Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

In case you’re looking for a sweet chex mix recipe or a salty chex mix recipe, this delicious and easy Sweet and Salty Chex Mix features both yummy flavor combinations and takes only 5 minutes to make!

This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

Spring has officially sprung and I’m so excited! I always love this time of year because it means I get to spend more time outsideΒ enjoying the warm weather, while doing fun activities with the kids like planting flowers. Another activity that I can never pass up is whipping up yummy chex mix dessert recipes like thisΒ easy Sweet and Salty Chex Mix with m&m’s.

This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

5-Minute Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

In talking with some friends and family recently, there seems to be a worldwide debate over which chex mix dessert is better. Some people love sweet chex mix recipes drizzled with chocolate, caramel, or tossed in sugar, while others prefer salty chex mix recipes that can be seasoned to perfection with ranch, cheddar, garlic and herbs, or salt. Of course you also have those who love sweet chex mix recipes with m&ms, chocolate chips, and other tasty ingredients.

Me? I say why choose between one or the other?! Get the best of both worlds with this delicious and simple sweet and salty chex mix with m&ms.

My kids and I quite literally made this no-fuss chex mix dessert in less than 5 minutes. With only 4 ingredients, it can’t get any easier! And talk about tasty- this homemade sweet and salty chex mix dessert recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness from M&M’s and Honey Roasted Peanuts, while the Cheddar CheeseΒ Mix adds just the right amount of saltiness to satisfy your cravings.

And who can argue with pretty pastel colored M&M’s for spring? I mean– I know I can’t. πŸ˜‰

This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

 

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Sweet and Salty Chex Mix

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

In case you’re looking for a sweet chex mix recipe or a salty chex mix recipe, this delicious and easy Sweet and Salty Chex Mix features both yummy flavor combinations and takes only 5 minutes to make!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 cups Rice Chex Mix
  • 1 box Cheez-It Double Cheese Snack Mix (9.75 oz)
  • 2 cups Honey Roasted Planters Peanuts
  • 1 bag Spring M&Ms (12 oz. )

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine Rice Chex cereal, Cheez-it Snack Mix, Planters Peanuts, and M&M’s
  2. Toss well until all ingredients are evenly distributed
  3. Store in an air-tight container and enjoy your delicious sweet and salty chex mix

Keywords: sweet and salty chex mix, sweet chex mix, salty chex mix, no bake dessert, chex mix, easy chex mix, spring chex mix, summer chex mix

Doesn’t it look so pretty all mixed together? And of course the best part about sweet and salty chex mix recipes is that you can always change up the flavors depending on your mood or taste preference, and switch up the colors for holidays.

Other ingredients that I love to add inΒ include marshmallows, animal crackers, almonds, and dried fruits. The possibilities are seriously endless when it comes to sweet chex party mix recipes and salty chex mix recipes.

This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

Once your sweet and salty chex mix is combined together, simply place in an airtight container and enjoy having a delicious snack to munch on for the next week or so! We actually found these adorable spring snack cups at the Dollar Tree, topped them with plastic wrap and plan to deliver them to family and friends to spread the love. Now- who wants one? πŸ˜‰


Hope you’ll give this super easy and delicious sweet and salty chex mix recipe a try and cheers to an amazing week ahead! Be sure and pin it for later and share with a friend!

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

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This delicious and easy Springtime Sweet and Salty Chex Mix is the best of both worlds! Featuring sweet flavors from m&m's and honey roasted peanuts, and salty flavors from a cheddar cheese mix, you'll quickly become addicted to this tasty chex mix dessert recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!

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98 Comments

  1. Elle sees wrote:

    Sweet and salty is right upmy alley. LOVE!!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  2. Kusum wrote:

    I always love a sweet and salty snack. These looks yummy and easy.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    Posted 3.29.17 Reply
  3. Robin wrote:

    I think I might make this for my dad’s birthday in June. He loves party/snack mixes. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 3.29.17 Reply
  4. I could easily make this and eat the WHOLE BATCH in one setting. All of my favorites in one mix!!!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 3.29.17 Reply
    • Haha, the struggle is real Erica! It truly is so yummy! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  5. It so bright and colourful. Oh man I use to love this when I was younger. xx

    Posted 3.28.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! You should try making it again, it’s so easy! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  6. This looks so good! And its cute, too! Definitely something my little man would love!

    Posted 3.28.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Oh I bet he’d love it, my kiddos sure did! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  7. Pamela wrote:

    This sounds like such a perfect snack! I love sweet and salty things and I love how pretty this is too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 3.28.17 Reply
    • Thanks Pamela! The M&Ms were the perfect touch of color!

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  8. YUMMM!! I want this in my belly RN! haha so cute and delicious!

    Posted 3.28.17 Reply
    • Haha thanks Rachel! It really is a tasty treat for when you’re craving sweet or salty! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  9. Claudia wrote:

    Looks good! And yes, marshmallows seem like something I’d want to put in there haha. I’ve pinned to my recipes!

    – Claudia
    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

    Posted 3.28.17 Reply
    • I like making a s’mores mix sometimes that I love putting marshmallows in. So yummy!

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  10. Sierra wrote:

    What a perfect spring treat! I’m definitely going to try this out because I’m sure it will be a hit in my house. Beautifully Candid

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • I bet your little ones would love to help make it too! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  11. Stephanie wrote:

    That looks so good! Such a great mix!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  12. This would be a big hit with my family! I think I will make some as a fun surprise.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  13. Robin wrote:

    Ooh, this is such an interesting combo–and the candy sure does liven up the Chex Mix! Perfect for Easter.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  14. It sure looks delicious! Love the colors and it’s definitely a fun treat for my kids to enjoy. Quick, easy and delicious!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks! My kids loved dumping all the ingredients in, and there was no clean-up so it was a win-win!

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  15. Diana wrote:

    I could eat the entire batch! I love a good sweet and salty snack. Pinning for later πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  16. This look so yummy! It definitely would not last a week in my home… My husband would gobble up all of it!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Haha, maybe you can treat him to some of it soon! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  17. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    Loved this post, Cara! I’m all about the sweet and salty combo and this is perfect for spring time! I love making things like this for the week and bring a batch to work to snack on throughout the week.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks! Even with a family of 4 it lasted us over a week, so I was very pleased! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  18. Rachel wrote:

    Ooh this looks amazing! I love the sweet/salty snack mixes!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks and me too! I can never choose just one, so I go with both flavor combos lol

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  19. Neely Moldovan wrote:

    Oh I will totally be trying this!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  20. Allison wrote:

    Yum! This is so cute and looks delicious!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  21. Can’t get any easier then that, looks good too!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  22. Hannah wrote:

    This looks like SUCH a tasty snack! And I love the colors, so springy. I will definitely be adding this to my list of things to make. And unlike everything else I snack on, it’ll actually be healthier!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks Hannah! It really isn’t that bad as long as you portion control it out! Plus it’s super yummy! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  23. Nadine wrote:

    This looks so good! And it has me craving M&Ms lol. So very festive for spring!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It didn’t last long in our household lol and M&Ms are my fave in anything.

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  24. YUM! And I love the fun Easter colors <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Aren’t they so pretty? There’s something about pastels! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  25. Samantha wrote:

    Yum! I love chex mix. The spring colored M&M’s are perfect.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • This snack is the perfect sweet and salty combo! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  26. I could munch on stuff like that ALLLL DAY LONGGG!!!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Me too! That’s why I have to limit myself to a handful at a time otherwise I’ll mindlessly eat it all lol.

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  27. justine wrote:

    how festive! i’ll totally do this with my kids during spring break. all i needed was “sweet and salty” and i was sold! <3

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  28. This looks delicious! I love sweet and salty snacks!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  29. Emelia wrote:

    Oh yum! I totally need to make this because I always crave both. This mixture sounds heavenly, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  30. Jasmine wrote:

    YUM!!! Now I want some. I love chex mix.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Me too! I just have to limit myself to a handful though or I’ll sit there and eat the whole bowl lol.

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  31. Whitney wrote:

    Yum!! I love any treat that combines sweet + salty. And pastel m&ms are perfect this time of year.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  32. What a bright and fun snack. I would love to try this!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  33. hal wrote:

    this is so easy but makes a big spring/easter statement at the same time – i’m definitely making it!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  34. I usually make chex mix at Christmas with Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt. I like this salty & sweet variation for spring. A nice treat for Easter.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  35. Lily wrote:

    Love sweet and salty snacks, so this is perfect and oh so easy!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyο»Ώ

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • It really is one of the easiest snacks I’ve ever made haha. And so yummy!

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  36. Abbey wrote:

    I love how spring-y it looks! Plus, fast and delicious is always a bonus! πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  37. Kim wrote:

    That looks so delicious…love the combination of sweet and salty. The spring M&Ms give it a fun pop of color.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks Kim! I just love how M&Ms always make everything more festive. πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  38. Now I’m craving this!! Looks so good – I love sweet & salty combos!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks Summer! It satisfies both cravings so it’s a win-win! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  39. Chelsea wrote:

    OH yummy! I love that you included cheez-its! Those are my weakness πŸ˜€

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  40. Teri wrote:

    This is a definite pin! Great shots. Can’t wait to try it.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  41. Reb Chun wrote:

    Wow that looks cute and delicious. The colors definitely remind me of spring. This would be a cute snack for after an easter egg hunt.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Perfect idea! We all need a little treat after egg hunting! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  42. Jessica wrote:

    This looks so easy to assemble and so delicious! I want some right now!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  43. Oh, yes! This is a perfect mix of everything I love about these mixes. I’m going to make this for our family dinner on Easter. πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  44. Samantha wrote:

    This looks delicious and is a perfect treat for spring! I love how the candy adds color.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
  45. Cat wrote:

    This looks awesome!!! I love snacks like these because we usually take them with us when my family goes camping.

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! That’s such a great idea. Always good to have snacks on hand for camping! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  46. Lindsay wrote:

    That mix looks delicious! I’m all about snack mixes… and love the pop of color in this one!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! There’s something about m&m’s that make everything so festive haha

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  47. Alexandra wrote:

    I could go for some of that RIGHT NOW! Yum. Pinned it already. πŸ˜‰

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thanks Alexandra! It really is the perfect treat for when you’re craving something sweet and salty! πŸ™‚

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  48. Andrea Nine wrote:

    This looks so yummy, cute and festive! The little butterfly bowls are so precious and makes this the perfect spring snack! I would love a little cup of this on my desk today, LOL! Have a beautiful Monday!

    Posted 3.27.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! I would be happy to send some your way next time I make it! Unfortunately the boys devoured it up quickly! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 4.6.17 Reply