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Churro Chex Mix #FoodGifts

Give a homemade snack for the holidays this year. Sweet, sugar-cinnamon Chex Mix will be a winner with kids and adults alike.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 Cups
Author Liz


  • cooking spray
  • 9 c. Chex cereal Rice Chex, Corn Chex, or a combination of the two
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Prep: Place cereal in a very large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cook: In a large pot, heat brown sugar, butter, salt, and corn syrup. Stir until butter is melted and sugar is mostly dissolved. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  5. Pour mixture over cereal, and stir until cereal is completely coated. Turn out onto prepared baking sheet. Spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, enough to coat. Put the extra aside.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes. Flip and spread out. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar and bake for another 3 minutes. Chex Mix will be starting to turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Break into pieces.
  8. Store in an airtight container.