Fresh Garlic Chex Mix

super seasoned garlic chex mix

This bold chex mix recipe will satisfy any snack attack! It’s loaded with fresh garlic and tons of flavor!
homemade chex mix with fresh garlic!

This is maybe a little ridiculous and unnecessary right here.

A recipe for Chex Mix. I can actually feel you rolling your eyes right now.

fresh garlic chex mix recipe

The thing is, this isn’t just the recipe off the side of the box. This is MY recipe. The one that is, yes, even better than the one on the side of the box.

Just please let me tell you right up front that I like big, bold flavors. I like my Chex Mix to pop with saltiness and fresh garlic. I like to take a bite and then knock my husband out with my garlic breath.

I’m a freak, is what I’m saying. If you are also a freak who likes the extra flavorful stuff, this recipe is for you.

homemade chex mix

If you are the type of person who inspects each Dorito before popping it in your mouth to find the ones with the most powdery coating, you will like this recipe. If you are the type of person who finds Doritos to be too salty, go away. No, actually, run away.

Make sense? We clear? Awesome.

You can use any type of Chex cereal in this recipe, but I prefer corn and rice. Throw in some wheat if you want.

chex mix with fresh garlic

Just, whatever you do, don’t skimp on the fresh garlic! It just makes this recipe so much better!

You’ll need a microplane to grate the garlic cloves really fine. This is the one I have and I absolutely love it. I use it for zesting citrus fruit, for finely grating Parmesan, and obviously for garlic. It even works for sneaking onion into dishes without my family noticing. It’s easy to clean (hello, dishwasher) and works like a charm.

If you’re as obsessed with snacks as I am, be sure to click over to my recipes for butterfinger fruit dip and deep fried pickles! Both are total favorites in this house and are excellent for game day!

homemade garlic chex mix

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Fresh Garlic Chex Mix

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  • 4 1/2 cups corn chex
  • 4 1/2 cups rice chex
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup small pretzels
  • 1 cup plain pita chips, broken into small pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • dash Tabasco hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Add the cereal, uts, pretzels, and pita chips to a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter to a small sauce pan and heat until melted over medium heat.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, onion powder, and Tabascol.
  5. Grate the garlic on a microplane grater into the butter mixture. Stir well.
  6. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal, stirring as you pour. Stir well to coat everything.
  7. Spread the mixture out on the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring carefully every 15 minutes.
  8. Store in a covered container for up to 1 week.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 3260kcal Calories from fat 1360
% Daily Value
Total Fat 151g 232%
Saturated Fat 55g 275%
Transfat 3g
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 5045mg 210%
Carbohydrate 438g 146%
Dietary Fiber 36g 144%
Sugars 35g
Protein 65g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g