Recipe: Chex Mix for a Holiday Break Snack! - Stamford Moms

During holiday break, how many times a day do you hear, “I’m hungry!”? Our guess is that it’s probably too many times a day to count! And that probably means you’re running out of options!

If you’re looking for something easy and a little different, scroll down for some of our favorite Chex Mix and Trail Mix recipes! They’re easy, many require ingredients already in your pantry and they’re crowd pleasers!

Holiday Chex Mix with Brown Butter and Herbs

From CatwithaK Cooks! Kathleen (Kat) Ashmore
Yield: 12-14 cups


4 cups rice Chex
4 cups corn Chex
1 cup raw almonds
2 cups pretzels, I like the square ones
2 cups bagel chips, broken, I like the roasted garlic flavor
5 sprigs of thyme
5 sprigs rosemary
1 stick unsalted butter
4 T Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter until it’s browned and nutty, being careful not to burn.
  3. Off the heat, add the Worcestershire, onion and garlic powders, herbs, and 1 T salt and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a very large bowl, mix the chex cereals, almonds, pretzels, and bagel chips together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the browned butter mixture and mix thoroughly to combine.
  6. Spread mixture out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, add another teaspoon of salt, and pat evenly.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes to crisp evenly.

Some other great options include:

S’mores Trail Mix 
Check out the recipe here.

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix
Check out the recipe here.

Easy Kids Trail Mix 
Check out the recipe here.

White Chocolate Chex Mix
Check out the recipe here.

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