Cinnamon Roll Chex Mix

A few weeks ago I shared this Chex Mix recipe over at Chef in Training, but I wanted to make sure I posted it here as well so none of you miss out on it. It is super yummy, especially if you are a fan of cinnamon/sugar treats. (Who isn’t?)

The recipe kind of came out of desperation. We buy the boxes of Chex cereal that Sam’s Club carries around the holidays. They have one bag of Rice Chex, one of Wheat Chex, and one of Corn Chex. And apparently none of my kids like the rice variety, because we always end up with a bunch of bags of it leftover. One night my oldest son needed to take a snack to a party, so I decided to make Chex mix to get rid of some of our stash.

We love the flavor of the Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn that I posted a couple years ago, so I decided to try and mimic it in Chex Mix form. Oh my. It is delish! It’s yummy just with the cinnamon-y caramel sauce, but the white chocolate takes it up a step. Needless to say, my son came home with an empty bowl– always a sign of a successful recipe!
Hope you like it as much as we do!
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Cinnamon Roll Chex Mix

1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 12oz. box Rice Chex or Corn Chex
1/2 cup white chips
Pour cereal into a very large mixing bowl and set aside. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour over cereal and stir lightly till all pieces are coated.  Spread onto a greased cookie sheet with sides. Mine is 15×10″. Bake at 250° for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Pour onto waxed paper to cool. Melt white chips in a glass bowl in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle over cooled Chex mix.

How easy was that?
Try not to finish off the whole bowl at once. :)

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Comments

  1. This sounds and looks so delicious! Love your site :)

  2. This sounds delicious! I’m always looking for new and creative ways to make chex mix.

    • I am too! We buy the big box at Sam’s that has wheat, corn, and rice. No one in my family liked the Rice Chex for breakfast, so I’m always using them into Chex Mix. There sure are a lot of yummy varieties! :)

  3. I have been craving something cinnamon and sugar! Seriously wishing I had some Chex on hand. Or even some bread at this point…really need to go buy some carbs ;)

  4. I have some extra Chex cereal I need to use before it goes stale. Now I know what to do with it. Thanks!

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