Sweet gooey Chex mix recipe – 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! The ultimate party mix! 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:

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Corn Chex
  • Rice Chex
  • Golden Graham Cereal
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Shredded Coconut Flakes

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

Variations and Substitutions

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…Wheat Chex, Crispix, Cheerios or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I’ve seen people use those crunchy chow mein noodles in this mix too or Bugles for a little more salty taste.

If you want to play with the flavor a little, swap the corn syrup for honey and/or the granulated sugar for brown sugar.

Not a coconut fan? Just omit it!

How to Make Sweet Chex Mix Recipe

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. Stir 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.

Reasons I Love This Recipe

Scalable: It’s so easy to scale up or down in the recipe. If you’re making neighbor gifts for the oven

No Bake: There is no baking, no oven, no long hours in the kitchen. I don’t have time for that when the holidays come around, so this is a great option for a quick and simple snack.

Fast: This recipe comes together in a total time of about 10 minutes with a little prep time and a couple minutes at the stove. Then it’s just a matter of letting it cool.

Addicting: I dare you try just one handful of this sweet snack mix! The combination of sweet and salty with crunchy texture is just totally irresistible.

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.

How to Store Sweet Chex Mix

This Chex mix recipe should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. It can keep for up to 5-7 days but I can guarantee you that it won’t last that long!

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! 

More Snack Recipes to Eat by the Handful:

Coconut Sweet Chex Mix

3 from 1 vote
Servings: 32
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 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.
    3 Cups Corn Chex, 3 Cups Rice Chex, 6 Cups Golden Grahams, 1 Cups Slivered Almonds, 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • Place butter, corn syrup, vanilla and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.
    1 Cup Butter, 1 Cup Corn Syrup, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, 1 Cup Sugar
  • 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: 0.5cupCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 443IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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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.