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Better than Sex Chex™ Mix

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 16
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With a caramelly crunch and delicate chocolate drizzle, this snack is perfectly suited to any occasion, from parties to family movie night. Recipe by
Created Oct 31, 2017
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  • 8 cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Reese's® Mini's Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits (by the chocolate chips in baking aisle. Or chop up regular caramels)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate baking chips (or more if you're a huge chocolate fan)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 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 white chocolate baking chips in 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth, and drizzle that over the snack mixture. (Note: The white 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!

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    DESSERT IDEA: Create parfait desserts by layering Chex™ mix and lightly sweetened whipped cream!
  • Tip 2
    Based on its sinfully delish cake namesake, this Better than Sex Chex Mix is so luscious and rich, it's almost indecent.
  • Tip 3
    Chocolate-smothered caramel, peanut butter candies, sweet marshmallows and crunchy chocolate Chex cereal. Is it really better? You decide!
  • Tip 4
    For an easy dessert idea, tint some whipped cream or whipped topping with red food colouring -- just enough so the cream is pink. Then layer that and the BTS Chex Mix in parfait glasses.
  • Tip 5
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Nutrition Information

258.7 Calories, 9.7g Total Fat, 1.9g Protein, 38.4g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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