.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Cool Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups rice Chex
  • 2 cups corn Chex
  • 2 cups wheat Chex
  • cups mini pretzels
  • cups butter snap pretzels
  • cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper, and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the rice Chex, corn Chex, wheat Chex, mini pretzels, butter snap pretzels, and pecans, and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon, and whisk to combine. Continue to cook until the sugars are dissolved, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the Chex mix ingredients in the bowl. Mix well until everything is evenly coated.
  • Place the coated Chex mix onto the prepared sheet tray. Bake for 45 minutes, tossing the mixture around every 15 minutes.
  • Allow the Chex mix to cool on the tray for 15 minutes. While the mixture is cooling, make the topping by stirring together the brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Add the slightly cooled Chex mix back to the large bowl. Add the topping mixture and toss to combine.
  • It is ready to eat warm, or let it cool completely and store for later use.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store the Chex mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Freeze the Chex mix in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.
Tips:
  • If you don’t like one or more of the ingredients, simply add something else you enjoy! Just make sure you keep the same ratios so the sauce and topping amount aren’t too much or too little.
  • You can use any pretzel shapes you like, but make sure they are bite-sized for easier snacking.
  • If you don’t have dark brown sugar, you can use light brown; the dark brown just adds a little more depth of flavor.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 696IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 7mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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