This sweet and salty Chex mix bars recipe with Reese’s chocolate is sure to be a hit! Corn Chex cereal along with pretzel sticks, Reese’s® pieces, and mini peanut butter cups come together for a delicious, sweet, and salty Chex mix cereal bar treat you are sure to enjoy.
Chex Mix is one of my favorite snacks to make. It’s great for the kids after school, it’s an excellent snack for movie night, and it’s the perfect recipe to make in a huge double or triple batch for any gathering. I’ve been making it for years because everyone loves it so much. This version has become one of my favorites. It’s sweet, salty, and loaded with my favorite flavor – peanut butter!
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars
This Chex mix bars recipe is exactly how it’s described in its name – sweet and salty, with an emphasis on the sweet. Corn Chex and pretzel sticks are combined with Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows to create a sweet and salty peanut butter and chocolate dream that you’ll never want to stop eating. You’ll want to save it all for yourself, but try to make yourself share it with family and friends.
Why You’ll Love This Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe
- They’re an ooey, gooey, peanut butter, and chocolate treat.
- They’re incredibly easy to make.
- They only use a few simple ingredients and require no baking.
- Everyone loves any kind of Chex Mix!
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bar Variations
I have a few ways to mix things up that I think you’re going to love. You can change the flavor of this recipe just by adding in some different tasty bites. Try using:
- Chocolate chips
- Rice Chex
- Chocolate Chex
- Cut up pieces of your favorite candy bar
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the commonly asked questions about Chex Mix and cereal bars.
Who invented Chex Mix?
It was invented in the 1950s by Ralston-Purina, the owner of Chex cereal at the time. The original recipe called for Wheat or Rice Chex, as there was no Corn Chex at the time.
Who invented cereal bars?
Today’s cereal bars can be any cereal formed into a bar with a sticky coating. Rice Krispies treats are the prime example of a cereal bar and the first of their kind. They were invented by Sadnre Rippie for Kellogg’s in 1927.
How many flavors of Chex cereal are there?
There are nine flavors, including chocolate and gluten-free options.
Why is Chex Mix so good?
Because it’s varied but balanced. This recipe uses a combination of sweet and salty ingredients that have different textures. Although the sweet ingredients are more prevalent, the saltiness of the pretzels still cuts through.
Can you freeze these Chex Mix bars?
Yes. This recipe freezes very well. Simply place the bars in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
How to Store Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars
These will keep well in an air-tight container for up to a week at room temperature. You can refrigerate them for about 10 days. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months.
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these delicious bars. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store.
- Pretzels sticks
- Corn Chex
- Reese’s Pieces
- Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut butter
- Mini marshmallows
How to Make Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars
This is an incredibly easy recipe to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time flat!
Step 1: Prep
Butter a 9×13 glass baking dish and set aside.
Step 2: Combine the Dry Ingredients
Combine the pretzels, Corn Chex, Reese’s Pieces, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a large bowl.
Step 3: Make the Peanut Butter Mixture
Melt the butter and peanut butter until smooth in a large saucepan over low heat. Then, add the marshmallows and continue to cook until the mixture is smooth.
Step 4: Make the Bars
Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. Then, pour the mix into the glass dish, gently pressing to a uniform thickness, and let it cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Try These Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars Today
These deliciously sweet and salty Chex Mix bars combine the saltiness and crunch of pretzels with Corn Chex and the sweet, peanut butter and chocolate goodness of Reese’s Pieces and Mini Reese’s Cups. It’s a delicious sweet and savory mix that will have everyone coming back for more. You’ll be coming back to this recipe again and again because it comes together so quickly. Give it a try. You’re going to love it.
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Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Bars with Reese’s Chocolate
- 2½ cups pretzels sticks
- 2½ cups corn Chex cereal
- 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
- ½ cup mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- ½ cup butter
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- Butter a 9×13 glass baking dish, set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine pretzels, corn chex, Reese’s pieces, and Reese’s peanut butter cups together. Stir.
- In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add marshmallows and cool until marshmallows are melted and smooth.
- Pour mixture in prepared baking dish and let cool. Once cool, cut into desired squares.
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