Gooey Chex Mix is chewy, crunchy, salty, sweet and totally addicting! Some people call this Christmas Crack.

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gooey chex mix


I actually have a version of this in my old cookbook from 2014. This version is a little improved and definitely hard to stop eating.


  • It’s fast to make. You can have a batch ready in 20 minutes start to finish.
  • Everyone loves it. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser.

gooey chex mix


  • Rice or Corn Chex mix – you can do a mix or use all of one cereal.
  • Golden Grahams
  • Shredded coconut – I like to chop it up in the food processor so the texture is finer.
  • Sliced almonds – you can leave these out but trust me they’re good.
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Baking soda

gooey chex mix


gooey chex mix

Gooey Chex Mix

4.28 from 11 votes
Gooey Chex Mix is chewy, crunchy, salty, sweet and totally addicting! Some people call this Christmas Crack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 6 cups Chex cereal (Rice or Corn Chex)
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut , (chopped - see note)
  • 1 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a very large bowl, add the Chex and Grahams cereal, coconut, and almonds and stir together.
  • Microwave version: In a large microwave safe bowl, add the butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Microwave for 5 minutes stirring halfway. Remove and stir well. Microwave for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and baking soda.
    Stovetop version: In a large saucepan, bring the butter, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil then start the timer and cook for 4 1/2 minutes at a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla.
  • Immediately pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until very well combined. Spread onto the prepared baking dish and let cool. Break into pieces and enjoy.


I like to chop my coconut in a food processor so that the texture is finer.
Cuisine: American
Course: All Recipes, Dessert, Snack
gooey chex mix