Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix Recipe (2024)

Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix is the best holiday or move night treat. They are so easy to make and taste delicious. It comes together in a matter of minutes, and is definitely a new family favorite at our house.

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The 4th of July is one of my most FAVORITE holidays. We all try and get the whole family together. As sisters we have certain traditions that we do every 4th.

First the parade, then we run over to the fair (we mostly go for the meat skewers). Once we get too hot, Grandma blows up her big water slide and the kids play while the adults talk and play games.

After the kids dry off we have a big BBQ and get ready for the fireworks. The fireworks aren’t exactly my favorite, but I love the “before the fireworks” time.

We pack a lot of snacks, bring card games, and get ready to people watch. (I could people watch all day.)

We can always count on my Mom bringing delicious treats while we wait for them to start. This year, I’m going to add treat bowl with this Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix.

It is SO good and perfect for kids and adults. Happy Independence Day everyone.

I served mine in individual baggies and it made it so much easier while we were on the go.


Could this recipe be made in a microwave?

This recipe would be extremely difficult to make in a microwave. We do not recommend it.

We make it over the stove, because you need to be constantly stirring the mixture.

We highly recommend using the stove top to make this recipe, for the best results.

Could I make this recipe using a different cereal?

You could most definitely make this recipe, using a different cereal. We recommend using Chex Mix, for the best results but here are a few of our other favorite cereal combinations, with this recipe:

-Golden Grahams
-Frosted Flakes
-Rice Krispies
-Frosted Cheerios

You could really use any plain cereal with this recipe, but again, for the best results, we highly recommend using Chex Mix.

Watch how to make another one of our favorite Chex mix recipes, here:

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We take you through each one of our recipes, step by step, and show you exactly how to make it.

Each recipe is tried and true, so you can be sure your family is going to love it.

We love Chex Mix recipes, and this Gooey Chex Mix, is out of this world. The caramel makes all the difference. Watch how to make it, here:

Looking for more caramel recipes? Here are a few of our favorites:

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  • Caramel Cheesecake Bars
  • Caramel Apple Jello Salad
  • No Bake Caramel Pretzel Clusters
  • Caramel Chocolate Turkey Legs

Serves: 8

Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Caramel Cinnamon Chex Mix is the best holiday or move night treat. They are so easy to make and taste delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 15 minutes mins



  • cups Rice Chex cereal
  • cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup salted butter 1 stick
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350.

  • Place cereal in a large, mixing bowl.

  • Spray with a cookie sheet nonstick baking spray.

  • In a small ziplock baggie combine cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

  • In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, heat brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup until the mixture comes to a boil. Let boil for one minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.

  • Pour over cereal and stir until cereal is coated.

  • Then mix in 3/4 cup of cinnamon sugar and mix well.

  • Spread cereal on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Bake for about 5 minutes, then flip with a spatula and bake for 3 more minutes, until cereal turns golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely, then break up and store in an airtight container.


Calories: 456 kcal · Carbohydrates: 88 g · Protein: 2 g · Fat: 12 g · Saturated Fat: 7 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 31 mg · Sodium: 385 mg · Potassium: 103 mg · Fiber: 2 g · Sugar: 63 g · Vitamin A: 1201 IU · Vitamin C: 8 mg · Calcium: 148 mg · Iron: 10 mg


  • Large Mixing Bowl

  • Non-stick Cooking Spray

  • Baking Sheet

  • Ziploc Bag

  • Saucepan

Recipe Details

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

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  1. Brittany says:

    This looks amazing. I think I will be taking a trip to the store really quick! And I may or may not be eating this for breakfast !

  2. Jill says:

    Is this recipe gluten free?

  3. Cyd says:

    The corn chex and rice chex are both gluten free. Hope this helps.

  4. Deb says:

    Can you sub honey for corn syrup?

  5. Cyd says:

    We haven't tried subbing honey for the corn syrup. It would take on more of a honey taste. You can make your own corn syrup substitutions. There are a lot of recipes on the internet.

  6. Kelli says:

    I CANNOT thank you enough for this recipe, it's my absolute favorite snack and I'm hopelessly addicted to it and I didn't have to beat it out of my friend who wouldn't give me the recipe lol I figured out why hers was slightly different, she doubles the syrup and it makes them chewy!. I have made this probably 20 times since I first wrote in, thank you soooooo much!

  7. debbie says:

    can you use the cinnamon chex cereal and just omit the cinnamon

  8. Cyd says:

    You can, but it won't have a strong cinnamon flavor.

  9. Cyd says:

    You would need to make this over the stove top because you need to be stirring constantly while you bring it to a boil.

  10. Tami Bracht says:

    There are several other recipes for this snack and all of them use the microwave.I just googled chex mix with cinnamon and sugar coating - this was the only one that used the stove top to cook the coating.

  11. Kathy McAfee says:

    I didn’t have good results with the butter sugar corn syrup boiling for 1 min. It finished very hard. Then stirring into the Chex mix it hardened and broke down the Chex mix. Wondering how this is gonna work, I still put in oven or the 5 then 3 mins. Which I think make the base even harder like a hard crack candy. Then all that sugar on top was way to much and left a texture like gravel after in the oven. My family won’t eat it we tried several times for fun but can’t. I’ll have to throw it out. If I made it again (probably won’t) I would adjust many many things. I do have a gas stove but timed 1 min. So be careful with the boil. Or skip half the the oven time. Lower oven temp!!! Cut the sugars in half or add more Chex. Also skip the corn syrup to keep it from a hard crack.

  12. Cathy smith says:

    Made the ooey gooey chex.. so good. I used toasted pecans with the coconut and a few chocolate chips!

  13. Cheryl Ching says:

    Hi! I tried your recipe today, getting ready for the office Christmas snack-giving. I cut back on the granulated sugar , added another teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt...delicious! Thank you!

  14. Sarah says:

    Can you use oil instead of butter?

  15. Momma Cyd says:

    Hi Sarah, we have only made this Chex mix as directed. So I'm not sure if oil would work very good. But butter is great! :)

  16. PW7.08 says:

    Omgosh !! Fresh out of the oven and we are on it like chicks on feed .. so delish ! Thank you for the recipe 🥰

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  17. Ginny Wright says:

    I am excited to try this! Looks yummy!Can this be made ahead of time & froze?

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  18. Momma Cyd says:

    You can make it ahead of time but I would not freeze it. It should be fine for 3-4 days in an airtight container.

  19. Michele says:

    This is delicious and addictive! So good! So many compliments and asking for the recipe

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  20. Amy says:

    We just did a test run of this recipe before giving some to friends for Christmas. OMG. They're delicious!!!! And the house smells fantastic.

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  21. Meredith says:

    Just made this for a lake trip and it is seriously addicting! Yum

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  22. Momma Cyd says:

    This is a family favorite! Perfect for a lake trip!! Have so much fun!

  23. Samm says:

    This is great!! Does this recipe have peanut and tree nut?

  24. Momma Cyd says:

    There are no nuts listed on the ingredients. Not sure about what is all added to the other ingredients when made by the manufacturer.

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