This homemade gluten free Chex mix recipe is super easy to make and great for holiday get togethers and our family and kids LOVE it! We love to make it at Christmas and Thanksgiving!
We LOVE Chex Mix at our house! We make several big batches of this Chex mix recipe at Christmas every year and each time it goes…quickly! We do leave out the nuts because no one in our family like nuts but mom and me.
This homemade Chex mix is best when it is baked in the oven. There is just something about baking that really brings out the flavor in our opinion.
If you use generic ingredients or a different brand than I’ve included, you should read the ingredients if you’re trying to keep it gluten free.
Gluten Free Chex Mix Recipe
3 1/2 cups Rice Chex (I use generic)
3 1/2 cups Corn Chex (I use generic)
2 cups gluten-free O’s cereal (I use Cheerios)
1 cup gluten-free peanuts (optional)
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted (You may use ghee if you’re dairy free.)
1/4 cup gluten free Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins)
2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 cup bite-sized gluten free pretzels (Synder’s or Glutino)
1 cup gluten free bagel chips (Glutino)
To Microwave: Mix the cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips in a large microwavable bowl. Set aside. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave the butter uncovered on high about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over the cereal mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
Microwave the Chex mix uncovered on high 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.
To Bake In The Oven: Pre-heat the oven to 250°. Put the cereal and seasoning mixture into an ungreased roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
Chex Mix Tips:
This homemade Chex mix recipe is an easy make ahead recipe that can be stored 2-3 weeks. In our house it doesn’t last that long but it can be done. :-)
Substitutions: You can mix and match to suit your taste—just use a total of 9 cups of cereal. Honey Nut Cheerios adds a touch of sweetness. You can add more pretzels or bagel chips and, of course if you aren’t gluten free, use any “regular” items.
Other Add Ins For Homemade Chex Mix:
- oyster crackers
- cheese crackers (like Cheez-Its)
- sunflower seeds
- Ranch Seasoning Packet (instead of seasonings)
- a couple of dashes hot sauce
- or leave out the seasonings and add:
- drizzled chocolate or caramel
- cinnamon and sugar
- drizzle buttercream frosting that has been thinned with some milk
This easy homemade gluten free Chex mix recipe is from volume 1 of our cookbook:
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