Coconut Almond Gooey Chex Mix is an addicting easy-to-make holiday treat! Make it for the family to munch on or package up and share with friends! No one will be able to keep their hands off this deliciousness!
If you have a sweet tooth, this Gooey Chex Mix is for you! It’s basically just a mix of cereals, coconut, and almonds all covered in a buttery caramel sauce. It is so dang addicting! For more yummy caramel treats, try my Homemade Caramels, Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, and Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels.
Gooey Holiday Chex Mix
Winter break is all about hanging out with family enjoying good times and good food. This Coconut Almond Gooey Chex Mix needs to be on your list of treats to have around to snack on together. Sticky hands and faces are worth the smiles this brings!
Ingredients for Goey Chex Mix:
- Chex– I recommend using rice Chex. They aren’t has hard as the corn variety so it’s a nice texture difference from the Golden Grahams.
- Golden Grahams– This not only adds delicious flavor but also great crunchy texture.
- Coconut Flakes– Unsweetened works great because you’re covering everything in sugar away.
- Sliced Almonds– This adds a nutty flavor and texture.
- Granulated Sugar– Used to make the caramel syrup.
- Corn Syrup– This is a must! Corn syrup helps prevent sugar crystals from forming and therefore produces a silky smooth caramel sauce.
- Butter– Use salted butter for best flavor. If using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the sauce.
- Vanilla– Be sure to use pure extract for best flavor.
How to make Gooey Chex Mix:
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Mix all cereal, nuts, and coconut together in a large mixing bowl.
- Make Caramel Sauce
In a medium pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar, and corn syrup and bring to a boil. (Stir occasionally.) Boil for 3 minutes (238-140°F).
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the syrup over the cereal mixture and toss until evenly coated.
- Cool & Store
Cool completely and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Feel free to substitute different cereals like using Corn Chex or Cheerios. Switch up the almonds by using mixed nuts or cashews, peanuts, pecans… To make it even extra, toast your coconut and almonds for even more deliciousness.
The caramel should be at a rolling boil for 3 minutes. For extra precision, check the temperature with a candy thermometer or instant read (be sure to not touch the bottom of the pan with the tip!). Syrup should be 238-240°F.
This heavenly goodness stays good for 1-2 weeks when stored in an airtight container… but I doubt anyone has the self-control to not eat it all before then.
TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS CHEX MIX:
- Digital Instant Read Thermometer– I wish I had gotten this sooner! This quick read thermometer helps you cook your meats to the adequate temperature. No more raw chicken or over cooked steak!
- Pyrex Mixing Bowls with Lids– I love my mixing bowls with lids because then I am able to stack things up with the fridge. Plus, glass is nice for when I need to microwave whatever is in it. 100 years glass set.
- Pot & Skillet Set– These are the skillets and pots I use. They have a heavy bottom making them sturdy and cook the food evenly. I use these multiple times a day.
LOOKING FOR MORE EASY HOLIDAY TREATS? CHECK OUT THESE:
- Christmas Pretzel Hugs
- 4-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
- Christmas Cornflake Wreaths
- Peppermint Chocolate Oreo Truffles
- Easy Chocolate Fudge
Coconut Almond Gooey Chex Mix
- 6 cups rice chex
- 4 cups golden grahams
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 1/4 cups sliced almonds
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup salted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all cereal, coconut, and almonds together in a large mixing bowl.
- In a medium pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar, and corn syrup and bring to a boil. (Stir occasionally.) Boil for 3 minutes (238-240°F).
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the syrup over the cereal mixture and toss until evenly coated.
- Cool completely and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.