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white bowl of chex mix and a wooden spoon with a blue dish towel on a wooden board.

JP's Chex Party Mix

The best game day snack, this easy homemade cereal mix recipe is a savory blend of crunch texture and bold flavors.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • electric skillet


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 teaspoons garlic salt with parsley divided + more if needed
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • cups Corn Chex
  • cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup Spanish peanuts


  • With an electric skillet set to simmer, melt the butter. Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of the garlic salt (approximately 6-7 double shakes).
  • Pile the cereal mix ingredients on top and toss to mix with the butter and garlic salt.
  • Sprinkle the remaining garlic salt and toss until coated.
  • Continue cooking on low heat for a minimum of 30 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes to cook evenly. Watch to make sure the mix doesn't burn. If it looks too dark too early, lower your heat.
  • Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


Can easily be halved, doubled or tripled depending on the size of your crew.
Optional add-ins:
  • Cheeze-Its or goldfish crackers
  • Sesame sticks
Microwave Instructions:
You can microwave the mix for about 5-6 minutes tossing halfway through. 
Make Ahead / Storing Tips:
The mix can be made up to 3 days ahead. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container or Ziploc.