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Buckeye Snack Mix is perfect if you love chocolate and peanut butter you won’t be able to resist this Buckeye . Crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet, and so much chocolate and peanut butter!

overhead shot of buckeye snack mix

If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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.


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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side angle of a bowl of Buckeye snack mix


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FIRST: Start with chocolate Chex cereal in a bowl. Add the chocolate peanut butter Cheerios cereal.

SECOND: Add peanut butter chips add dry roasted peanuts.

THIRD: Add the mini peanut butter cups and mix to combine.

FOURTH: Drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Cool 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.

close up of drizzled chocolate on Buckeye Snack Mix


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.

close up of Buckeye snack mix


This sweet chex mix recipe can be made up to 2 weeks in advance, just be sure to store in an air-tight container.


If you can’t find them, I would suggest plain chocolate chips, or small chocolate candy bar pieces.

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close up of chocolate chex mix with text "buckeye snack mix"


side angle of a bowl of Buckeye snack mix

Sweet and Salty Buckeye Snack Mix

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you love chocolate and peanut butter you won't be able to resist this Buckeye Snack Mix. Crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet, and so much chocolate and peanut butter!


  • 4 cups chocolate Chex cereal
  • 2 cups chocolate peanut butter Cheerios cereal
  • 1.5 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Chex cereal, Cheerios cereal, peanut butter chips, dry roasted peanuts, and mini peanut butter cups.
  2. Stir to combine
  3. Spread out on a baking sheet into a single layer.
  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  5. Drizzle the chocolate over the Buckeye Chex mix getting chocolate on as many pieces as possible.
  6. Chill for 15 minutes to set chocolate.
  7. Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
  8. Enjoy!


* If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!

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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Mark Roberts

Thursday 19th of December 2019

This is delicious and easy to make. We added red M & M's to give it a more "Buckeye" feel and we're eating this on the way to the College Football Playoff NC for the Buckeyes!!!!


Thursday 19th of December 2019

Great idea!! Go Buckeyes!


Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Who knew I could love a sweet Chex mix... Dang. I can't keep my hands out of it! SO ADDICTING! In a really great way its the perfect blend of salty-sweet!


Monday 25th of March 2019

Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination of flavors! I made a batch for my son and his roommate. Now they think I’m pretty cool - ha! I’ll tale that!


Sunday 24th of March 2019

Oh good grief... this is so tasty Ive had to go back to the store to buy the ingredients a THIRD time ..... My family keeps eating it all in a matter of hours! Needless to say we'll be keeping this for a fun snack mix for family game night again!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 24th of March 2019

I'm a snacker and you've definitely got me covered with this delicious recipe!

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