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CRACK CHEX PARTY MIX {Chex Candy}

The Iconic Chex Party Mix gets a sweet twist with pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a hint of dark chocolate.  Chex Cereal becomes Crack Chex Party Mix! Irresistible, crunchy, and totally addicting. Whip up a batch to give some to your holiday guests! That is if you don’t eat it all first:)

This iconic Chex Mix recipe is made from Rice and Corn Chex and covered in a crunchy caramel coating that contains a dash of cinnamon. This Chex Mix Crack Recipe also has a dark chocolate drizzle on it for another touch of sweetness. Crack Chex Party Mix Recipe | Take Two Tapas

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What is Crack Chex Party Mix? Let me explain…

I grew up eating Chex Cereal and I have to say that I am so mad that now they have all these great flavors! My mom only bought the corn or rice varieties! Kids are so spoiled these days.

Cinnamon, chocolate, apple? I want to revert back to my childhood and get to eat these on Saturday morning while I am watching the Smurfs!

Of course, we always had Chex Party Mix around. I loved making the iconic Chex Party Mix recipe and adding in pretzels and peanuts.

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This iconic Chex Mix recipe is made from Rice and Corn Chex and covered in a crunchy caramel coating that contains a dash of cinnamon. This Chex Mix Crack Recipe also has a dark chocolate drizzle on it for another touch of sweetness. Crack Chex Party Mix Recipe | Take Two Tapas

CRACK CHEX PARTY MIX INGREDIENTS

  • Rice Chex Cereal
  • Corn Chex Cereal
  • Toasted Pecans
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • light brown sugar
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • baking soda
  • dark chocolate

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HOW TO MAKE CRACK CHEX PARTY MIX

FIRST: Heat oven to 250F. Mix the Chex Cereals, pecans, and cinnamon in a large baking dish, lined with non-stick foil or with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray.

SECOND: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix the butter and the brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts to boil, let boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

THIRD: When 5 minutes are up, remove from heat and add the vanilla and baking soda. Whisk quickly. It will start to foam and bubble when you add these two.

FOURTH: Pour over your Chex Cereal Mixture and stir quickly to coat all the cereal and pecans. Once all is coated, place in the oven and bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. When the hour is up, let cool completely. If you want to add the chocolate drizzle, melt your chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler on the stove top.

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This iconic Chex Mix recipe is made from Rice and Corn Chex and covered in a crunchy caramel coating that contains a dash of cinnamon. This Chex Mix Crack Recipe also has a dark chocolate drizzle on it for another touch of sweetness. Crack Chex Party Mix Recipe | Take Two Tapas

This Crack Chex Party Mix is the best of sweet, salty, crunchy, and delicious! Makes a great edible gift too!

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Crack Chex mix in a white bowl

Crack Chex Mix Candy

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

The Iconic Chex Snack Mix gets a sweet twist with pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a hint of dark chocolate. Chex Cereal becomes Chex Mix Crack! Irresistible, crunchy, and totally addicting. Whip up a batch to #MixExchangeLove and give some to your holiday guests! That is if you don't eat it all first:)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 4 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Toasted Pecans
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Caramel Coating

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces Dark Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Mix the Chex Cereals, pecans, and cinnamon in a large baking dish, lined with non-stick foil or with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray.
  2. Heat oven to 250F.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix the butter and the brown sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Once it starts to boil, let boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. When 5 minutes are up, remove from heat and add the vanilla and baking soda.
  7. Whisk quickly. It will start to foam and bubble when you add these two.
  8. Pour over your Chex Cereal Mixture and stir quickly to coat all the cereal and pecans.
  9. Once all is coated, place in the oven and bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  10. When the hour is up, let cool completely.
  11. If you want to add the chocolate drizzle, melt your chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler on the stove top.
  12. When melted, drizzle over your Chex Mix Crack!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1502Total Fat: 93gSaturated Fat: 38gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 1542mgCarbohydrates: 166gFiber: 12gSugar: 110gProtein: 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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Karen Bomar

Thursday 10th of December 2020

I am just finishing up a batch of this and the caramel is not melting enough to mix everything together well (at the 15 minute stir times)! I feel like letting the caramel mixture boil for 5 minutes was too long? My heat was at medium and it didn't burn so I'm not sure what went wrong. Not sure it's worthy of even giving out as gifts :(

Jennifer

Monday 14th of December 2020

Not sure what you mean by melting enough? Was the caramel mixture runny when you poured on the cereal mixture? Was it still too runny when you baked it? Can you clarify where you are having the problem (during the caramel making or the baking part) then I can add more details. Thanks

swayam

Monday 16th of May 2016

This is a great snack! I am so going to make this and keep a jar of it next to me, especially when i am writing my next post :P

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 19th of May 2016

It makes a great muse:)

jane @ littlesugarsnaps

Monday 16th of May 2016

I love the idea of gifting this party mix. It would look great in pretty bags or vintage jars.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Great hostess and teacher gifts too!

Michele

Sunday 15th of May 2016

I love ANY kind of chex mix... although in my family we call our version Scrabble? I think its because we always ate it while playing scrabble when I was a kid! I love the sweet alternate you're sharing... Pinned this! :)

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 19th of May 2016

My MIL calls it trash. Not a flattering name but still works...

Naina

Friday 13th of May 2016

Crack indeed! I can imagine being completely addicted to this stuff :D Looks and sounds amazing!!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 19th of May 2016

I think I could sell it for more than any other street drug:)

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