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Homemade Chex Mix is a good party or family night snack. This page contains homemade Chex Mix recipes.


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September 3, 2006

Does anyone have a recipe for Gardetto's snacks?

Shannon from Eastern WA

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November 28, 20170 found this helpful
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GARLIC SNACK MIX (clone of Gardetto's)

9 Tbsp. Butter or margarine, melted
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. seasoned salt
3/4 tsp. onion powder
9 cups (total) Rice, Wheat, or Corn Chex, bagel chips, mini breadsticks, or any other "crunchy" ingredient
1 cup pretzels

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In small bowl, stir together butter, Worcestershire and seasonings. In large mixing bowl, combine cereal, peanuts, and pretzels. Drizzle seasoned butter over cereal mixture, stirring to coat well. Transfer to large roasting/baking dish and bake for 75-90 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until almost completely dry but not over-browned. Allow to cool completely, stirring once or twice to air dry, and store in airtight bag/container.


NOTE: If mixture doesn't seem completely dry after cooling, pop it back into
a 250-degree oven for another 15 minutes or so and then cool again.

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December 15, 2009

This is the original chex mix recipe off the box of General Mills Chex Cereal. This is a great snack mix to put out during the holidays or to even give as gifts!


Time: 1 hour 15 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
  2. Melt butter in a large roasting pan in the oven (if you do not have a large roasting pan you can use 2 casserole pans)
  3. Mix Cereal, pretzels and nuts together in a bowl, set aside
  4. Mix seasonings together, set aside
  5. Pour seasonings in with melted butter in the pan and mix
  6. Pour dry ingredients in the pan mixing well.
  7. Place in oven and cook for one hour, stir every 15 minutes.
  8. After an hour take out of the oven and spread mix out on 3 layers of paper towels, let sit for 15 minutes (or place in a large paper bag and shake)

  9. Serve and enjoy!

In our family we have played with this recipe over the years. We have tried using tamari soy sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce, added a few teaspoons of Cayenne pepper or have added Wasabi peas. So have fun and change it up a bit to fit your flavor preference.

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April 29, 2012


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Worstershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 2 small or 1 large can mixed nuts
  • 4 cups each Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, Cheerios, and pretzels


Melt butter butter. Add Worstershire sauce, garlic salt, onion salt, celery salt, mixed nuts, cereal and pretzels.


Place in large pan suitable for stirring. Bake at 225 degrees F for 2 hours, stirring often.

Makes about 4 quarts. When grandma put this recipe together, in 1960, it cost her $1.80 to make. I made it in 1980 and it cost $3.28. In 1991, it cost me between $7 and $8.

By Shelly from Spring Hill, KS

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March 19, 2010

There's nothing like sweet and salty together for a easy holiday snack.

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October 17, 20040 found this helpful

Mix all ingredients together and serve in a trick or treat bucket. Be creative and add anything that sounds good!

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June 10, 20131 found this helpful

This video shows you how to make delicious Chex mix. It's a great recipe for you next party.

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November 15, 2007

Does anyone have recipes for 'party mixes' that uses nuts, fruits, or cereal. My family loves the Chex party mix and would love to try some new ones. THANKS


Debra from Hampton, TN


November 15, 20070 found this helpful

http://www.chex  ryId=343&t=1

Website has salty mixes and sweet mixes.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

My sister who just passed away on Monday at age 86 had the most wonderful snack mix recipe. She started several years ago with the chex mix and kept adding stuff to it, cashews, small pretzels, various crunchy cerals and the little sesame sticks at the health food store. She built a great snack just by using her own imagination and it was delicious. She would never share the recipe but freely gave away the snack to anyone who wanted it. You can do that. Just start throwing stuff into it.

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks MartyD for the good idea. I am sorry to hear of your sister's passing.I lost my parents this year and the holidays are rough.Thanks again for the recipe idea.May God bless. Deb816

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By jo (Guest Post)
November 17, 20070 found this helpful

I use Crisp-x cereal the recipe is on the back of the box. You only need the one kind of cereal. Very good.

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By jiggsiemamma (Guest Post)
November 17, 20070 found this helpful

Hello, you can go to They have a whole bunch of snack mix recipes to print for free. Happy Holidays!

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November 18, 20070 found this helpful

I like MartyD's sister's idea. Make your own concoction and Never give out the recipe. Let 'em enjoy it and try to figure out what you put in it.

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November 23, 2010

I'm looking for a Chex mix recipe that has peanut butter and I believe honey on it, but no powdered sugar. My husband is diabetic. I would appreciate your help.

By Lou Ann Kline from Cozad, NE


November 23, 20100 found this helpful has a gazillion recipes; hopefully you can find one (or ten) that will work for you!

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April 11, 2012

I would like a good recipe for a beef jerky Chex mix. Any suggestions?

By shannon hidalgo

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January 20, 20171 found this helpful

It is simple to make gluten free Chex party mix. With only a few substitutions, you will be on your way to enjoying your favorite holiday snack! Check out this page to get gluten free party mix recipes.

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