Buckeye Snack Mix is perfect if you love chocolate and peanut butter. You won’t be able to resist this. Crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet, and so much chocolate and peanut butter!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix Recipe
This sweet and salty Chex mix has all the chocolate and peanut butter flavors found in buckeye candy but with less work! Serve as a fun dessert, kid’s treat, and makes a great gift for the foodie in your life!
A buckeye the Ohio State version of that ever popular chocolate coated peanut butter snack… only Ohio State buckeye fans get way more passionate about it.
So don’t get them confused or else you risk getting tackled on the 50 yard line.
What is a buckeye?
If you have never had the snack version of a buckeye, you are totally missing out. Especially if you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter!
A Buckeye may be a person that lives in or is from Ohio, but buckeye snacks make a delicious treat from peanut butter fudge and dipped in chocolate. It gets it’s name because it looks like the nut of a buckeye tree.
The snack version buckeye is fantastic. You won’t want to share buckeye snacks with any rivals anyway. Because, let’s face it, chocolate and peanut butter is great but even better combined into a buckeye snack mix!
So how do we turn a candy into a snack mix? Read on my friends!!
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Chex cereal – I use the chocolate Chex mix cereal for this. Substitute corn Chex or rice Chex.
Cereal – The chocolate peanut butter Cheerios cereal is perfect for this recipe. Substitute regular Cheerios if needed.
Peanuts – Dry roasted peanuts or almonds.
Hoe to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix
First: Start with chocolate Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate peanut butter Cheerios cereal.
Second: Mix in the peanut butter chips and dry roasted peanuts.
Third: Add the mini peanut butter cups and mix to combine. Spread onto a prepared baking sheet.
Fourth: Drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Cool completely at room temperature to let the chocolate set. Break into chunks and store.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How long does it last?
Chocolate peanut butter Chex mix will last for 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
I don’t recommend refrigerating (unless it’s very hot in your house) or freezing it. The chocolate can separate and turn ashy when you thaw it.
Is it gluten free?
The Chex cereal part is but the Cheerios are not certified gluten free as they are processed in a facility that isn’t gluten free. Just be sure to check the individual ingredients to make your determination.
All the other ingredients I use in this recipe are considered gluten free but of course the snack mix is not peanut free so if you have a peanut allergy, this Buckeye snack mix is not for you.
What if I can’t find mini peanut butter cups?
If you can’t find them, I would suggest plain chocolate chips, or small chocolate candy bar pieces.
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This chocolate peanut butter chex mix, or Buckeye snack mix, is the perfect treat for satisfying all your sweet, salty, crunchy, chocolat, and peanut butter cravings!
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the Chex cereal, Cheerios cereal, peanut butter chips, dry roasted peanuts, and mini peanut butter cups.
- Stir to combine
- Spread out on a baking sheet into a single layer.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the Buckeye Chex mix getting chocolate on as many pieces as possible.
- Chill for 15 minutes to set chocolate.
- Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 11g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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