Sweet gooey Chex mix – One of those classic party or holiday snacks that seems so lame when you look at it, but you can’t stay out of it once you try it.

We had a friend bring over a bag for Christmas this last year. I grabbed a handful and then the next thing I knew, the whole bag was gone. My husband and kids didn’t even get a bite. Oopsies…a classic snaccident!

It’s really that good and that addicting. You have to try it!

This is such a yummy treat to eat while watching a movie or hanging at a party etc! It’s so simple and it’s a nice change from popcorn. You could totally mix things up and add nuts too.

A picture of a large bowl filled with coconut sweet chex mix.

Ingredients for Sweet Chex Mix

It’s the simple things that are the best, right?! There is nothing crazy in this recipe, just simple ingredients blended together in the perfect way. Here is your grocery list:

  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Corn Chex
  • Rice Chex
  • Golden Grahams
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Shredded Coconut

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Feel free to add or swap any of the ingredients you want. Peanuts or cashews would be a great addition or mini pretzels. You can also swap the cereals for other ones you love.

How to Make Sweet Chex Mix

Snack foods should be simple and quick in my book. Otherwise, you’ve missed the point of a snack. Am I right? Yes, yes I am! Here are the basics:

  1. Combine the cereals, nuts and coconut in a bowl and line two cookie sheets with parchment.
  2. Add the butter, corn syrup, vanilla and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from the stove and pour over the cereal mixture.
  5. Mix together and then spread out on the parchment paper to cool.
These steps can be found in the recipe card below as well.

A bowl of coconut sweet chex mix. The mix has rice chex, corn chex and golden grahams with slivered almonds and shredded coconut mixed in.

Are Corn Chex Gluten Free?

All Chex products that are gluten free will be labeled “gluten free”.

Currently, only Rice Chex are gluten free.

Is Karo Syrup the Same As Corn Syrup? 

Karo is a brand name for corn syrup.

You an use Karo syrup in any recipe that calls for corn syrup.

There are light and dark corn syrups, so be sure to use the appropriate syrup.

A large bowl containing coconut sweet chex mix. It is made of rice chex, corn chex and golden grahams. Slivered almonds and shredded coconut are mixed in with a sweet gooey syrup.

When was your last snaccident? This is about to be your next one. You’re going be stuffing coconut sweet chex mix in your face faster than you can imagine. It’s mostly sweet with a little bit of salty and whole lot of crunch! 

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Coconut Sweet Chex Mix

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Servings: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


Sweet gooey chex mix.  One of those classic party or holiday snacks that seems so lame when you look at it, but you can't stay out of it once you try it.


  • 3 cups corn Chex
  • 3 cups rice Chex
  • 6 cups cereal, golden grahams
  • 1 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup corn syrup, light
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar


  • In a bowl, mix together the cereals, nuts and coconut. Set aside and lay out parchment on cookie sheets.
  • Place butter, corn syrup, vanilla and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Once it begins to boil set the timer for 1 minute and let it continue to boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cereal in a large bowl.
  • Mix and spread out on wax or parchment paper to cool.
  • Enjoy!


store in an airtight container


Serving: 1cupCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 206mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 674IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 5mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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