Sweet Chex Crunch

Fran Miller


I love just about every variety of Chex Mix, but this sweet version is my favorite. The recipe came to me from Ohio, via my sister, Jenny. I made it & took it to school where it was an instant hit. It's still making the rounds. =^..^=

★★★★★ 2 votes
Many, depending on serving size
15 Min
10 Min


6 c
rice chex
6 c
thin pretzels
1 c
pecan halves, or whatever nut you like
1 c
brown sugar, packed
1/4 c
light karo syrup
1 stick
butter or margarine (1/2 cup)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
baking soda


1Set out two silicone baking sheets (or cover metal cookie sheets with waxed paper).
2In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix together the Rice Chex, pretzels, and nuts. Set aside.
3In a smaller microwave-safe bowl (I use my 4 cup glass measuring cup), put in the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Microwave for 1 minute, then quickly stir. Microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes more. Remove from microwave.
4Stir in vanilla extract and baking soda, mixing well.
5Pour over the Rice Chex mixture. Toss well & place bowl into the microwave. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring twice.
6Quickly spread on prepared baking sheets & let cool. Break larger pieces. Store in an airtight container.
7Place chex mix in decorative tins for a quick & delicious holiday gift.
8NOTE: I've found that the longer microwave times work best for me or the chex mix is sticky. But please experiment with the cooking times since your microwave is different than mine. If the mixture is darkening, take it out. =^..^=

About Sweet Chex Crunch

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids