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Christmas Crack Chex Mix

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This delicious and easy Christmas Crack Chex Mix is made with Golden Grahams, your favorite variety of Chex cereal, slivered almonds, and sweetened coconut flakes all mixed together and coated with a sweet buttery glazy with just a hint of vanilla. It is a great snack for Holiday Parties or can be given as a Christmas gift!

Christmas Crack Chex Mix in a bowl

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Below you will find tips, tricks and helpful hints for making this recipe including step by step instructions with pictures. If you would like to go directly to the recipe, scroll down to the recipe card.

Why You’ll Love Christmas Crack Chex Mix

This Chex Mix is great because it is super quick and easy to make! I have not met anyone who doesn’t like this ooey-gooey creation!

You’ll love this snack because it is totally customizable. If you don’t like coconut, feel free to leave it out. Want to add some chocolate? Try mixing in some M&M’s. You can even add Holiday-themed M&M’s for a special treat!

A bowl of Christmas Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

What is Christmas Chex Mix?

Christmas Crack Chex Mix is a super addictive and delicious snack that can be enjoyed at Holiday Parties or given as a special Christmas gift.

This tasty recipe incorporates Golden Grahams, your favorite variety of Chex cereal, slivered almonds, and sweetened coconut flakes all mixed and coated with a sweet buttery glaze with just a hint of vanilla.

A bowl of Christmas Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

Christmas Gift for your Neighbors

Another reason I like this mix is that it makes a great Christmas gift for your neighbors or your children’s teachers.

Make a large batch and put it in a cute little container and BAM! You can check those gifts off your list.

You can definitely use this recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen with you. As with any homemade Chex Mix, it’s simple to make. It only has a few ingredients and can be put together quickly.

A bowl of Christmas Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

Not Just for Christmas

Don’t let the name fool you! I make this Chex Mix all year long! It’s great to enjoy when you are watching your kids play sports, on a road trip, or sitting around a campfire in the summer. The possibilities are endless!

Christmas Crack Chex Mix Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Golden Grahams: This is a cold cereal that is made of little graham cracker squares. The flavor pairs nicely with all of the other ingredients. It is made by General Mills and can be found on the breakfast aisle at the grocery store.

Chex Cereal: For Christmas Crack, I like to use Rice or Corn Chex. This time I used Honey-Nut Chex.

Coconut Flakes: This adds a nice sweetness and texture to the mix.

Ingredients to make Christmas Crack Chex Mix including Golden Grahams, Chex, Coconut, and Almonds.

Slivered Almonds: These add some crunch and nutty flavor to this delicious snack.

Butter: This is used to create a buttery glaze that coats the Chex Mix.

Corn Syrup: This sweet syrup helps to bind everything together nicely.

Sugar: The sugar is used to help sweeten and caramelize the glaze that coats this delicious mix.

Vanilla Extract: This provides a nice hint of vanilla flavor to balance out the sweetness from the other ingredients.

How to Make Christmas Crack Chex Mix

[1] Begin by adding the Golden Grahams, Rice Chex cereal, coconut, and slivered almonds to a large bowl. Mix it up.

Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds in a glass bowl.

[2] Next, add the butter, corn syrup, sugar, and vanilla to a medium sized sauce pan.

Butter, sugar, vanilla, and corn syrup in a sauce pan.

[3] Heat the mixture over medium heat on the stovetop until the sugar has dissolved and it begins to boil.

Corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and sugar boiling in a pan.

[4] Pour the liquid mixture over the cereal mixture.

Christmas Crack syrup poured over the cereal mix.

[5] Use a spoon to stir the mixture until all of the cereal is coated. Let it cool and eat!

A bowl of Christmas Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

*Note: You can easily double this recipe to serve at a party or to put in a cute container to give as a gift. There are so many things you can do, but I promise, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

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How to Store and Freeze:

Store this mix in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 weeks.

This Chex Mix can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just make sure you let it come to room temperature before serving.

A bowl of Christmas Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

How long does Chex Christmas Mix last?

This Chex Christmas Mix can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, or it can be frozen and stored for up to 3 months. It is best enjoyed within the first week of making it.

Depending on how much you make and whether or not you store it in an airtight container, you will likely have leftovers.

This delicious snack tends to be very popular and is often gone quickly, so it’s best to make a large batch if you plan on sharing it with others. However, you can always freeze any leftovers and enjoy them later on!

A bowl of Christmas Crack Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

Can you substitute a different type of cereal?

Yes, you can substitute a different type of Chex cereal in this mix. Some good options include Corn Chex, Rice Chex, or Honey-Nut Chex.

You can also experiment by using different types of cereals that have a similar texture and flavor to the Golden Grahams.

Just make sure not to use any overly flavored Chex like Chocolate Chex, Cinnamon Chex, or Blueberry Chex, as these will change the flavor of the mix.

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A bowl of Christmas Crack Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

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A bowl of Christmas Crack Chex Mix with Golden Grahams, Chex, coconut, and almonds.

Christmas Crack Chex Mix

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This delicious and easy Christmas Crack Chex Mix is made with Golden Grahams, your favorite variety of Chex cereal, slivered almonds, and sweetened coconut flakes all mixed together and coated with a sweet buttery glazy with just a hint of vanilla. It is a great snack for Holiday Parties or can be given as a Christmas gift!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups Golden Grahams
  • 3 1/2 Cups Rice Chex
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Place the Golden Grahams, Rice Chex, coconut, and almonds into a large bowl.
  2. Heat the butter, corn syrup, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling.
  3. Pour the liquid over the cereal mixture and stir until all the cereal is coated.
  4. Let it cool and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

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Tammy R Blair

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Can u substitute something else in place of the corn syrup and sugar Im a diabetic

Jenna Franks

Saturday 28th of December 2019

Super yummy!! But for some reason mine turned hard as a rock just a few hours after, even though I put it in an airtight container. What did I do wrong??

Mindy

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Oh no! Caramel is so finicky. The only thing I can think is maybe your microwave is a different wattage than mine. Sorry they were hard!

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