Ooey Gooey Chex Mix


This treat is something I look forward to every year. This Ooey Gooey Chex Mix, or also known as “Christmas Crack”, is so good you just can’t stop eating it.  When I was growing up, my neighbor would bring it to us every year for Christmas.  My family and I would devour it in a matter of minutes!  Now I make it every year for our family and give to neighbors.  Every time I make it I think of that neighbor and she definitely became a favorite! 🙂




My son describes this coating on the chex mix like a white caramel.  And I would have to agree.  It is ooey gooey and oh so good!  Even while I was making it I couldn’t stop eating it.  The flavors and textures in this make it absolutely incredible!  This is a perfect holiday treat and great for neighbor gifts.  It is so easy and makes a big batch.   If you haven’t made it before you will become instantly addicted and won’t be able to stop eating it.  You will want to make this all year long!  You are going to love it!



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Ooey Gooey Chex Mix
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A delicious and addicting gooey gooey treat that you won't be able to get enough of!
Serves: 8-10
  • 6 cups corn Chex Cereal
  • 6 cups golden grahams cereal
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  1. In a large bowl, mix Corn Chex cereal, golden grahams cereal, coconut, and almonds. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine the corn syrup, sugar and butter. Bring to a boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for about two minutes.
  3. Pour over the cereal mix and mix well until the cereal is coated. Spread on a cookie sheet to cool.





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  1. I love the term Christmas crack and I think it was created just for me. It does sound so good.

  2. Do you think it would still work to leave the coconut out? I’m not a big fan.

  3. i made this for Christmas gifts this morning and boy does it live up to its name: Christmas “crack!” I can’t believe this recipe hasn’t gone viral on Pinterest yet! EXCELLENT! The only change I made was to add 1 tablespoon to the cooled syrup. Yum! Thanks for a new Christmas tradition!!!

  4. Oops… I added one tablespoon of vanilla to the cooled syrup.

  5. I just make this and oh my, it is so good! Thank you so much for the new recipe!!

  6. This was delicious. A huge hit at our New Years party. I Used big flake coconut and mixed nuts. Net time I may sprinkle with sea salt. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I tried to bag it up a day before Christmas it was horrible soft cereal and very disappointed threw it all away. 🙁

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