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Better than Sex Chex™ Mix

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Better than Sex Chex™ Mix
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Better than Sex Chex™ Mix

With a caramelly crunch and delicate chocolate drizzle, this snack is perfectly suited to any occasion, from parties to family movie night.


cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal
cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine
tablespoons light corn syrup
teaspoon baking soda
cup Reese's® Mini's Peanut Butter Cups
cup miniature marshmallows
cup caramel bits (by the chocolate chips in baking aisle. Or chop up regular caramels)
tablespoon heavy cream
cup milk chocolate baking chips (or more if you're a huge chocolate fan)
cup vanilla (white) chocolate baking chips
teaspoon coarse sea salt


  • 1 Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
  • 2 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour caramel mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-sized pieces.
  • 3 Make sure Chex™ mixture is cool to the touch (so candy doesn't melt.) Evenly sprinkle mini peanut butter cups candy and miniature marshmallows over Chex™ mixture.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramel baking bits and cream uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over snack. Microwave the milk chocolate baking chips next, starting with 20 seconds and stirring, then at 20 second intervals until the mixture is completely smooth (microwave temps vary, so watch the chocolate and stir frequently until it's of drizzling consistency).
  • 5 Drizzle over the snack mixture. Then microwave the vanilla (white) baking chips in 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth, and drizzle that over the snack mixture. (Note: The vanilla and milk chocolate chips should not need cream added.) Quickly sprinkle coarse salt over all while candy drizzles are still wet.
  • 6 Refrigerate until set. Break apart and store in tightly covered container. Perfect for gift giving!
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Better than Sex Chex Mix

As prepared by tbspSusan,

Based on its sinfully delish cake namesake, this Better than Sex Chex Mix is so luscious and rich, it's almost indecent.

Chocolate-smothered caramel, peanut butter candies, sweet marshmallows and crunchy chocolate Chex cereal. Is it really better? You decide!

Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe

Start with a box of Chocolate Chex cereal. That's right ... Chocolate Chex. For real.

Ingredients for Caramel Sauce

Combine brown sugar, butter and light corn syrup and add a titch of baking soda.

Caramel Sauce for Chex Mix

Microwave until melted, and stir until smooth. Car-a-mel, baby ...

Pour Caramel Sauce over Chex Cereal

Pour that over the Chex cereal and stir it in. You know you want it ...

Mix Caramel Sauce into Chex Cereal

Microwave the Chex stuff 3 times for a minute each time, stirring after each minute. Grab a spatula and use it as a fan. It's gettin' hot in here ...

Chex Mix in Pan

Spread the mix out on foil or waxed paper.

Toppings for Chex Mix

When it's totally cool, add mini peanut butter cups and miniature marshmallows over the top.

Mini Marshmallows and Peanut Butter Cups over Chex Mix

Bring. It. On.


Baking Chips for Chex Mix Drizzle

Microwave each of the drizzles one at a time -- caramel, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Drizzle over Better than Sex Chex Mix

Drizzle each slowly over the Chex mix and, while it's still wet, sprinkle just a bit of coarse sea salt over it all.

Recipe for Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix

Put it in the fridge 'til the drizzle is set. Break it up and ... finally ... go for it.

Bite of Better than Sex Chex Mix

You'll say, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" And all of your friends will say, "I'll have what she's having!"

Easy Dessert Idea

Tint some whipped cream or whipped topping with red food coloring -- just enough so the cream is pink. Then layer that and the BTS Chex Mix in parfait glasses.

Better than Sex Chex Mix Parfait Dessert

Other Chex Mix Recipes to Try:

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Expert Tips

Create parfait desserts by layering Chex™ mix and lightly sweetened whipped cream!

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