Cheese Chex Mix

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This Homemade Cheese Chex Mix is loaded with all your favorite salty and crunchy snacks and tossed with a buttery cheese mixture. The perfect snack that is so much better than store bought!

white bowl with cheddar chex mix


Store bought Cheddar Chex Mix has to be one of the most addicting snacks. It is one of those things that I almost never buy, because I just know it will be gone in minutes. Well this Homemade Cheese Chex Mix takes that store bought stuff to a whole new level, and you are never going to turn back.

You get to pick what you put in it. That can be from your favorite crunchy snacks to how much salt and butter is added. Totally customizable to whatever you like. Which means, it just may be more addicting than the store bought kind, but in the best possible way!

cheese chex mix ingredients

Why You’ll Love Cheese Chex Mix

  • Crunchy – crunchy snacks are always delicious, and this mixes whatever your favorites are into one quick and easy snack.
  • Versatile – mix up the snacks, the spices etc to make it however YOU like!
  • Make Ahead – this makes a big batch and that last for a couple weeks. Or you can even freeze, so it is great to make ahead and have ready when you want it.
  • Great Gift – this is the perfect holiday gift for friends, neighbors or teachers. You can put in a mason jar or a plastic bag with a cute ribbon.
pouring butter mixture over cereal

What You’ll Need

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  • Chex Cereal – use whatever your favorite kind is. I like Corn Chex or Rice Chex personally.
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Cheez-Its
  • Pretzels
  • Bugles
  • Peanuts
  • Butter
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Season Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cheese Powder – this is the stuff you find near the popcorn in the grocery store.
spooning cheese chex mix out of a bowl

How To Make Cheddar Chex Mix

  • Mix – In a very large bowl mix together your favorite Chex cereal, Goldfish Crackers, Pretzels, Cheez-Its, Bugles, and Peanuts.
  • Toss – In a bowl melt the butter and mix with the Worcestershire sauce, season salt, garlic powder and cheese powder until well combined. Pour over cereal mixture and toss until everything is well coated.
  • Bake – Pour the cereal mixture onto 2 lined baking sheets, and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once the mixture is dry remove from the oven and let it cool.

How Long Does Homemade Chex Mix Last

This will last for about 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container. You can just keep it at room temperature, no need to refrigerate or keep it cold.

Freezing – you can also freeze some if you want to divide up the batch and save some for later. Place in an airtight container and it will last in the freezer for 4-5 months.

close up bowl of cheddar chex mix

What Else Can I Mix In

This is where you can get creative! Swap out some of your favorite crunchy snacks, change up the seasoning etc!

  • Spice – Want to make it spicy, add your favorite hot sauce to the butter mixture, or I have seen jalapeno powder at some of the speciality spice shops.
  • Seasonings – Cheddar and ranch go really well together! So mix in some Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix (1 oz) with the butter mixture and toss with the cereal for a fun twist. Or get creative with whatever spices you like.
  • Crunchy Snacks – Oyster Crackers, Cheerios, Rye Chips, Popcorn etc. Use whatever snacks you like!
white bowl with cheddar snack mix

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4.67 from 3 votes

Cheese Chex Mix

By Erin
This Homemade Cheese Chex Mix is loaded with all your favorite salty and crunchy snacks and tossed with a buttery cheese mixture. The perfect snack that is so much better than store bought!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 7 cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Goldfish Crackers
  • 2 cups Mini Pretzels
  • 2 cups Cheez-Its
  • 2 cups Bugles
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Cheese powder, popcorn seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons season salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 250" F. Line 2 large baking trays with foil, parchment paper, or a silicon liner.
  • In a large bowl mix together cereal, fish crackers, pretzels, Cheez-Its, peanuts and Bugles
  • In a bowl melt butter and add cheese powder, Worcestershire sauce, season salt, and garlic powder. mix until well combined.
  • Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, and mix until everything is well coated.
  • Divide mixture evenly between the 2 baking sheets, spreading into a single layer.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 527mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Snack Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 239
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  1. Yummo! I buy cheese Chex Mix at the store all the time. I’d much rather make it super fresh at home. It’s so good when we have our movie nights.

  2. This cheese Chex mix is a snack time game-changer! The perfect blend of cheesy goodness and crunch from the Chex—it’s addictive. I can’t stop munching on it!