We are entering the time of wonderful winter sports (Super bowl, March Madness, etc.) and I imagine you might need a great bowl of snacks for your party table. This Sweet Heat Chex Mix is a ridiculously addictive mix. It has everything you want in a snack mix and I’m embarrassed at how much I ate while I took these photos.

The recipe is pretty flexible. Substitute any kind of nut you want. Add any pretzel shape and go with any Chex version you choose. It’s a great Chex Mix and do yourself a favor and reserve a small bowl of it in a secret spot for your own damn self.

Sweet Heat Chex Mix

3.94 from 15 votes
Author: Nick Evans
Servings: 7 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Addictive Snack Alert! This sweet heat chex mix is crunchy, salty, spicy, and slightly sweet. In other words, perfect! Get it on your party table!



  • 3 cups Chex cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup M&Ms


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • In a big bowl, toss together Chex cereal, pretzels, and peanuts.
  • In a small microwave save bowl, microwave butter until melted. Then stir in sugar, spices, and salt.
  • Toss butter mixture into the cereal mixture and stir well to combine.
  • Spread mix out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  • Let mix cool for a few minutes and then toss in M&Ms.
  • Serve at room temperature!
  • Store mix in an airtight container for 4-5 days.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1130IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 10mg
Course: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Snack Time
Cuisine: American

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Sweet Heat Chex Mix

The base for this mix is pretty standard!

Sweet Heat Chex Mix
Keep it basic!

Now for the flavor. Butter and spices baby. Go big!

Sweet Heat Butter Mix
Spicy butter!

Melt the butter and stir in the spices and then toss it all together in a big bowl.

Sweet Heat Chex Mix
Tossed together

Bake the Chex Mix for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F. It’ll smell REALLY good. I recommend lining your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper to make for easier clean up.

Sweet Heat Chex Mix
After a bake.

Then some M&Ms for sweetness and fun color!

Sweet Heat Chex Mix
All together!

Once this Sweet Heat Chex Mix cools to room temperature, you can keep it in an airtight container for a few days, but YEA RIGHT. It’ll disappear immediately once you put it out.

Sweet Heat Chex Mix