Chex Mix Recipes: Caramel Chex Mix

Hi, everyone!  I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend!  I am excited to be starting a 20 days of Christmas Cookies series with you!  Everyday (except Sunday) until Christmas I will have a new Christmas cookie or treat recipe.

Some of these will be recipes that I use every year or new recipes that I have decided to try.  I also have several Guest Posts from other bloggers and friends who will be sharing their favorites ( I do still have a few days left if you would like to join in and share, just email me!)

Since Today is December 1, lets get the cookie and treat baking started!  I usually start my baking early, most cookies freeze nicely so that I can bake a little at a time through out the month.

Caramel Chex Mix Recipes

You can use either Crispix or Chex mix to make these delicious Chex mix recipes.   Both cereals work well, I happened to have Crispix on hand the day that I made this.


This is recipe is one of my very favorites.  But seriously, it is very addictive.  I cannot but it down once I start eating it.  How can anything that has four sticks of butter be bad?  Yikes!  Yes, four sticks of butter!  This is why I only make it at the holiday season and not on a regular basis.  Do you make any other Chex mix recipes?


4.8 from 4 reviews
Caramel Crispix
Recipe type: Holiday Treats
  • 2 small boxes of Crispix Cereal
  • 2 cups of butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • ½ cup Light Karo syrup
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  1. Melt butter in a sauce pan.
  2. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Add Karo syrup, vanilla and baking soda.
  4. I put the cereal in a large bowl then pour mixture over the top and stir.
  5. Then pour into a brown paper sack.
  6. Microwave for two minutes and shake.
  7. Microwave again for two minutes and shake.
  8. Spread the Crispix onto wax paper and let cool.
  9. Enjoy!



Be sure to stop by and check out some more Easy Recipes that I have to share.  Here are a few of my favorites:

S’more Bars

 Smore Bars

Caramel Chex Mix: Version 2

 Caramel Chex Mix


  1. Mary Ann Dove says

    Would this work with a butter substitue (like smart balance light), my gradaughter has to be dairy free.

  2. Peggy Ward says

    I hat butter so bad I could not make anything with 4 sticks of butter. Could you use oil? I always use oil instead of butter. It looks so good.

  3. Kathy Lovenburg says

    How many cups does this recipe make? I was thinking of making this to put into small containers and give to co-workers. Sounds YUMMY!

  4. Laney says

    Just made this today, but I baked it in a bar pan for 20 mins instead of microwaved. Every 10 mins I took it out and mixed it up. I think baking it helps it be more crunchy and easier to handle. This also makes a lot, I halved the recipie! Very good though, and I used Rice Chex instead. Still yummy!

  5. Julie says

    Hi, I just made the recipe and so delish! I posted it on my site and did link back to you. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Julie …

  6. Jenny says

    Hmm, I don’t understand why you need to microwave it? If the sauce is already cooked why do you have to cook it again?

  7. Mary says

    I;ve been making this for years…I call it Christmas Crunch. I also add 1 can of mixed nuts, 1 can of cashews and a bag of fritos. I use a big roaster pan, sprayed with cooking spray, dump all dried ingred in it then add the syruo mix. I then bake it for 10 min at 350 and then stir and bake for 10 min more. I stir well and dump it on Pam sprayed foil and then i stir and stir till cool and not clumped togeter…Delish!

  8. penny hill says

    Great recipe Chrissy the whole family couldnt stop eating it. I added a box of this to each basket. Love it, TY for sharing.

  9. Rebecca Richardson says

    Have you ever added nuts and pretzels withthe Crispix? Sound great without it, but think I’m gonna try a batch. I’ll let yo know know it goes.

  10. Cyndi says

    I’ve done this with popcorn, thanks for finding the recipe for me … no need to use the bowl, just put the cereal in the brown bag, pour the caramel on top, fold over and shake, nuke, shake, nuke, shake – less clean up!!

  11. JustMe says

    Hi! I just found your blog, and can I say…first of all, FOUR STICKS OF BUTTER? Count me in! Secondly, how will you find the time to make so many cookies! I am impressed :)

    I just followed your blog purely based on the butter ;)


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