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15-Minute Gingerbread Chex Party Mix

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We’ve always been big fans of Chex party pix, making our favorite homemade Chex mix in our slow cooker for parties and game day get togethers regularly. But sometimes the craving strikes, and I just don’t want to make a party-size helping — and I don’t want to wait an hour-and-a-half to indulge either.

So I was excited to learn that Chex Cereals has a boatload of small batch recipes for Chex mix on their website, that can all be made in 15 minutes or less!

Gingerbread Chex Mix

Chex cereals’ wide assortment of light and crunchy squares lend their appeal to a wide variety of recipes, both savory and sweet. With flavors like Caramel Cookie Crunch and Chocolate Banana Nut, I had a tough time choosing which flavor to try first. Ultimately I settled on giving the Gingerbread Chex Party Mix a try — perfect for the season!

Gingerbread Chex Mix Recipe

Not only did this gingerbread-flavored Chex party mix recipe taste great, but it was every bit as simple to throw together as I’d hoped. Fifteen minutes from start to finish (not including cooling time) was spot on.

15-Minute Gingerbread Chex® Party Mix

15-Minute Gingerbread Chex® Party Mix

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
  • 1 cup fancy mixed nuts
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. In large microwaveable bowl, mix cereals and nuts. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter until melted. Stir in brown sugar, molasses and spices uncovered on High about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until mixure is boiling; stir. Pour over cereals and nuts until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl every minute, or until cereal just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 5 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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Chex party mix is perfect for gift giving! Package it up in an inexpensive glass jar (I picked this up at Walmart) and wind a little bakers twine around the rim for a festive hostess gift. Or an even less expensive option is to reuse the empty nut containers and wrap the outside with Christmas gift wrap.


Tuesday 17th of December 2013

What a pretty little gift and this just sounds delish!! I am not baking cookies this year, but this would make a quick and easy gift. I will be trying this out!

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