Autumn Chex Mix

autumn chex mix

Are you a breakfast person? I am not. It takes me a few hours of being awake before my stomach can handle food. I go in phases of what I eat. Sometimes its a smoothie, then a granola bar and cheese stick. Right now I am into apples and Chex mix. Crunchy and sweet is working for me right now.


This Autumn Chex mix is perfect for snacking. Its crunchy, sweet, salty, and spiced with pumpkin pie spice that makes it perfect for fall. Feel free to switch up the cereal, nuts and fruit with your favorites!



Autumn Chex Mix


  • 4 Cups Chex cereal (I used rice Chex)
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal Squares cereal (I used Cinnamon flavor)
  • 2 Cups pretzels
  • 2 Cups dried cranberries
  • 2 Cups nuts (I used 1 cup salted cashews, 1 cup salted peanuts)
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla


  • In a 5 to 6-quart crock-pot, add the cereal, nuts, dried fruit and pretzels.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe cup or bowl. Add in the syrup, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla, stir to combine.
  • Drizzle wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well. Take caution to not break the cereal and pretzels. Place a paper towel under the lid to soak up the condensation that can develop inside the lid.
  • Cook on high  for about 2 hours, stirring well every 15 to 20 minutes. Mixture is done when there is no more visible liquid. Cooking temps vary, so keep and eye on your mix after 1 1/2 hours.
  • Pour mixture onto baking sheets and allow to dry for two hours or overnight. Store in a air tight container up to 5 days. Yield: About 8 cups
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    Recipe adapted from: Averie Cooks

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