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Monday, March 5, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix

Here's another Pinterest find!  I saw a Chex mix that was called, "better than sex chex mix" and I had to try.  I won't reveal my findings!  I did bring it to a neighborhood party and it was a hit and I noticed a few people did have to go out and have a cigarette after consuming it.  I suggest you just make some for yourself and decide.  I renamed it because this is a kid-friendly blog and I don't want my 3 or 7 year old asking for the "better than sex mix" because that would be just creepy. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix
recipe adapted from
8 cups Chex cereal (I used chocolate one time and rice another)
6 Tbsp. butter
3/4 C. packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp. corn syrup
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 8oz bag mini Reese's cups
1 C. dry roasted peanuts
1 C. mini marshmallows (I used a chocolate kind)
1 C. chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
1 C. peanut butter chips
2-4 Tbsp. heavy cream (divided)

Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside.  Melt butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat in a large pot.  Stir until combined and add the baking soda.  It will foam up a little.  Add cereal and stir until evenly coated.  Pour mixture onto cookie sheet and spread out evenly.  Pour bag of mini Reese's over warm cereal mix.  Add nuts and marshmallows.  In that same pan (less dishes=good thing) which is now empty, add 1 cup peanut butter chips and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.  When melted, drizzle over mix.  Repeat the same steps using the chocolate chips.  Allow mixture to cool and break into pieces.  Try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!

*you can substitute cereals in this also.  One time I used 4 cups rice Chex and 4 cups Cocoa Puffs.  You can also substitute different flavors of chips...white chocolate, butterscotch, etc.  Use additional ingredients also such as pretzels, M & M's, or whatever is on hand.


  1. my kids would go nuts over this stuff, but i'd probably be the one who ended up eating the entire bowl! i'll have to try this for a work pitch-in sometime! yummy!!!

    1. I know! This stuff is like crack and I kept walking by and it was calling me! I try not to make it too often, but it's a quick snack and I use whatever kind of cereal I have to make it.