Better Than Sex Chex Mix

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"Oh my gosh, this is some good stuff and it only takes a few minutes to whip up using the microwave! With a caramelly crunch and delicate chocolate drizzle, this is perfectly suited to any occasion, from parties to family movie night, or just for a snacking experience you will look forward to any time of day. It's great for gift giving during the holidays, and is a kid favorite for sure! From Tablespoon Blog."

Original is 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (70 g)
  • Calories 308.5
  • Total Fat - 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 43.1 mg
  • Sodium - 445.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 20.3 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 86.3 mg
  • Iron - 6.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Into a large microwavable bowl, measure cereal. Set aside.

Step 2

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.

Step 3

In a 2 cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered, on High, 1-2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth.

Step 4

Stir in baking soda until dissolved.

Step 5

Pour caramel mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

Step 6

Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute.

Step 7

Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes.

Step 8

Break into bite-sized pieces.

Step 9

Make sure Chex mixture is cool to the touch (so candy doesn't melt.)

Step 10

Evenly sprinkle mini peanut butter cups candy and miniature marshmallows over Chex mixture.

Step 11

In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramel baking bits and cream uncovered on High about 1 minute, or until chips can be stirred smooth.

Step 12

Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over snack.

Step 13

Microwave the milk chocolate baking chips next, starting with 20 seconds and stirring, then at 20 second intervals until the mixture is completely smooth (microwave temps vary, so watch the chocolate and stir frequently until it's of drizzling consistency).

Step 14

Drizzle over the snack mixture. Then microwave the vanilla (white) baking chips in 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth, and drizzle that over the snack mixture. (Note: The vanilla and milk chocolate chips should not need cream added.) Quickly sprinkle coarse salt over all while candy drizzles are still wet.

Step 15

Refrigerate until set.

Step 16

Break apart, and store in tightly covered container. Perfect for gift giving!

Step 17

DESSERT IDEA: Create parfait desserts by layering Chex mix and lightly sweetened whipped cream!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I made this for goodie bags for friends and family. Everyone went nuts for it! We are going to have some tonight for a snack when that ball drops and we ring in 2021!!!


review by:
(31 Dec 2020)

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