Easy Microwave Chex Mix Recipe

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microwave Chex mix

I love Chex mix. I could honestly eat it all day, every day. I especially love the microwave version because it’s so fast and easy to make. You just combine all ingredients in a bowl, microwave the butter and Worcestershire sauce, pour it over the cereal mixture, and microwave for six minutes. It’s so simple and delicious.

The best part about this recipe is that it’s so addictive. Once you start eating it, you can’t stop. It’s the perfect snack for when you’re hungry but don’t want to eat anything unhealthy. And it’s perfect for parties because everyone loves it. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy snack that will satisfy your cravings, then give this microwave Chex mix a try. You won’t regret it.

Ingredients Overview

Assorted Chex cereal

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast cereal, look no further than Chex! This cereal is made with whole grain oats and wheat and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

Plus, it’s low in sugar and calories, so you can feel good about starting your day with Chex. And if you’re looking for a little variety, Chex comes in a variety of flavors, including original, chocolate, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

Mixed nuts

There’s just something about the combination of salty and sweet that we can’t resist – and that’s why microwave Chex mix needs mixed nuts. The savory flavor of the nuts helps to balance out the sweetness of the cereal, while the crunchiness of the nuts provides a contrast to the softness of the Chex mix.

In other words, it’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures. So if you’re looking for a reason to add mixed nuts to your next batch of microwave Chex mix, there’s really no good reason not to.

Unsalted butter

When picking out butter for this recipe, be sure to choose unsalted butter. The reason is simple: the mix already contains plenty of salt from the seasoning salt, peanuts, and other ingredients. By using unsalted butter, you can avoid making the mix too salty and ensure that all the flavors come through.

Seasoned salt

Seasoned salt is a blend of salt and other spices, such as paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. It’s the perfect way to add flavor to this microwave Chex mix without having to use a lot of individual spices.

Garlic powder

Garlic powder is a great way to add flavor to food without having to use fresh garlic. It’s also much more convenient than chopping up garlic cloves, and it doesn’t require any extra prep time. Plus, garlic powder has a long shelf life, so it’s a great ingredient to keep on hand for when you need it.

Onion powder

Adding onion powder is an easy way to add flavor to add savory flavor to this microwave Chex mix.

Worcestershire sauce

Worcestershire sauce is a fermented condiment that is made from Anchovies, Molasses, Tamarind, Onions, Garlic, and other spices. It’s a bit salty, a bit sour, and it has a unique umami flavor that really takes your Chex mix to the next level. Worcestershire sauce is also very versatile – you can use it in savory dishes like casseroles and soups.


If you’re looking to make some substitutions to the recipe, that’s no problem!  Here are a few modifications that you can make:

  1. Instead of using butter, try using coconut oil. Coconut oil is a healthy and tasty alternative that will add some delicious flavor to your Chex mix.
  2. If you want to add some extra flavor to your mix, try using celery salt instead of seasoned salt. This will give your snack a nice savory flavor that everyone will love.
  3. If you’re looking for a bit more of a kick, try using fresh, minced garlic instead of garlic powder. This will add some extra flavor and spice to your mix.
  4. Finally, if you’re looking for a substitution for Worcestershire sauce, try using tamari instead. Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce that will add a delicious salty flavor to your mix.


Yield: 12 servings

  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 3 cups cheese crackers
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Combine cereal, crackers, and nuts in a large bowl, and set aside.
  2. Microwave butter in a small, microwavable bowl at 50 percent power for 60 seconds, or until melted.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until well blended.
  4. Pour over the cereal mixture, and mix well until coated.
  5. Microwave on high for six minutes, stirring every two minutes.
  6. Spread on a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

The Benefits of Eating Microwave Chex Mix

Not only is this microwave Chex mix recipe easy to make, but it’s also packed with nutrients that your body needs. Here are four reasons why you should eat microwave Chex mix:

1. It Boosts Immune System

Microwave Chex mix is a great source of nutrients that can boost your immune system. These essential nutrients include vitamins A, C, and iron. All of these nutrients help to fight off infection and keep your body healthy.

2. It Helps Strengthen Bones

Another benefit of eating microwave Chex mix is that it can help strengthen your bones. This snack is packed with calcium which is essential for bone health. If you are concerned about osteoporosis or other bone-related diseases, then make sure to add microwave Chex mix to your diet.

3. It Promotes Digestion

Microwave Chex mix is also a great way to promote proper digestion. This snack has an adequate amount of fiber which is essential for a healthy digestive system. Fiber helps to move food through your digestive tract and prevents constipation.

4. It Lowers Cholesterol

An adequate intake of fiber can also help to lower your cholesterol levels. This is important because high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Storage instructions

To store your Chex mix, simply place it in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place. It should keep for up to two weeks. If you want it to last even longer, you can store it in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat it, simply reheat it in the microwave for a few minutes until it’s warm.


Whether you are looking for a quick snack or something to take to a party, this easy microwave Chex mix recipe is sure to please. It is simple and delicious, and most importantly, addictive. So be prepared to have trouble stopping at just one serving. Enjoy!

By Rosie Elliott

I’m Rosie. I’m a professional chef with experience in Western, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. I’ve been cooking for over 15 years, and I have two daughters that keep me busy!