Sweet and Salty Valentine Chex Mix

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ust one taste will be love at first bite. This sweet, salty, ooey-gooey Chex mix is unlike any other you have tried. Toasted coconut and honey set this mix apart from all of the copycat versions. This recipe has been tried and tested to the point of perfection. I must warn you…you may develop a love-hate relationship with this mix. It is SO addictive my kids call it crack. We have a version of this recipe for every holiday as it is our family’s all-time favorite snack. Skip the flowers and show love to your friends and family with this irresistible treat.


6 cups Corn Chex

6 cups Rice Chex

6 cups Golden Grahams

4 cups Pretzel twists

7-ounce bag sweetened coconut, toasted

3 cups cashew pieces

2 cups butter

2 cups sugar

2 cups light corn syrup

1/2 cup honey

1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Valentine Sprinkles


  1. Bring to a boil butter, sugar, corn syrup and honey.
  2. Boil the mixture until it reaches the softball stage.
  3. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla.
  4. While the mixture is slightly cooling combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl or layer on a countertop covered with parchment paper.
  5. Pour syrup mixture over dry ingredients. if using a mixing bowl, be careful not to break apart cereal as you coat the mix.
  6. If using the countertop method, use a spatula to gently toss the mixture until completely coated.
  7. Sprinkle your favorite Valentine sprinkles on top of the mix as it cools.
  8.  Let cool completely before covering or putting in bags. This will ensure the cereal stays crunchy.


  • Make this recipe your own by adding family favorite ingredients like bugles or chow mein noodles. If adding chocolate pieces to the mix, wait to add until the syrup cools on the mixture.
  • Toasting the coconut adds such a great nutty flavor. Most people who claim to hate coconut, like it when toasted. Toast your coconut in the oven before adding to the mix…you won’t regret it.
  • By adding cashew pieces instead of whole cashews, you will get little pieces of goodness throughout the mix rather than a few big bites of nuts.
  • Adding pretzel twists instead of rods creates clusters of chewy yumminess held together in the twisted pretzel.

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