Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix

The 4th of July is one of my most FAVORITE holidays. We all try and get the whole family together. As sisters we have certain traditions that we do every 4th. First the parade, then we run over to the fair (we mostly go for the meat skewers). Once we get too hot, Grandma blows up her big water slide and the kids play while the adults talk and play games. After the kids dry off we have a big BBQ and get ready for the fireworks. The fireworks aren’t exactly my favorite, but I love the “before the fireworks” time. We pack a lot of snacks, bring card games, and get ready to people watch. (I could people watch all day.) Ha Ha. We can always count on my Mom bringing delicious treats while we wait for them to start. This year, I’m going to add treat bowl with this Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix. It is SO good and perfect for kids and adults! Happy Independence Day everyone!

(I served mine in individual baggies and it made it so much easier while we were on the go!)

Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix
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  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 1/2 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 1cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1/4 up light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place cereal in a large, mixing bowl.
  3. Spray with a cookie sheet nonstick baking spray.
  4. In a small ziplock baggie combine cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  5. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, heat brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup until the mixture comes to a boil. Let boil for one minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
  6. Pour over cereal and stir until cereal is coated.
  7. Then mix in 3/4 cup of cinnamon sugar and mix well.
  8. Spread cereal on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Bake for about 5 minutes, then flip with a spatula and bake for 3 more minutes, until cereal turns golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely, then break up and store in an airtight container.


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10 Responses to “Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix”

  1. I CANNOT thank you enough for this recipe, it's my absolute favorite snack and I'm hopelessly addicted to it and I didn't have to beat it out of my friend who wouldn't give me the recipe lol I figured out why hers was slightly different, she doubles the syrup and it makes them chewy!. I have made this probably 20 times since I first wrote in, thank you soooooo much!

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