Holiday Snack: Sweet Chex Mix with Almonds

We were given a bag of this from a neighbor years ago. I fell in love with the first bite. I did not, however, find the recipe for years. It was a burr in my shoe that I couldn’t find it. Then, one day, I was reading through a cookbook and Shazaam! I found myself reading this very recipe. I made it for all of my friends that following Christmas. We were given another bag of these goodies this year. It was gone in half an hour.Sweet Chex Mix with Coconut and Nuts (also called Who Hash or Christmas Crack) @frugalantics

As you can tell from the photos, I used pecans instead of almonds one year. I won’t ever go back. The pecans were softer and reminded us of pecan pie. I have seen this called Who Hash, Christmas Crack, or Sweet Chex Mix. No matter what the name, it’s addictive and wonderful.  Make sure you keep it in an air tight container because if you live in a humid climate, it will get mushy and if you live in a dry climate, it will get hard.Christmas Crack Chex Mix

Holiday Snack: Sweet Chex Mix with Almonds
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12oz box Rice Chex (or Corn Chex or a combo)
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 1 7oz pkg. slivered almonds or pecan halves
  1. Mix corn syrup, butter, sugar and salt in a microwave-proof bowl.
  2. Microwave until boiling.
  3. Remove, stir and cook 2 more minutes. It should be boiling vigorously by now.
  4. Add baking soda, then vanilla.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine cereal, coconut and almonds.
  7. Pour sauce over cereal mixture and stir until well coated.
  8. Spread out on a greased jelly roll pan.
  9. When cool, break up and place either in bowl to eat immediately or zip-loc bags to (save until no one else is around) give away to your friends.


7 thoughts on “Holiday Snack: Sweet Chex Mix with Almonds

  1. >I love almonds, so adding them to a chex mix is a great idea!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT. Have a blessed Christmas with your family and friends.

  2. >I make this with peanuts. We call it Christmas crunch… but I have a few friends who call it Christmas Crack because it is addicting! 😉

  3. >Haven't seen this before, but it looks really good–we did muddy buddies again this year, but variety is the spice… Loved the lined out portion at the end, there's a lot of truth to that sometimes! 🙂

  4. >Hey, Congrats on winning the shortbread challenge! Your recipe was very innovative! Tasty too, I'm sure!

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