Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

Who here has has puppy chow?! You know the chocolaty sugary chex mix we grew up on as kids? Well… this recipe is nothing like that. As in, its a lot healthier and doesn’t have sugary chocolate in it. I have been serving this when I have guests over and they usually request to take a bag home with them because it’s just the right amount of sweetness.


  • 6 Tbs of butter ( I used plant based butter)

  • 1/4 C of coconut sugar

  • 2 tbs maple syrup or high quality honey

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • sprinkle of salt

  • 4 C of “chex” mix like cereal ( corn, rice or mixed! They all end up similar in color with the aminos)

  • 2 C of regular cheerios (any brand)

  • 1 C of roasted peanuts (I use regular cheerios and peanuts vs honey roasted to avoid unnecessary sugar and a lot of those items have msg in them)


  • Melt butter and whip all chunks out with a fork

  • Add in sugar and cinnamon

  • Add in cereal mixture and nuts and mix together well with hands

  • Add to a greased baking dish and cook on 300 for 15 minutes stirring often, cereal will harden once its cooled so try not to over cook!

  • once its out of the oven and cooled a bit, sprinkle with sea salt and a touch of powdered sugar (optional)

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