In case you’re looking for a sweet chex mix recipe or a salty chex mix recipe, this delicious and easy Spring Sweet and Salty Chex Mix with m&ms features both yummy flavor combinations and takes only 5 minutes to make!
Spring Sweet and Salty Chex Mix
Spring has officially sprung and I’m so excited to spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather, planting flowers, and doing fun activities with the kids.
One of our favorite activities that I can never pass up, is whipping up our favorite Sweet and Salty Spring Chex Mix with m&ms.
This delicious spring Chex mix is SO easy to make with just 5 ingredients and is perfect for munching on at home or packing as a spring trail mix for yummy snacking on the go!
5-Minute Sweet and Salty Spring Chex Mix
When it comes to chex mix, there seems to be a worldwide debate over which chex mix dessert is better – sweet or salty.
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 mix-in ingredients.
Me? I say you don’t have to choose between one or the other, which is why I love this easy spring snack mix!
You get the best of both worlds with this delicious and simple sweet and salty chex mix with m&ms.
Reasons You’ll Love This Spring Chex Mix:
- It’s EASY to make with just 4 ingredients
- It’s QUICK to make in just 5 minutes
- It’s YUMMY and the perfect, travel-friendly spring trail mix
My kids and I quite literally made this no-fuss, spring Chex mix dessert in less than 5 minutes.
And with only 4 ingredients, it can’t get any easier!
Here’s what you’ll need:
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 Cheese Mix adds just the right amount of saltiness to satisfy your cravings.
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 of the m&ms for holidays.
Other ingredients that would also be delicious include:
- Animal Crackers
- Dried Fruits
- Chocolate Chips
- Seasonal M&Ms
The possibilities are seriously endless when it comes to this yummy sweet and salty spring chex mix!
How to Serve Spring Chex Mix
If serving this for guests, kids, or at a party, I recommend serving them in cute paper snack cups like these adorable Easter snack cups!
Amazon has a ton of cute snack cups here, or you can check the dollar store, Target, or Walmart for more options.
How to Store Spring Chex Mix
To maintain freshness, this Spring Chex Mix should be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container or in a large sealed Ziploc bag.
When stored properly, it will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Sweet and Salty Spring Chex Mix Recipe
Sweet and Salty Chex Mix
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 12-15 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
Need an easy spring snack mix recipe? This delicious Sweet and Salty Spring Chex Mix with m&ms is made with 4 ingredients in just 5 minutes!
- 5 cups Rice Chex Mix (or corn chex mix)
- 1 (9.75 oz) box Cheez-It Double Cheese Snack Mix
- 2 cups Honey Roasted Planters Peanuts
- 1 (12 oz) bag Spring M&Ms
- In a large bowl combine Rice Chex cereal, Cheez-it Snack Mix, Planters Peanuts, and M&M’s
- Toss well until all ingredients are evenly distributed
- Store in an air-tight container and enjoy your delicious sweet and salty chex mix
To Store: This Spring Chex Mix should be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container or in a large sealed Ziploc bag, and will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks.
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Hope you’ll give this super easy and delicious sweet and salty spring 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
Sweet and salty is right upmy alley. LOVE!!
Thanks Elle! It’s yummy!
I always love a sweet and salty snack. These looks yummy and easy.
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Thanks Kusum! It’s so good!
I think I might make this for my dad’s birthday in June. He loves party/snack mixes. Thanks for sharing!
Hope he enjoys it Robin! 🙂
I could easily make this and eat the WHOLE BATCH in one setting. All of my favorites in one mix!!!
Coming Up Roses
Haha, the struggle is real Erica! It truly is so yummy! 🙂
It so bright and colourful. Oh man I use to love this when I was younger. xx
Thank-you! You should try making it again, it’s so easy! 🙂
This looks so good! And its cute, too! Definitely something my little man would love!
Thank-you! Oh I bet he’d love it, my kiddos sure did! 🙂
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
Thanks Pamela! The M&Ms were the perfect touch of color!
YUMMM!! I want this in my belly RN! haha so cute and delicious!
Haha thanks Rachel! It really is a tasty treat for when you’re craving sweet or salty! 🙂
Looks good! And yes, marshmallows seem like something I’d want to put in there haha. I’ve pinned to my recipes!
I like making a s’mores mix sometimes that I love putting marshmallows in. So yummy!
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
I bet your little ones would love to help make it too! 🙂
That looks so good! Such a great mix!
Thanks Stephanie! It’s such a tasty treat!
This would be a big hit with my family! I think I will make some as a fun surprise.
Hope you enjoyed it Beth! 🙂
Ooh, this is such an interesting combo–and the candy sure does liven up the Chex Mix! Perfect for Easter.
Thanks Robin! M&Ms always make things better! 😉
It sure looks delicious! Love the colors and it’s definitely a fun treat for my kids to enjoy. Quick, easy and delicious!
Thanks! My kids loved dumping all the ingredients in, and there was no clean-up so it was a win-win!
I could eat the entire batch! I love a good sweet and salty snack. Pinning for later 🙂
Thanks Diana! I love a sweet and salty combo too!
This look so yummy! It definitely would not last a week in my home… My husband would gobble up all of it!
Haha, maybe you can treat him to some of it soon! 🙂
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.
Thanks! Even with a family of 4 it lasted us over a week, so I was very pleased! 🙂
Ooh this looks amazing! I love the sweet/salty snack mixes!
Thanks and me too! I can never choose just one, so I go with both flavor combos lol
Oh I will totally be trying this!
It’s so good Neely!
Yum! This is so cute and looks delicious!
Thanks Allison! 🙂
Can’t get any easier then that, looks good too!
I bet your kids would love to help make this!
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!
Thanks Hannah! It really isn’t that bad as long as you portion control it out! Plus it’s super yummy! 🙂
This looks so good! And it has me craving M&Ms lol. So very festive for spring!
Thank-you! It didn’t last long in our household lol and M&Ms are my fave in anything.
YUM! And I love the fun Easter colors <3
Aren’t they so pretty? There’s something about pastels! 🙂
Yum! I love chex mix. The spring colored M&M’s are perfect.
This snack is the perfect sweet and salty combo! 🙂
I could munch on stuff like that ALLLL DAY LONGGG!!!
Me too! That’s why I have to limit myself to a handful at a time otherwise I’ll mindlessly eat it all lol.
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
Thank-you! Hope you all enjoyed!
This looks delicious! I love sweet and salty snacks!
Thank-you! I do too!
Oh yum! I totally need to make this because I always crave both. This mixture sounds heavenly, thanks for sharing!
It’s the perfect combo, Emelia! 🙂
YUM!!! Now I want some. I love chex mix.
Me too! I just have to limit myself to a handful though or I’ll sit there and eat the whole bowl lol.
Yum!! I love any treat that combines sweet + salty. And pastel m&ms are perfect this time of year.
Agreed! There’s something so festive about them!
What a bright and fun snack. I would love to try this!
It’s such a yummy treat! 🙂
this is so easy but makes a big spring/easter statement at the same time – i’m definitely making it!
Hope you enjoy Hal!
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.
Oh yum, that sounds delicious!
Love sweet and salty snacks, so this is perfect and oh so easy!
Beauty With Lily
It really is one of the easiest snacks I’ve ever made haha. And so yummy!
I love how spring-y it looks! Plus, fast and delicious is always a bonus! 🙂
Exactly! Thank-you! 🙂
That looks so delicious…love the combination of sweet and salty. The spring M&Ms give it a fun pop of color.
Thanks Kim! I just love how M&Ms always make everything more festive. 🙂
Now I’m craving this!! Looks so good – I love sweet & salty combos!
Thanks Summer! It satisfies both cravings so it’s a win-win! 🙂
OH yummy! I love that you included cheez-its! Those are my weakness 😀
Thanks! Haha I thought I was the only one! 😉
This is a definite pin! Great shots. Can’t wait to try it.
Thank-you Teri! Hope you enjoy!
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.
Thank-you! Perfect idea! We all need a little treat after egg hunting! 😉
This looks so easy to assemble and so delicious! I want some right now!
It’s so easy, Jessica! And yummy! 🙂
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. 🙂
Thanks Lecy! Hope you and your family enjoy!
This looks delicious and is a perfect treat for spring! I love how the candy adds color.
Thanks Samantha! The pastels are so pretty!
This looks awesome!!! I love snacks like these because we usually take them with us when my family goes camping.
Thank-you! That’s such a great idea. Always good to have snacks on hand for camping! 🙂
That mix looks delicious! I’m all about snack mixes… and love the pop of color in this one!
Thank-you! There’s something about m&m’s that make everything so festive haha
I could go for some of that RIGHT NOW! Yum. Pinned it already. 😉
Thanks Alexandra! It really is the perfect treat for when you’re craving something sweet and salty! 🙂
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!
Thank-you! I would be happy to send some your way next time I make it! Unfortunately the boys devoured it up quickly! 😉