Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix

Today I wanted share a recipe for an amazing Chex Mix!  It is a definite “must try” the next time you are in the mood for some chocolatey and caramel goodness.  I first came across the recipe over at Chef in Training
I did make a couple changes to her version of the recipe. 

  • 8 cups Chocolate Chex cereal {If you can’t find them like me, I used 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal and 2 cups Cocoa Krispies}
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup MINI Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups {I used cut up large Reese’s}
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips {I used 1 cup}
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. coarse sea salt.
Pour measured cereal into a large microwaveable bowl.
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
In 2-cup microwaveable measuring up, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour caramel mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-sized pieces.
Make sure Chex mixture is cool to the touch (so candy doesn’t melt). Evenly sprinkle mini peanut butter cups candy and mini marshmallows over the Chex mixture.  I sprinkled some of the Caramel bits through out as well. 
In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave caramel baking bits and cream uncovered on high for 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over Chex mixture. Repeat with milk chocolate baking chips and again with the white baking chips. Quickly sprinkly coarse ssalt over all the chex mixture while candy drizzles are still wet.  Refridgerate until set. 

I packaged some up for a friend. 
I am hoping that she enjoys it as much as we do!



  1. says

    Chrissy, my husband loves these Chex mixes! I'm going to have to save it for future use! I thought I had them all (all variations)…thanks for sharing! I'm going to be featuring you today on my features from the Toot Your Horn party…come grab a button from my sidebar! My husband thanks you ;)


  2. Laurel says

    Oh my yum! I'd have to take out the peanut butter goodies, but other than that, this could become very popular at our home!

  3. Anna says

    Oh my goodness! This sounds so so good. I'm adding the ingredients to my shopping list tonight. :) I found you through the SITS Spring Fling, and I'm excited to add you to my regular blog stops!

  4. Aramelle {One Wheeler's World} says

    Wow! This looks sinfully delicious! Pinning for later…

    (Visiting from Saturday Sharefest at SITS Girls)

  5. Kristi says

    Oh this looks SO good! The post before yours on share fest is about working out. I like your post better. :)

  6. says

    Oh my greatness, this looks wonderful! Unfortunately we don't have Reese's Peanut butter cups here in South Africa :(

    Stopping over via SITS Sharefest :)

  7. Dana Brown Ritter says

    That makes me want to lick my computer screen. So cute how you packaged it for your friend. You are a good friend! :)

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