Crunch + Seasoning + butter/oil/fat. First of all, Chex mix (or more generically, snack mix) is ridiculously simple. It’s just crunchy breakfast cereal, toasted with seasonings and butter (or oil, or bacon fat omg), and tossed with your choice of small crunchy add-ins (sweet, salty, savory or spicy – it’s all good).
Choose your own snack adventure. What’s more, Chex mix recipes are super adaptable / flexible. As evidenced by the number of categories in the annual Chex Mix recipe contests AllSpice sponsors at the Iowa State Fair — and by the number and variety of entries into those contests, year after year — there’s no end in sight for creative and delicious new snack mix combinations. Just look (look!) at all these different Chex Mix / Snack Mix recipes in the AllSpice recipe database.
And perhaps best of all, we’re not alone in our obsession with Chex Mix. We’ve known for years that snack mixes are among the most popular recipes we serve here at the shop on “Sample Saturdays.” But it turns out, that love for Chex mix extends beyond just us and our customers.