Savory/ Snacks, Appetizers and Side Dishes

Homemade Chex Party Mix

Whoop!  Whoop!  It’s Fall and officially football season.  Therefore, you MUST make this Homemade Chex Party Mix to serve at your next football party.  Rice Chex, Corn Chex, sourdough pretzel bites, cracker pieces, topped with butter, spices and Worcestershire sauce, and then baked in the oven.  This recipe beats store bought Chex Mix any day!

Yeah I’ll be honest.  I don’t watch football.  But if I did, I would definitely want to eat this while watching it!  And the real reason I made this was because I had an over flowing pantry of ingredients perfect for Chex Party Mix.  I have been soooooooo sick the past few weeks, so I have been living on a diet of bland food.  Which means I have a pantry full of Rice Chex, Corn Chex and sourdough pretzels.  I couldn’t eat all that by myself, so I figured I would make a Chex Party Mix!  Chex Party Mix is the savory counterpart to the sweet Muddy Buddies.  I recommend making both 😉

Homemade Chex Party Mix

Print Recipe
Serves: 20 Cooking Time: 60-minutes


  • 5 cups Corn Chex
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups small pretzels (I used Hanover's Sourdough Pretzel Bites)
  • 1 cup cracker pieces (I used Milton's Everything Crackers)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder (NOT GARLIC SALT)
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt



Preheat oven to 250-degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking pan with foil and spray with baking spray (I used a 17.25-inch x 11.5-inch x 1-inch pan). Add the Corn Chex, Rice Chex, pretzels and cracker pieces to the prepared baking pan. Stir the dry ingredients to mix them up.


In a small microwave safe bowl, add the butter and melt the butter. Remove the bowl from the microwave and whisk in the Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, garlic powder and seasoned salt. Whisk until all ingredients are fully incorporated.


Slowly pour the butter mixture over the Chex mix on the baking pan, evenly distributing the butter mixture over the Chex mix. Use clean hands to gently stir and toss the Chex mix, combining the butter mixture throughout the Chex mix, ensuring the Chex mix is evenly moistened.


Bake Chex Mix in 250-degree oven for 60-minutes, stirring the mixture every 15-minutes. At the last 15-minutes of baking time, increase the oven temperature to 325-degrees.


Let Chex Mix cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


Chex Mix will stay fresh for up to two weeks when stored properly, at room temperature.

Oh.  And make sure you use garlic powder and not garlic salt.  I used garlic salt the first time around, and it was sooooo salty.  Whoops!  But garlic powder makes it perfect 🙂  So what’s your favorite snack to munch on during football games?



And just in case you are looking for couple more recipes perfect for a football party….

Funfetti Football Cupcakes

Football Cocoa Krispies Cereal Treats

PS: you can find this recipe linked up at the following link parties: The Pin Junkie, Pretty Pintastic Party, Sugar and Spice, Monday Meal Plan, Weekend Potluck.


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  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    September 21, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    I’m sorry you’ve been sick! I wish I could bring you some tea and toast or something :(. This is total perfect football food–it beats the store-bought stuff that always shows up at tailgaters :). Take care Kelly, and feel better soon!

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      September 21, 2017 at 6:27 PM

      Thanks Kelsie! I am definitely feeling better (((finally)))…I would have loved some tea and toast though 🙂 You are so sweet!!! This Chex Mix is definitely better than the store bought stuff! Plus you get to make it with whatever you like! Have a great weekend! XOXO

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    September 21, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    I’m sorry that you have been so sick! It seems that parents just don’t have time to be sick and that makes it even harder because everybody still expects you to do everything that you usually do. I hope that you are on the mend. I love this chex party mix recipe. I don’t watch football either, but I do have a husband and some children that enjoy football and they would definitely enjoy this chex party mix during the game! Thank you for sharing, and take care of yourself.

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      September 21, 2017 at 6:29 PM

      Thanks Amy! I am feeling better finally, but you are right that life does not stop when you are sick. Someone always needs something 😉 This Chex Mix is great any time for sure! Have a great weekend my dear! XOXO

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    September 21, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    ooh this sounds so snackable! i’m not a huge fan of those hard, dark brown wafer/cracker things in storebought chex mix, so making it at home would let me customize the mix! love how flavorful this sounds too (:

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      September 23, 2017 at 7:05 AM

      Thanks Heather! That’s why homemade is the best! You get to make it with only the ingredients you like 🙂 XOXOXOX

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    Julie Pollitt
    September 22, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    This mix looks soooo good! Sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Hope you start to feel better soon. 🙂

    • Reply
      September 23, 2017 at 7:06 AM

      Thanks Julie! Finally feeling much better 🙂 Have a great weekend XOXO

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    Maria Doss
    September 22, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    I’m not a foot ball fan, but this snack mix sounds super delicious Kelly. Take care dear:)

    • Reply
      September 23, 2017 at 7:08 AM

      Thanks Maria! I am glad I am not the only one who is mehhhh about Football season. The food however, I am all about hehehe. Have a great weekend my dear 🙂 XOXO

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    September 24, 2017 at 4:57 AM

    This Chex mix sounds so good for snacking :D. And I love that I can add so many of my favorite things in there!! I could munch this all day!!!

    • Reply
      September 25, 2017 at 6:22 AM

      Thanks Deepika! That’s exactly why I like making my own too 🙂 XOXO

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    September 26, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Chex Mix is one of the best parts of the holidays and always has been my favorite! Think I will make some tomorrow.

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      September 28, 2017 at 6:06 AM

      I love Chex Mix!! It’s always a fun snack to have on hand! 🙂

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    November 12, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Chex mix is definitely a holiday must have! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Celebrate 365!

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      November 14, 2017 at 9:16 PM

      I totally agree Carlee!! XOXO

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    Cindy's Recipes and Writings
    November 18, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Sounds great for game day!

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      November 23, 2017 at 8:26 AM

      And so easy to make…plus it will feed a crowd!

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    January 21, 2018 at 3:24 AM

    I forgot how much I love chex mix and how easy it is to make! Perfet addtion to a party! I need to do this! So glad you shared it at out Football Party Food round up at Celebrate 365

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      January 21, 2018 at 11:03 AM

      It is so easy and a fun snack that everyone loves! Thanks for hosting the party! XOXO

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