Ooey Gooey Cereal Snack Mix

We lived about 20 minutes from my grandmas house growing up in California.  We had a dinner at her house at least once a week.  It is funny how certain foods will forever remind me of her. She is still as fabulous of a cook as ever!

One of the foods she is famous for making is this amazing snack mix.  Any family gatherings, reunions, camping trips… you can almost guarantee this will be there.  No matter how many times this snack mix makes its appearance, we NEVER get sick of it!  Its gooeyness and deliciousness always keep the hands coming back for another helping!  Our family adores this recipe and I know yours will too!  It is SO easy to make and throw together!

Ooey Gooey Cereal Snack Mix

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 454kcal


  • 9 cups Golden Graham Cereal
  • 8 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds


  • Combine cereals together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, light corn syrup, and butter. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • Pour syrup mixture over cereal. Stir to coat evenly. Add in coconut and almonds and stir to disperse evenly. Let stand for a few minutes.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 10mg
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  1. grannyfabulous

    Oh Yum! Can't wait to try this later today!

  2. Debby Pucci

    Have to try this one. It sounds yummy. I've been missing your posts but have you back in my reader!

  3. lynn

    Looks great but I'll substitute Honey Nut Chex for golden Grahams to keep it Gluten Free.

  4. tracy

    I've made one simular to this only used brown sugar instead of the white sugar. Sinfully Sweet!

  5. Heather

    This looks like a fantastic after school treat!

  6. Chris Waldock

    Yum!! I am making this for my family today. Thanks a million for sharing!!

    1. Kimberly Barlow

      I love this recipe, my family has made it for years... except for we call it WONDERFUL STUFF!!!!!!

  7. Margo

    I love making this. Almost hate to have to share it with others... LOL I add a 1/2 tsp of almond extract to the sugar/corn syrup mixture after taking it off the burner. Think I might be having to make some this week. :O)

  8. Kara

    This is a favorite at our house. I can't make it often because I cannot stay away from it. It is so, so yummy!

  9. Carrie La Mar

    I wonder how this would be with Chocolate Chex., or even the new Cinnamon Chex. What kind of Chex do you use? Thanks!

    1. Chef in Training

      I use rice chex, but I am sure it would be tasty with the others as well :)

  10. Laura Dembowski

    Such a great holiday treat! I bet people would go crazy for this at a party.

  11. Brenny

    I just made this, I am on a diet & not allowed to eat it but I tasted it & Ooooooooooooooooh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! This stuff should be called Snack Crack! So yummy!!!!

  12. Jacquie

    Yummmm! I will be making this Saturday for Our Grandson's 10th BD!! The evening is family game and snack night!!!!

  13. Shaina

    This sounds awesome and I'd love to try it! But I try to stay away from corn syrup - are there any good substitutes? thanks!

  14. Deanna

    We call it "Christmas Crack" in my house. It is so yummy and addicting!!

  15. Jean

    Can you think of a topping for this that wouldn't be "sticky"? It sounds wonderful, but kids, in a car, traveling...sticky fingers.. I was thinking of maybe boiling it to hard boil and making it crunchy,... would that work???

  16. Kelly

    This looks so good! Does it store well? Of course, that assuming there would be some left over :)

  17. Tracy

    I am so sad to say this, but there is nothing healthy about this snack.

  18. Shanna

    Hi, Nikki! I love this recipe and have made it many a time! But I can't find the actual recipe on your site any more, just pictures! Am I totally missing it? HELP! We have a road trip this weekend and this recipe is a requirement! ;)

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)