My Chexicago Party Mix recipe is a finalist in the in the Chex Party Mix Recipe contest inspired by the classic Chicago Blend; a tasty cheese and caramel mix. Salty & Sweet and ready to eat in 15 minutes!

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 15 minutes
  • Active: 10 minutes

Ingredients (10)

  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 2 cup Chocolate Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Cheez-Its
  • 3 cups Smartfood cheese popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Mix cereals, 1 cup of the cheese crackers and 2 cups of the popcorn in large, microwavable bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir; microwave on High until bubbling. Remove from microwave; stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam up, but keep mixing until baking soda is dissolved. Pour over the cereal mixture; stir until fully coated
  3. Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after every minute. Spread on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let cool for about 5 minutes to let caramel fully harden. Stir in remaining 1 cup cheese crackers and 1 cup popcorn. Serve