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Candied Pecan Chex Mix

Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.comThis post is sponsored by Chex.

Sometimes my random little cooking experiments go well.

And sometimes they go very, very well. 🙂

Mmmm, this Candied Pecan Chex Mix would be a delicious case in point. I’m constantly whipping up new batches of my favorite candied pecans recipe for snacking and salad-topping, especially this time of year when those pecans also make for easy food gifts. Then as I mentioned last week, I’m always (always) cooking up fresh batches of Chex party mix to have on hand for snacking. (And, um, let’s be real — both recipes are two of my favorite ways to make my home smell a-m-a-z-i-n-g.)

But it wasn’t until last month that the lightbulb went off and I had the idea to try a mashup of these two recipes together! Because all of that salty and savory goodness of Chex Mix? Topped with that irresistible sweet and cinnamon-y crunchy candied pecan topping, along with a few handfuls of actual pecans mixed in?

In theory, it sounded like a good idea. In reality, it turned out to be a very, very good idea. 🙂

Candied Pecans | gimmesomeoven.com

My recipe for Candied Pecans.

So here was the inspiration for this recipe — my all-time favorite recipe for Candied Pecans. I’ve made these for years, and this recipe never fails. It simply calls for cinnamon, sugar, salt, cayenne, egg whites, and lots and lots of pecans.

Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then when paired with the base ingredients for Chex Mix (my favorite trio of Chex (rice, wheat and corn), plus pretzels, and lots of pecans instead of peanuts)…
Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.com

…everything stirred up into a delicious-smelling mixture. But then once it was baked up…
Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.com

…those egg whites worked their magic and everything suddenly was coated in an extra fluffy, crispy layer of candied coating.Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.com

And the result was one of my (new!) favorite salty and sweet snacks of all-time.

Nooooo kidding.

I will just warn you now that this stuff is wonderfully, irresistibly delicious. And if you decide to set a few bowls of it out for a party, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you won’t have any leftovers. I literally just had the pan of this sitting out on my counter for an afternoon when a few friends stopped by for various reasons, and — even before I had the chance to move it into serving bowls!! — they immediately spotted it on the counter and had to try a bite. And then another bite. And then by the end of the afternoon half of the pan was gone.

Seems to be how things go with Chex Mix. 😉

Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.com

So anyway, this one is definitely a treat, but it’s perfect for the season and worth every bite. 🙂

Stay tuned next week for one more new Chex Mix recipe (my final recipe of three, after this one and my Coconut Oil Chex Mix recipe from last week.)

And also, be sure to check out Chex.com for more creative Chex Mix recipes, as well as the fun Holiday Party Guide (and video!!) that some blogging friends and I worked on together. This Candied Pecan Chex Mix recipe actually is part of a fun “Mad For Plaid” party guide that we came up with that pairs with Alie & Georgia’s Liquid Flannel Cocktail (rimmed with crumbled Chex Mix – brilliant!), and Pizzazzerie’s cute party decor and printables — pretty fun!

Happy Chex-ing!


Yield: 24 servings

Candied Pecan Chex Mix


This Candied Pecan Chex Mix recipe is everything you love about traditional Chex Mix, tossed with pecans and a light candy coating.

Ingredients:

  • 9 cups Chex(TM) cereal (I used equal parts Rice Chex(TM), Corn Chex(TM) and Wheat Chex(TM))
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 cups raw pecan halves
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 4 egg whites, whisked

Directions:

This recipe was sponsored by Chex. I am partnering with them this season to create some tasty new Chex Party Mix recipes for holiday parties (and any parties!), and all Chex-loving opinions are entirely my own as always. Thanks for continuing to support the brands who help make this site possible. ?

Candied Pecan Chex Mix -- traditional party mix tossed with pecans and a candied coating. So easy to make, and SO GOOD! | gimmesomeoven.com

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10 Comments

  • Oh yum! I am loving everything here! I will need to pin it all and lock myself in my kitchen for a whole day 😉 

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 29th, 2015 @ 9:25 am
    Yay, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 😀


  • We ALWAYS make a big batch of Chex Mix to munch on during Christmas Eve…but we have neverrr added candied pecans. This is pure tasty genius!! I love the salty, sweet and crunchy goodness going on here!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 29th, 2015 @ 9:28 am
    Thanks Taylor, we hope you and your family like this version! 🙂


  • I made a double batch of this for the Thanksgiving weekend. It was ALL GONE on the first day of guests. Truly, it is delish. I made it without the wheat chex to make it gluten free. I have always loved Chex mix … but I surely love this alternative also.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 1st, 2015 @ 8:42 pm
    That’s awesome Kim, we’re so happy it was a hit with folks! Thanks for taking the time to comment! 🙂


  • I tried the sweet version of the Chex mix. 
    It was super easy to put together and tastes 
    wonderful.   I had my daughter in law taste
    test it also.   All your recipes sound great. 

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 8th, 2015 @ 8:32 am
    Thanks for sharing Janet, we’re happy you and your daughter enjoyed this! 🙂




    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 8th, 2015 @ 11:11 am
    Thanks Janet, we’re happy you and your daughter-in-law enjoyed this! 🙂


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