Nothing But Chex Mix

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Nothing But Chex Mix – all Chex and nothing but the Chex!

That's right - Nothing But Chex Mix - all Chex and nothing else! They are my favorite part of Chex Mix anyway!!

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I am a pretty low maintenance girl. I don’t color my hair. I don’t get my nails done. As long as my car has A/C and a radio, I’m not too picky. Also? I don’t like “stuff” in my Chex Mix. Now, I may be in the minority, but the cereal is my favorite part of Chex Mix. So, I decided that I would make a batch of just that. No really …

Nothing But Chex Mix

Nothing But Chex Mix - all Chex and nothing but the Chex - they have always been my favorite part of Chex Mix anyway!

Yep, that is 12 whole cups of Chex … all mixed up and drizzled with that classic spiced butter mixture. No peanuts. No pretzels. Nothing but those little crosshatch corn, rice and wheat squares baked low and slow until gloriously crispy and tasty!

I am partial to Wheat Chex and Chris likes the puffy Rice Chex, so we’re sort of a perfect Chex Mix couple! And see that one on the right? With all the dark brown seasoning baked right on? Those are my favorite!

Nothing But Chex Mix - all Chex and nothing but the Chex - they have always been my favorite part of Chex Mix anyway!

Now I don’t just munch this while binge watching The Walking Dead


Now, we don’t just munch this while watching very informative shows on life in Alaska. Oh no! We’ve been replacing croutons on our salads with this savory mix. (Try it – delish!!) We’ve sprinkled a handful of this Nothing But Chex Mix in our tomato soup for a little crunch. I bet it would be delicious whizzed up in my food processor for a coating on baked chicken tenders, too. Or just by the handful 😉

Since this makes a big batch (12 cups!), Nothing But Chex Mix is a natural choice for tailgating, game day and road trips! Make it a day or two in advance – store it in an airtight container to keep it crunchy – and you have one snack already raring to go. That’s a win in my book!

Nothing But Chex Mix - all Chex and nothing but the Chex - they have always been my favorite part of Chex Mix anyway!

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Nothing But Chex Mix

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  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


Nothing But Chex Mix – all Chex and nothing but the Chex! No fuss, no mixins, just those buttery seasoned cereal squares baked low and slow until crispy!


  • 12 cups of Chex cereal – I used 4 cups each of Rice (Corn and Wheat Chex)
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Put cereal in a large bowl.
  3. Mix together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
  4. Pour over cereal and stir to coat cereal thoroughly.
  5. Spread seasoned cereal in an even layer on a large ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely (I stirred it a few times as it cooled) and store in an air tight container.


Minimally adapted from the Original Chex Party Mix Recipe: http://www.chex.com/recipes/the-original-chex-party-mix/4698168d-747c-4f96-8f7a-521736e49071

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: snack
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 122
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 365.4 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.2 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg




Its easy! I will show you how.

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  1. I agree 100%! I was thinking this yesterday as I was sorting through a bag of store bought Chex Mix for only the cereal…I need to make some with just cereal. I’m making this today for a road trip tomorrow. Putting it on soup or salad is genius!

  2. Gotta do this. Whenever I buy Chex Mix I am always rooting around for the cereal pieces only. I even wrote the company and told them to start offering cereal only mix. Have a great day!

    1. It was the only way to get straight to the good part – those yummy, seasoned Chex!! SO glad you stopped by, Toni!

  3. I make mine with only cereal too! However, I do add cheerios. They are so good and soak up that spiced buttery flavor really well! The cheerios actually end up being my favorite part!

  4. You nailed this! Your seasoning amount was great and not using salts but powders was tasty.
    This will be my go to recipe from here on out. I did add a can of mixed nuts, ‘cause I never met a nut I didn’t like. Added 10 minutes to time.. extra crunch was good. Thank you!

  5. Thank you so much for this. I was just thinking that I need nothing but the cereal as I was rooting around my chex mix, it is so yummy!!!

    1. Agreed! And now I think I need to make another batch of this Nothing But Chex Mix!! Thanks so much for stopping by, Dawn!!

  6. OMG. We may be related! I just devoured a bag of Chex Mix – and threw out the added “garbage”. Haha! I will definitely be trying out your recipe. Unless you would like to meet for coffee and bring me some? LOL

  7. I am a huge Chex fan and I love Chex Mix. I am another one who doesn’t like all the “junk” in standard Chex Mix. I also don’t believe you are in the minority.. All the other stuff, bagel bites, breadsticks, pretzels, nuts (not so much), and crackers just keep us all away from the Chex. As Cassandra said in her post, I will also probably add Cheerios – just because I like them. Thanks for this great adaptation.

  8. I have made your Nothing But Chex Mix at least a dozen times since I found the recipe and it disappears in a matter of days! I have taken it a step further and made it bold once and spicy another time, but your original recipe is still my favorite go-to. Thank you for putting your recipe out there for all of us who don’t like that extra “stuff.”

  9. This is fantastic. I’m adding Cheerios, too, but all the mixed nuts, etc., served on the side. Question: Your recipe says 12 cups of chex total but your note says you used 4 cups corn and 4 cups wheat, which is 8 cups total. Can I assume the 12 total is correct? Thanks.

  10. Thank you! As we just finished a road trip with our Chex Mix in tow….I looked in the bag to realize that all the Chex cereal was gone and only the pretzels, etc. were left. I do not feel bad that I want a recipe for just Chex cereal!!!! And what do I stumble upon?? This recipe!
    Having never made this mix before, this recipe will come in handy!

    Thank You!!

  11. You’re my Chex mix twin! I just made a fresh batch this morning and I think I need to add more liquid.

  12. Me too! Love just the cereal; no frills! My 2yo grand daughter too! She takes pretzels & other junk out & hands them to me. I just bought a Walmart combo box with all 3 flavors (separated by bags) in one box. Perfect!

  13. Hi Melissa, have you ever tried bagged Chex Mix and done anything to it so it wouldn’t suck? That stuff is so lousy. It tastes nothing like the original recipe which is sublime. All the other recipes and Chex Mix in a bag equals crummy trash. I’m wondering how to save this bag a friend gave me. What would you do? Maybe just butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and garlic powder would do it.

  14. I’d omit the wheat and just use rice and corn myself, but that’s my personal taste. I’m trying to work out a version using cheese powder to approximate the cheddar premade mix I can get in stores, but without the clutter. 🙂

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