Smoked Chex Mix.

Add some smoky flavor to your Chex Mix by adding your favorite barbecue mix and cooking it on a smoker or pellet grill.

Smoked Chex Mix.

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Chex Mix is ​​such a tasty snack because it is crunchy and flavorful. It is so easy to make. Just mix together some dry ingredients and then toss them with a butter sauce.

You can change the flavor of the mix by adjusting the barbecue seasoning or condiments you use. I like to use a mild barbecue seasoning like my Pork Rub. For a spicy Chex Mix, add a little chili powder or cayenne pepper.


chex mix ingredients.chex mix ingredients.
  • Chex Cereals: This recipe makes 8 cups. You can mix and match any plain flavor: Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, or Rice Chex. If you want a sweeter mix, use Honey Nut Chex or Maple Brown Sugar Chex.
  • Pretzel Chips: I like them because they are flat like cereals.
  • Red fish: I like Goldfish Cheddar, but you can choose any other flavor.
  • Butter: You will need a block. I use Kerrygold salted butter.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: It is used to prepare the sauce.
  • BBQ Spices: Use your favorite BBQ seasoning. You can choose a mild one or a salty or spicy one.
Substitutions: This recipe doesn't include any nuts. You're welcome to toss in a cup of peanuts, cashews or mixed nuts. You can also use cheese crackers instead of Goldfish and pretzel sticks instead of the crisps. 

See the full recipe below for servings and full list of ingredients.

How to smoke Chex Mix

Heat your smoker to 250 degrees F with an indirect heat zone. Pecan or applewood are good wood choices for this recipe because they are gentle.

If you only have a gas grill, you can use a foil bag with wood chips or a smoking pipe with pellets to create smoke.

  1. FIRST STEP: In a large aluminum pan, combine the cereal, pretzels, and goldfish. Mix well.
  1. STEP TWO: In a small pitcher or bowl, combine the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and barbecue mix.
Making the sauce for the chex mix.Making the sauce for the chex mix.
  1. STEP THREE: Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
mixing the smoked Chex mix.mixing the smoked Chex mix.
  1. STEP FOUR: Place the seasoned mixture in the smoker and leave to smoke for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Smoked Chex mix pan-fried on the grill.Smoked Chex mix pan-fried on the grill.

How to serve smoked snack mix

Transfer the Smoked Chex Mix to a large serving bowl and enjoy.

Smoked Chex Mix.Smoked Chex Mix.


Store leftover Chex Mix in an airtight container, such as a zip-top bag, on the table or in the pantry for up to five days.

Pitmaster GCG Pro Tips

  • Use a large, full pan to get even smoke on all the ingredients.
  • Mix the melted butter mixture well to coat all the pieces.
  • Stir while smoking to achieve an even smoky, crispy flavor.

Frequent questions

Can you make Chex Mix in the oven?

Yes. Follow the recipe above and bake the Chex Mix in a 250°F oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

What can I substitute for Chex?

Well, Chex is the main ingredient in this recipe, which is why it's called Chex Mix, but you can substitute it with other cereals like Life, Crispix, or Cheerios.

How do you make Chex cake mix?

Follow the recipe for the snack mix above, using Honey Nut Chex or Maple Brown Sugar Chex. Omit the Worcestershire sauce. After the Chex Mix is ​​smoked, add chocolate chips, nuts, or coconut flakes.

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  • Thermal smoker: Heat the smoker to 250°F with an indirect heat zone.

  • Dry ingredients: In a large, filled skillet, combine the cereal, crushed pretzels, and goldfish.

  • Prepare the sauce: In a pitcher or small bowl, combine the melted cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and barbecue mix.

  • Throw: Pour the sauce over the dry ingredients and toss to coat.

  • Smoke: Place the Chex Mix pan on the smoker over indirect heat. Smoke for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

  • Cold: Let the Chex Mix cool for about 15 minutes. Then, transfer to a large bowl to serve.

It can also be cooked in a preheated oven at 250°F.

Calories: 352kilocalorieCarbohydrates: 59GProtein: 7GFat: 12GSaturated fats: 6GPolyunsaturated fats: 1GMonounsaturated fat: 2GTrans Fats: 0.3GCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 674mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 6GSugar: 5GVitamin A: 687IUC vitamin: 6mgSoccer: 122mgIron: 14mg

Nutrition information is calculated automatically and should only be used as an approximation.

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