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Better Than Sex Chex Mix

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Okay, just ignore the name of this snack. I made this for a fundraiser at church and I spent a large part of the evening trying to think of a new name for it. I’ve come up with ideas like: Jesus is My Episco-pal Chex Mix or Meow Mix (instead of Puppy Chow). This is why I have a degree in Divinity and not in Marketing. One kid tried it and asked what it was, her aunt quickly responded, “It’s kinda like Puppy Chow.”

Whatever family-friendly name you choose to use, the recipe really is worth trying at least once. My husband has requested a few small changes because he doesn’t care for marshmallows and I think mini Rollos would be amazing. Let’s just say, it is a work in progress.

Better Than Sex Chex Mix


  •             8  cups Chocolate Chex® cereal (that’s 1 box)
  •             3/4  cup packed brown sugar
  •             6  tablespoons butter
  •             3  tablespoons light corn syrup
  •             1/4  teaspoon baking soda
  •             1  cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, MINI size
  •             1 cup mini marshmallows
  •             1/2  cup milk chocolate baking chips
  •             1/2  cup white chocolate baking chips

Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.

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.

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.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over snack. Repeat with white chocolate baking chips. Refrigerate until set. Break apart and store in tightly covered container.


About Meg

I stress-bake, a lot. When I'm not doing that I'm an Episcopal priest, wife, and mom. Have a recipe that just might lower my blood pressure or at least make my house smell good? I'd love to try it!

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