Harvest Chex Mix – A quick and easy snack mix that is great to make for fall or holiday parties! Chex cereal and pretzels covered in a brown sugar cinnamon coating and baked before being combined with candy pumpkins and M&Ms.
Harvest Chex Mix
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sharing one final fall recipe that I think you guys are going to love! This harvest chex mix is a fun fall version of the classic snack mix that we make every year around the holidays. I love this version because it is sweet and savory, great to serve as a snack before the big meal on Thanksgiving. It’s one of those easy things that you can make a few days ahead of time and people just devour it!
Common Questions About Making Harvest Chex Mix
What is harvest chex mix?
Harvest chex mix is a sweet and salty snack mix that is made by coating chex and pretzels in cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter before baking on a sheet pan. Once it cools, candy is added in and it can be served.
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 10 servings but it can easily be doubled if you want to make even more for a party.
How long does this chex mix last?
This chex mix lasts up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
How can I customize this recipe?
This is a really easy recipe to customize, you can easily add mix-ins you like or remove ones that you don’t like! Some ideas are extra mix-ins include –
- Pita chips
- Oyster crackers
Ingredient Notes –
- Butter adds delicious flavor and helps the brown sugar and cinnamon stick to the chex mix.
- Brown sugar adds earthiness and sweetness, pairing perfectly with cinnamon.
- Vanilla enhances the sweetness and spiciness in the cinnamon.
- Cinnamon gives this chex mix a classic fall flavor, plus it pairs deliciously with chocolate.
- I’m using rice chex but you could use any kind you like.
- Pretzel twists add saltiness and crunch – but you could use rods or bites if you prefer.
- I’m using a mix of regular and mini M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
- Candy pumpkins add a fun fall twist. If you are making these for Halloween, feel free to use candy corn too.
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- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 cups chex cereal
- 2 cups pretzel twists
- 1/2 cup red, orange, and yellow M&Ms or Reese's Pieces
- 1 cup candy pumpkins
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to a large bowl and whisk until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Add the chex and pretzels and toss to combine.
- Spread the mixture evenly over the parchment paper, making sure the chex is in an even layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes, stir the mixture, and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove the chex mix from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Then break it into large chunks, add the M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, and candy pumpkins.
- Transfer the chex mix to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to five days.
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