This gluten-free Chex mix is salty, savory, crunchy, and so easy to make!

Looking to make a gluten-free of your favorite party mix? You’re in the right place!

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Homemade Chex mix is one of those party food favorites that always disappears quickly. It’s easy to see why people love it: It’s the ideal combination of salty, savory crunch that hits all the right notes.

It makes a great addition to to your next party, game day, or road trip.

This gluten-free version requires little effort, can be made ahead, and is great for taking on the go. I can’t imagine you’ll have leftover snack mix for long—but if you do, know that it makes a great snack for kids’ lunches!

For more gluten-free snacks try this best ever hot artichoke dip, gluten-free stuffed mushrooms or this dairy-free artichoke dip!

Why You’ll LOVE this Recipe

  • Portable, gluten-free snack
  • Comes together quickly
  • Easy party or game day snack
  • Great texture

Ingredients You’ll Need

homemade Chex mix ingredients

Here are a few notes on key ingredients in this snack mix:

  • Chex cereal: You can get creative with your cereal mixture, but of course, make sure you’re choosing gluten-free options. I personally love the combination of Rice Chex, Corn Chex, and Cherrios.
  • Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers: I love that these crackers are made with wholesome ingredients and add a cheesy twist to the mix. They’re a great alternative to bagel chips!
  • Butter: Who doesn’t love butter? In my opinion, this is one of the most essential ingredients because it adds depth and crispiness to every bite! You can even use vegan butter if you’d like.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: This is another one of those key ingredients that delivers more complexity to the spice mix. Don’t skip it!

How to Make It

Make the Mix

Add mix to a baking dish
  • Preheat the oven to 250F.
  • Toss together the ingredients for the mix in a large bowl. (Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Cherrios, pretzels, crackers, and peanuts.)
  • Pour the mix into a large roasting pan, baking dish, or oversized baking sheet.

Make the Sauce

Add seasonings to butter
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over the stove or in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, white or brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Whisk to combine.
Whisk to combine.

Bake the Homemade Chex Mix

Pour over the mix and stir.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the cereal mixture in the roasting pan or baking sheet.
  • Toss well to evenly coat.
Bake, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Bake for one hour, tossing the mixture and creating an even layer every 15 minutes.
  • Let the mix cool before serving. Enjoy!

Storage Instructions

This gluten-free snack mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week.

Gluten-Free Chex Mix FAQs

Are the Chex in Chex mix gluten-free?

Most Chex cereals are gluten-free, but it’s important to double-check the box before purchasing at the grocery store. Wheat Chex is not gluten-free, and neither are the bagel chips found in the original Chex mix.

Is worcestershire sauce gluten-free?

Most worcestershire sauces are gluten-free, however not all are. Be sure to check to the label! Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce is gluten-free.

Is the Chex Party Mix seasoning packet gluten-free?

The Chex spice packets are not labeled as gluten-free. Thankfully, my homemade seasonings blend is delicious and easy to make.

Tips for the BEST Homemade Chex Mix

  • Bake this chex mix on a low temperature for toasty flavor.
  • You can add hot sauce for an spicy gluten-free chex mix!
  • This gluten-free snack mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • You can definitely cut this recipe in half to make a smaller amount for personal snacking!
  • Don’t want to turn on the oven? You can make this recipe in the air fryer, too!
  • Consider making the recipe a couple days ahead of time, then pull it out for movie night, family game night, or game day.
Gluten-free Chex snack mix

This is a recipe your whole family will love! If you try it, be sure to leave a comment and rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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5 from 8 votes

Gluten-Free Chex Mix (Easy Snack Mix!)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8 servings
This gluten-free Chex mix is salty, savory, crunchy, and completely addicting—you've been warned! It makes a great addition to to your next party, game day, or road trip.

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Ingredients

For the mix:

  • 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups gluten-free O's cereal
  • 2 cups gluten-free mini pretzel twists
  • 1 4.25oz box Simple Mills Farmhouse Almond Flour Crackers (I use cheddar or original)
  • 1 cup peanuts

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup butter melted (vegan butter works great!)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt I recommend Lawry’s
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar optional
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tabasco or hot pepper sauce optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 250F. In a large roasting pan toss together the ingredients for the mix (Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Cheerios, pretzels, crackers and peanuts).
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, cayenne pepper and hot sauce. Whisk to combine.
  • Drizzle the butter mixture over cereal mixture in the roasting pan and toss well to evenly coat.
  • Bake for 1 hour, tossing the mixture every 15 minutes.
  • Let the Chex mix cool before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Use vegan butter and the original flavor of Simple Mills Crackers to keep this recipe dairy-free!
  • This gluten-free snack mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • You can definitely cut this recipe in half to make a smaller amount for personal snacking!
  • Don’t want to turn on the oven? You can make this recipe in the air fryer, too!
  • Consider making the recipe a couple days ahead of time, then pull it out for movie night, family game night, or game day.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1283IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 12mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this snack at our last family gathering, they loved it! It was a crowd favorite. Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    This was DELICIOUS! I needed a snack for game-night that our gluten-free guests could enjoy and this was a hit! Thank you!

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