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Chex Mix Bars


My name is Elle, and I have a confession to make…

I love Chex Mix!   Doesn’t even have to be homemade--just toss a store bought bag at me and I’ll go to town.  And to make it even better?  I toss some peanuts and chocolate chips into the mix.  Because yeeeeah--that hits the spot!   Sweet?  Salty?  Crunchy?  Got it all covered--in one bag.

While at the store the other day, I saw a box of Chex Mix Bars and thought…”Well, geez, I can do that.”  So I bought the stuff to make them and headed home.  I knew, without question, that my add-ins had to be included.  So far?  We have Chex Mix (Traditional flavor!), peanuts--lightly salted, and chocolate.  To hold them together?  Marshmallows, all melty and gooood. 

Don’t leave anything out of the Chex Mix when you make these!  Those little crunchy toasts?  The ones coated in salty goodness?  Leave them in--just break them up a bit.  So easy, too.  I just followed the recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, using Chex Mix and peanuts instead of Rice Krispies. 

Chex Mix Bars

3 tablespoons  butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40)  regular marshmallows
   OR  4 cups  miniature marshmallows  (I used these)
5 cups  Traditional Chex Mix
1 cup lightly salted peanuts
about 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (save these for later when the bars are cooled and cut)

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add Chex Mix and Peanuts.
Stir until well coated.
Press mixture into lightly greased 11x7 pan, set aside to cool. (To make this easy, spray your hands with a bit of cooking spray.)
When cool, remove from pan and cut into squares.
Melt chocolate chips and pour into small zip top bag, snip off a tiny bit at the corner.
Drizzle chocolate over the bars, and set them aside for the chocolate to set up.
(I drizzled the chocolate on the bars over parchment, for easy clean up.)

How do they taste?  So good!  There’s crunchy from the Chex Mix and peanuts, a bit of gooey from the marshmallows, some salty goodness, and some sweet in there, too.  I think it’s the perfect snack bar.  It’s got it all.


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Reader Comments (19)

WOW Of course YOU could make chex mix gourmet!! ;)
What a fun treat!
Thanks for sharing!! :)

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterla petite chef

I am a cereal fanatic! I never get sick of it. I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day but I do eat cold cereal for a snack or dessert. I think I will have to make these for an extra special dessert!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Looks delicious! Great photo.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoconut Recipes

Wow, now that's food porn!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersharon

AAAHHHH Those look good!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish @IamSucceeding

Yummm, just what I'm craving right now! These really look lovely!

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Bowl Of Mush

I never had Chex Mix! Does that make me a sinner?!
The bars however sound amazing zing zing!

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGala

I am so addicted to Chex Mix! I think that was where all the extra weight I put on over Thanksgiving came from. What a great use for it.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkat

1. brb I need to get something to wipe up the drool all over my keyboard. Thanks for that.
2. I had no idea what I was going to bring to my friend's cookie party until I saw this post. Decision made.
3. Chex Mix FTW.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Chex Mix is one of my favorite snacks especially if I am driving. They have the spicy one and happy.

Awesome job!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

I love this new take on chex mix! Looks delicious Elle!

This looks so good! I'm obsessed with chex mix. Too bad I have to stock up everytime we drive down to the states.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Oooh! Very yummy take on Chex! They look awesome!

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSues

Yum, those look fantastic. I love almost anything loaded with melted marshmallows. To be honest I've used honey nut cheerios and regular cheerios to make something similar. (butter and melted marshmallows) I like your adaption and I do believe I have a box of chex mix that would be happy to be turned into some of those bars instead of a batch of boring muddy buddies.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteringrid

My only knowledge of Chex Mix comes from the Lonely Island song Dream Girl...but these certainly sound amaaaazing. With all those marshmallows they're like the antithesis of the raw cinnamon rolls LOL.

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura @ Hungry and Frozen

Ok these look tooooooo good for words..... I so wish they were here so I could take a BIG bite.... Yummy!


December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThatsSoYummy

These look so incredible! I have tried the packaged store bought chex mix bars, but these look 10 times better!!

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet It Is

Great pictures... you are making my mouth water!


December 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicky

My son would inhale these. No. Kidding!

December 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkellypea

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