Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix Recipe

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Affiliate link disclosure for Chocolate Caramel Chex MixChocolate Caramel Chex Mix is the perfect snack for parties, gatherings, or even family movie night! It’s made in the microwave, so it is super simple.

Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix - a perfect snack for caramel lovers. #snackmix #chexmix

Do you have big party plans for New Year’s Eve? Some years we attend a neighborhood party, other years we spend a quiet night at home with our kids. Usually our decision is based on healthy vs. sick kids.

Not quite sure which route we will be going this year, but either way yummy food will be involved! Because if you know me, you know I can’t have a party without great food. Sometimes I don’t get around to decorating, but the eats will always be good!

Recipe for easy Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix

Quick and easy chocolate caramel snack mix with Chex. A tasty treat! #chexmix

I have found that chex mixes are always a hit at any party I take them to. This one features both caramel and chocolate, so of course it’s delicious! It does take awhile for the chocolate to set up, but if you end up having to throw it together at the last minute, you can toss it in the freezer to speed things up a little. 😉

Recipe for chocolate caramel chex mix

You can make this snack mix as crunchy as you like it. If you prefer an ooey gooey chex mix, you can omit the second cooking time, or cook less than the 3-4 minutes listed in the recipe.  The caramel flavor is deeper and richer the longer you cook it. But it’s delicious both ways. It’s totally up to you!

Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix made in the microwave. An easy and delicious treat for caramel lovers! #snackmix #caramel

Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix

Yield: 8-10 servings

Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix Recipe
Caramel Chex mix drizzled with melted chocolate.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



Combine cereals in a large microwave safe bowl; set aside.

In a small glass bowl, combine caramels, butter, and milk. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes, stirring every minute till mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour over cereals and toss gently to coat.

Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 60 seconds. Chex mix will be done when it barely starts to brown.

Remove and spread on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool.

Melt chocolate chips at half power in the microwave till smooth, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Allow chocolate to set before serving. (You can speed up the process by placing the mixture in the fridge.)


If you want your chex mix less crunchy and more ooey gooey, you can cook the mixture less than 3-4 minutes.


chocolate caramel chex mix 005(original photo- post updated 3/2018)

Love this snack mix recipe? Here are a few more to check out:

Cinnamon Roll Chex Mix
Crunchy White Chocolate Snack Mix
Touchdown Taco Snack Mix
St. Patrick’s Day S’more Snack Mix

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