Better than Anything Chex Mix

You know that type of food, that even looking at it brings on the calories, but when you take a bite you decide that every calorie is worth it?  This recipe is one of those foods.  WORTH. EVERY. BITE!

I recently went out of town for a girls getaway and while I was gone, someone different had my hubby and daughter over every night for dinner.  So, what better way to thank them for their kindness than sending over some “Better than Anything Chex Mix”?!  There is no better way and there is also no better way to eat your calories.  Make it. Love it. Repeat.  DELICIOUS!


I could not for the life of me find Chocolate Chex cereal at any of my grocery stores, so I improvised and used Rice Chex cereal and Cocoa Krispies.  The outcome was still just as fabulous!


recipe from: Quick Fix

8 cups Chocolate Chex cereal (If you can’t find them like me, I used 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal and 2 cups Cocoa Krispies)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup MINI Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup caramel bits
1 Tbsp. heavy cream
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (more if you would like)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips1 tsp. coarse sea salt.

Pour measured cereal into a large microwaveable bowl.
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
In 2-cup microwaveable measuring up, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth.  Stir in baking soda until dissolved.  Pour caramel mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring every minute.  Spread on cookie sheet.  Cool 10 minutes.
Break into bite-sized pieces.
Make sure Chex mixture is cool to the touch (so candy doesn’t melt). Evenly sprinkle mini peanut butter cups candy and mini marshmallows over the Chex mixture.
In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave caramel baking bits and cream uncovered on high for 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth.  Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over Chex mixture.
Repeat with milk chocolate baking chips and again with the white baking chips.
Quickly sprinkly coarse ssalt over all the chex mixture while candy drizzles are still wet.Refrigerate until set. Break apart and store in tightly covered container.



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  1. Amanda

    Holy mother of Pearl! That looks amazing! I can't wait to try it out.

  2. Christina B

    Wow, that looks SO good! My stomach just grew an inch while looking at that deliciousness.

  3. April-Lily

    seriously I'm putting on weight just looking at that, looks phenomenal though!

  4. Sugarr2518

    OMG! These look so good:) I really want to make this!

  5. Brittany Sims

    This sounds amazing! Definitely have to try this

  6. laxsupermom

    Yum! This sounds delicious! I love that it's gluten-free without any modifications. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Aimee

    oh my gosh, this looks amazing and I may be drooling right now. Love snacks like chex mix so I will definitely be making this

  8. Laura

    Yum!! Can't wait to try this!

  9. Chrissy

    OH MY! This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! I will definetly be making this!

  10. Elena

    Target has the chocolate Chex. I've used a mix of rice/corn Chex and Golden Grahams and my family loves it!

  11. LINDA

    This one is definitly named correctly. Also chex cereal to multi grains this could be a healthy snack without the man for sex.

  12. kate

    Loved ths

  13. Muge

    This recipe is the reason to end my Dukan Diet.!

  14. Samantha

    This recipe is a HIT! I have special requests all the time to make this! It is absolutely DELISH! Thanks for sharing. It makes a lot of people VERY happy! =)

  15. Vicki

    I could find the chocolate Chex cereal but I couldn't find caramel bits. Who makes the caramel bits? I have toffee bits, would that work?

    1. Marisa

      Kraft does..found them at Walmart

  16. Barb

    Do you have a recipe box so I can save the better than sex chex mix.

  17. Angela

    Looks orgasmic.... Lol

  18. Jaki

    This is great! A friend made it for our girls weekend at the lake and it went fast!

  19. AmyC

    Can you help me out with "caramel bits"? What are those and who makes them?

    1. Cindy M

      Supposedly Kraft makes/sells them. See this link: I would maybe just buy the caramels and cut them small, since they're going to be melted anyway.

    2. Tiffany

      You can buy the Kraft caramel bits at Wal-Mart. They are great for other recipes that call for caramel (no unwrapping)!

  20. DeAnna

    A co-worker brought this to work today........UN...BE...LIEVABLE!!! Beyond sinful and addictive!

  21. Amanda Fritcher

    When melting the chocolate and white chocolate chips do you add some heavy cream to help them melt better....I never have luck when melting chocolate in the microwave.

  22. Lacey

    What do u mean by heavy cream?

  23. Dina

    I throw darts on a league and one of the ladies brought a batch of this in for us. Hands down, one of the best tasting mixes I've ever had. She used the cinnamon instead of chocolate covered chex and it tasted AMAZING! *licking fingers still*

  24. stacy

    Wal-Mart sells chocolate chex but only seasonally. fortunately this is the season! I buy a bunch of boxes when I see them because they are very hard to find!

  25. Jarrod

    This is fantastic. but better than sex? No. If you agree, you're doing it wrong.

  26. Jan

    I made this tonight for my bunco group. I never cook....but this was amazing!!

  27. Jackie

    You just not have very good sex then. LOL! Just kidding it looks yummy!

  28. jim

    I made this, then I ate it. I can honestly say I much prefer sex.

  29. rachel

    Looks fantastic! Is there an alternative to the heavy cream? I would like to make this dairy free.

  30. Marie

    I have all these ingredients in my pantry! That never happens!! Going to make this ASAP

  31. Barbie Taylor

    I would like to make this recipe for my grand children, but one of them has a peanut allergy and I was wondering if you could suggest a different candy besides the mini Reese cups?

  32. Angie

    Last year when I made this, I also added coconut to half the mixture and that was gone before I even sat down to enjoy, so this year will be two batches of each and hiding 2nd batch of each for us to enjoy once we have no more company to entertain! ???

  33. Lisa Otteson


    My Daughter made this for Super Bowl Sunday. I snuck a piece before halftime dinner. I couldn't wait to get back to it, so I made up an excuse that something in the dinner was too spicy. This move saved lots of space for the snack. The second half of the football game I enjoyed the most. I just sat and watched the game eating this wonderful snack.

  34. Leslie Reed

    The Better Than Sex Chex Mix recipe is most confusing, to say the least!!!!
    What caramel “mixture” are you referring too? Only caramel mentioned in the ingredients is caramel BITS and it says to spoon caramel bits and heavy cream ,which you have Microwaved, on AFTER you sprinkle the marshmallows on????? Something is missing. When do you put the Caramel’s on?

  35. Vicki

    What is the trick to melting white chocolate? It clumps up.

    1. Chef in Training

      melt and stir in short increments, every 15 seconds. Once it is 80% or so melted, quit melting it and just stir it until it all melts. Hope that helps!