Whoa guys! I feel accomplished! This is my first time making a chex mix type snack at home!!
And in the process I learned a few things. Like don’t add too much butter otherwise your mix will be soggy. And you can’t remedy a soggy snack mix by baking it longer because it was BURN!
And I also learned that I have a lot of people in my life that LOVE homemade chex mix.
Hopefully because I got a few mistakes out of the way, you won’t have to experience those and you’ll get to skip right to sharing this mix with all the people you love!
This honey mustard snack mix is big on nuts because we’re partnering with Diamond of California to bring you this recipe. I used almonds, pecans, cashews and pistachios along with rice chex and pretzels.
But I’m hear to tell you that this recipe is adaptable!
Don’t like cashews? Double up on the pecans.
Have only 2 types of nuts in your pantry? Just use those!
Want to use cheerios instead of rice chex? Go for it!
Like cheez its instead of pretzels? Sounds good to me!
All those substitutions are easy! But here is one substitution I would not suggest..
Don’t try to use all yellow mustard in place of the ground mustard – this will make your mix soggy.
This mix can easily be made gluten free by ensuring that you use gluten free rice chex and pretzels and that the nuts are gluten free too.
This recipe makes 9 cups of chex mix. I used my largest baking sheet to bake it on – if you only have smaller ones, I would recommend using 2 baking sheets. The less crowded the mix is, the crispier it will bake.
I created this recipe in partnership with Diamond of California. Thank you for supporting the brands who make it possible for me to share recipes with you!