This Easy Chex Mix Tastes Like a Snickers

updated May 1, 2019
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This is the kind of Chex Mix you’ll want to sneak into movie theaters since it’s got all the components of everyone’s favorite candy bar. Adding caramel sauce, chocolate chunks, and peanuts gives it all the great features of a Snickers, but with the added bonus of the crunch of a good party mix.

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First, Make (or Buy) Your Chex Mix

You’ll need a big batch of basic Chex Mix on hand before you can go and jazz it up. Luckily, churning some out couldn’t be easier — especially when you lean on your slow cooker. Simply combine Chex cereal, pretzels, bagel chips, and crackers with melted butter and seasonings. Let the mixture cook on low in a slow cooker for a few hours until it’s dry and toasty and you’ve got your classic Chex Mix.

While it’s hard to beat homemade Chex Mix, don’t hesitate to reach for the store-bought stuff in a pinch. In fact, adding a few ingredients to a bag of Chex Mix is the easiest way to make it taste so much closer to the from-scratch version.

Make Snickers Chex Mix

1. From homemade: Follow the recipe for slow-cooker Chex Mix, but omit the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder and replace them with 2 tablespoons of melted caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt. You can also replace the bagel chips and crackers with butter cookie or graham cracker pieces. Once cool, gently stir in a few generous handfuls each of chocolate chunks and peanuts.

2. From store-bought: Toss a bag of Sweet & Salty Popped Chex Mix with a few generous handfuls each of Snickers Bites and peanuts.

Chex Mix Upgrades

The beloved party mix is a classic for good reason, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be jazzed up. In fact, it’s a blank slate for flavorful additions and mix-ins. This series will show you just how easy it is to make Chex Mix — be it homemade or store-bought — all your own.