Dive into a world where every bite is a new adventure with the Everything Sweet Chex Mix. This recipe is a symphony of textures and flavors, masterfully combining the crunch of Chex cereal with the velvety smoothness of melted chocolates and the rich, gooey delight of caramel. It’s not just a snack; it’s a celebration of all things sweet, perfect for any occasion or simply when your sweet tooth demands satisfaction.

The Everything Sweet Chex Mix is the ultimate sweet treat, boasting an array of components that cater to every palate. From the chocolate lover to the caramel aficionado, this mix is designed to delight and surprise with its variety and depth of flavor. It’s a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients come together in perfect harmony.

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The Chemistry of Everything Sweet Chex Mix

The key to this recipe lies in the careful melting and combination of ingredients. Melting chocolate and caramel in the microwave requires attention to detail to avoid burning. The addition of baking soda to the caramel mixture is a clever trick that introduces air, making the caramel lighter and ensuring it coats the cereal evenly. The result is a mix where each piece is perfectly enrobed in sweet goodness, with the chocolate and caramel setting to create a satisfying crunch.

How do you ensure the chocolates and caramel don’t harden too quickly?

Melting the chocolates and caramel separately and using the microwave ensures they stay at the perfect consistency for drizzling. The heavy cream added to the caramel keeps it smooth and workable longer.

Can I substitute any ingredients?

Absolutely! The beauty of this recipe is its versatility. Feel free to substitute the types of chocolate chips or add in other favorites like nuts, dried fruit, different candies to make it your own.

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How long does the Chex Mix last?

Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, the mix can last for up to 2 weeks. The key is to ensuring the chocolates and caramel are fully set and cooled before storing to maintain texture and prevent sticking.

Is it possible to make a larger batch?

Yes, the recipe scales up easily. Just ensure you have a large enough microwave-safe bowl and enough parchment paper to spread out the mix for cooling. Adjust the melting times slightly if increasing the quantities of chocolate and caramel.

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What is in Everything Sweet Chex Mix?

Chocolate Chex Cereal

Provides a crispy, chocolatey base.

Brown Sugar, Butter, Corn Syrup

Combine to create a rich, caramel-like coating for the cereal.

Baking Soda

Lightens the caramel mixture, ensuring even coating.

Reese’s Mini’s, Kraft Caramels

Add chewy and chocolatey textures and flavors.

Milk & White Chocolate Chips

Offer a dual chocolate experience, enhancing the mix’s sweetness and visual appeal.

Storage Tips

For best results, store the Chex Mix in an airtight container at room temperature. Avoid humidity and heat to keep the mix crisp and prevent the chocolate from melting.

Making Ahead

You can be make a day or two in advance. If making ahead, wait until the mix is completely cooled and the chocolates and caramels have set before storing in an airtight container.

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Why make Everything Sweet Chex Mix?

In essence, the Everything Sweet Chex Mix is more than just a snack; it’s a celebration of sweetness in all its forms. Whether you’re crafting it for a special occasion or simply to brighten an ordinary day, this mix is sure to bring smiles and satisfaction to all who partake.

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Everything Sweet Chex Mix

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20
The BEST sweet chex mix out there. Has a little bit of everything sweet!

Ingredients 

  • 8 cups chocolate Chex cereal
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 bag Reeses mini's unwrapped
  • 1/2 14 oz bag Kraft Caramels
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Pour the Chex cereal into a large microwave safe bowl. Set aside.
  • In a glass or microwave safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and baking soda. Stir well.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the butter is fully melted.
  • Pour the melted mixture over the Chex cereal and stir.
  • Microwave the large bowl with the cereal mixture in it for 1 minute. Stir well. Repeat 2 more times, totaling in 3 minutes.
  • Pour the warm cereal mixture out onto a large parchment paper sheet and spread it out.
  • Sprinkle the marshmallows and Reeses minis all over the cereal.
  • Now in 3 separate microwave safe bowls pour the chocolate chips and the caramel in. Keeping each topping separate.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Only heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring well in between each heat cycle.
  • Melt the caramel by adding the cream and microwaving in 30 second increments, stirring thoroughly after each time.
  • Drizzle each chocolate and caramel over the cereal mixture.
  • Allow the chocolate to fully set and cool.
  • Break the Chex Mix up into smaller chunks and place in a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal Carbohydrates: 22g Protein: 1g Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 27mg Potassium: 64mg Fiber: 0.02g Sugar: 21g Vitamin A: 119IU Vitamin C: 0.05mg Calcium: 33mg Iron: 0.1mg

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everything sweet chex mix with caramel, peanut butter cups, white chocolate and milk chocolate