Peanut Butter Chex Mix

If you are a peanut butter fan, then you will enjoy this recipe for Peanut Butter Chex Mix. This is a favorite in our household and we couldn’t wait to add it to our collection of Chex Mix Recipe Ideas.

This delightful concoction combines the Chex cereal with the creamy richness of peanut butter, along with a variety of complementary ingredients. There’s also a bit of chocolate added to the mix!

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Peanut Butter Chex Mix is a delicious snack that pays homage to the time-honored Chex cereal while adding a delightful peanut butter twist. The addition of Honey Nut Chex makes the recipe irresistibly addicting. It's a wonderful treat to bring to a get together or to make for your children after school.

Reasons to Make this Peanut Butter Chex Mix

  • It's only six ingredients which means it's affordable
  • Preparation and creation is minimal
  • The combination of the Honey Nut Chex Cereal and peanut butter is bliss
  • It's 100% kid approved

Ingredients and Tips for This Chex Mix

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  • Chex Cereal: This ingredient provides the crunch to the mix. We like to use Corn Chex Cereal and Honey Nut Chex Cereal.
  • Peanut Butter: You can use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter. We use the smooth version of Jiff.
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds the sweetness to this snack.
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips: When combined with brown sugar, these baking chips gives a nutty sweet flavor to the mix.
A small white bowl filled with Peanut Butter Chex Mix on a wood pallet.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chex Mix?

Making this recipe is easy. Simply microwave the brown sugar, peanut butter, and a little bit of butter. Once melted, mix with both Chex cereals. Place the snack in the oven to bake.

What Are Some Add On Ideas for this Peanut Butter Chex Mix?

For this Chex Mix recipe, you can add in mini marshmallows, cinnamon chips, mini pretzels, and M&M's. You can also try Bugles or even roasted peanuts.

What Type of Baking Sheet Should I Use to Make This Snack?

We like to use the Nordic Ware Baker's Delight Set. Besides coming in three different sizes, the nonstick surface helps when you are baking certain items. It also conducts heat well so your treats come out perfect every time.

How Do You Store Chex Mix?

If you store the mix correctly, they should last about 4 to 6 weeks. We like to use these Pyrex glass storage containers to place them in. Make sure the lids are tightly secured as to not let any air circulate. This will result in a stale mix. You can also freeze them in gallon sized zip lock bags for up to 6 months.

More of Our Favorite Chex Mix Recipes

If you are interested in how to make other flavors of Chex Mix, then check out these recipes from the site and from our friends.

Peanut Butter Chex Mix in a small bowl on a wood pallet with a red and white napkin.

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Peanut Butter Chex Mix in a small bowl on a wood pallet with a red and white napkin.

Peanut Butter Chex Mix

This recipe for Peanut Butter Chex Mix is the perfect snack to make when you need something to munch on or if you need a get together idea.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer and Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Mix, easy
Serves: 10 servings
Calories Per Serving: 154


  • 2 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Honey Nut Chex Cereal
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy OR smooth)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter morsels


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine both cereals on the baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a small microwavable bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Microwave on high about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until mixture is melted and boiling.
  • Pour mixture over the cereal on the sheet and stir until most of the cereal is coated.
  • Place sheet in oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until cereal looks light brown.
  • Immediately stir in the peanut butter and chocolate morsels until well combined. Let the mixture set for 2 hours.
  • Place in a glass container sealed with a lid. Consume within the next 3 or 4 days.

Libby's Notes

Recipe Source: Adapted from Betty Crocker: Peanut Butter Blossoms Chex Mix


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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