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Party Mix – a version of Chex Party mix that has been around for about 50 years! We make it every single year and is a staple for the holidays!

We have a lot of traditions at our house around the holidays.  We had them when I was growing up, and I was pretty tied to them!  Now have a lot of our own traditions, but some of the ones from my childhood and my husbands are still a part of ours today.

Like we make my favorite Fudge every year on Christmas Eve just like when I was younger.  And we still make this Party Mix every year just like my husband had.  And we make his favorite Frosted Sugar Cookies because they are amazing as well.

A basket chex party mix, with Party and Chex


How Long is Homemade Chex Mix Good For

This Chex party mix gets made shortly after Thanksgiving and lasts at least until Christmas at our house.  Just leave in an air tight container and you are good for about a month.

Can You Freeze Homemade Chex Mix

Yes, most definitely.  This party mix recipe makes a TON, so I usually freeze a bunch of it, so we can take it out in the summer and enjoy a little then too.  I put in a freezer safe bag and remove as much air as possible without crushing the mix.  Then put in the freezer for a about 4 months. 

A plate of chex party mix, with Chex and Dinner

This Chex Mix recipe is one that my husband’s grandma found in the newspaper before my husband was even born. Her Chex party mix recipe was around before all of the Chex cereal varieties were even invented.  So early on my mother in law changed it slightly to add corn chex to the mix.  Which I am thankful for, because those are my favorite!

One tradition my husband remembers from when he was just a little boy and would help make this party mix recipe, is the taste testing!  You bake it at a low temp for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.  Every 15 minutes, after it has cooked for an hour, you are allowed to taste 1 piece.  Trust me, it doesn’t turn our right if you don’t follow this special step.

This party mix recipe will forever be part of our family, and I hope that is can be part of yours too!  It is so easy to make and such a fun tradition to do every year. My son looks forward to it every year!

A plate of food, with Party and Chex


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Chex Party Mix

Party Mix - a version of Chex Party mix that has been around for about 50 years! We make it every single year and is a staple for the holidays!

Party Mix - a version of Chex Party mix that has been around for about 50 years! We make it every single year and is a staple for the holidays!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 pounds Mixed Nuts
  • 14 oz Wheat Chex
  • 7 oz Corn Chex
  • 7 oz Rice Chex
  • 10 oz Cheerios
  • 2 bags Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 cups Canola Oil
  • 2 Tbls Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbls Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbls Lawery's Seasoned Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250º F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large pot.
  3. Cover the pot, place in the oven and bake for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.


Don't want to use oil - use 1 cup of melted butter instead

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

36 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 375Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 0mgSodium 346mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 7g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Tuesday 20th of December 2022

My mother-in-law brought this recipe into the family about 40 years ago, and I've been making it about that long. I've made two tweaks to it: Instead of the Chex cereals, I use Crispix and I use Honey-Nut Cheerios. Actually that tweak happened when my mother-in-law had Cheerios on her list, but her husband brought home the honey-nut ones. The sweetness combined with the saltiness of the nuts and pretzels is delicious.

Kate Grossman

Monday 19th of December 2022

I've made this in the past as well but I tend to change it up a bit. I use 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 stick of salt-free butter(sometimes I make my own butter). I use all your ingredient suggestions but also add 2 TLBs brown sugar. It helps to off-set all the salt. Also, I have an air popper for fresh popcorn and usually add 4 to 6 cups of popcorn to this recipe. I do not add salt or butter to the popcorn. It sure does make a lot and we have sure enjoyed it through the years. I have even made it one time with hidden valley ranch dressing mix powder and then I leave the brown sugar out.....


Sunday 18th of December 2022

2 cups of oil. Nope. 2 stick of salted butter and 3/4 jar of Worcestershire sauce, Larry’s, garlic salt, cayenne pepper


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Try two cups of butter instead. It will change your life. Also I am impressed this lasts so long in your house! It was fine in a week here, lol.

Flo Farro-Roper

Saturday 17th of December 2022

Do you cover this in the oven? In the video it shows the lid being opened & stirred, but recipe doesn’t say. Thank you

Erin S

Saturday 17th of December 2022

Yes, I do - sorry about that, I updated the recipe. Thanks for the heads up!

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