Did you ever eat Chex Mix as a kid? What were your favorite flavors to add or did your Mom have a special recipe? Growing up in Dominican Republic, Chex Mix was never a big thing until I lived in the US during my teenage ages. It became the late night snack of choice, and when eaten straight from the box, I assumed calories just stayed in the box right?!
When My Blog Spark invited me to have a Chex Party Mix-Change, ideas started popping into my head: pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, bananas, bacon, caramel, soy, ginger…You name the ingredient and I thought about it and how to incorporate it into my Chex Mix.
Instead of the regular cookie exchange, why not host an exchange of Chex Mix varieties? It’s a fun way to incorporate a new product into the holidays, as well as share childhood recipes with friends and family. I called over a few friends and created a few special recipes for them to test out. Below are some of my favorite Holiday Chex Mixes:

Candied Orange and Spice Chex Mix
How to Candy Orange Peels: Using a potato peeler, carefully peel of the rind of the orange and slice into thin strips. In a small saucepot, simmer 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. Let the sugar dissolve and add the sliced orange peels. Let cook for 20 minutes and then spread on a cookie sheet to dry. Store in a cool, dry place.

To make Candied Orange and Spice Chex Mix, toss Cinnamon Chex with powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and the candied orange peels. Add mini marshmallows and enjoy the flavors of the holidays in this Chex Mix!


Nutty Chocolaty Holiday Mix

Inspired by Gingerbread Bagels “Puppy Chow”, I adapted this recipe by adding another of my favorite ingredients, Nutella. So this basic, but deliciously amazing recipe is melted butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter/chocolate spread, Nutella, vanilla extract and vanilla salt. Drizzle over Corn Chex and toss in powdered sugar.

To keep fresh: pour into individual ziplock bags and place inside a fun box with a recipe for more Holiday Chex Mixes! Your guests will have something fresh to snack on the next day!

Need more ideas for falling in love with Chex Mix? Check out these 15 minute recipes:
  • – A tried and true classic of many holiday gatherings.
  • – Is there really a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate? Yes, when Chex cereal is added!
  • – Mix things up and try this mouthwatering alternative to the beloved holiday pie.
  • – A combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, honey and marshmallows blend effortlessly together in a crazy-delicious, gluten free crunchy mix.
  • – Melted chocolate, chewy caramel and a delightful crunch carry this gluten-free party mix recipe from microwave to table in 15 minutes!
Host YOUR own Chex Mix Party! 
Enter to win a prize pack from My Blog Spark and Chex Mix that includes:
  • 5 boxes of Chex cereal to create Chex Party Mix recipes
  • 5 featured Chex Party Mix recipes
  • 10 takeout containers so your guests can take their Chex Party Mix to-go
  • $20 gift card to purchase recipe ingredients and decorating supplies

Deadline is Monday, November 7th at noon EST and here’s how to enter:

  • Share with us a fall-inspired Chex Mix Combination
  • Answer this question: do you have any Chex Mix childhood memories?
  • Follow @Chex_Mix on Twitter
  • Follow @nella22 on Twitter
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Disclosure: The Chex Party Mix-Change product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Would do a Spanish twist with added smoked parika and cumin.

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