Orange Cranberry Chex Mix

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Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix is super delicious, dangerously addictive and the best snack to bring to your New Year’s Eve Party! It’s an easy, oven baked chex recipe that is great for sharing with friends!

Chex Mix is such an easy party snack that can be made with so many variations! For another great Chex Mix recipe, try this White Chocolate Truffles Avalanche Chex Mix. Need a snack recipe that’s a bit heartier? Try these yummy Buffalo Meatballs in Puff Pastry Cups.

Oven Baked Chex Mix Recipe

This Chex Mix Recipe Is Perfect For Any Holiday

Hi, guys! I hope your Monday is merry and bright, just as your weekend was!

Soooo. Obviously, yes, I am openly bringing you a recipe that should have been shared before Christmas. Buuuuut….

You know… I’ve already told you this once or thrice before, but MY Holiday festivities are just about to start.

Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

While you’re packing up the Christmas trees and settling back into the old routine, I’m digging around for more Christmas lights, baking more cookies than I care to admit, and just getting around to wrapping up the last of our presents. We exchange gifts on New Year’s Day; it keeps things in perspective. And we celebrate Christmas on January 7th.

On to food.

Easy Oven Baked Chex Mix

One Of My Favorite Easy Party Snack Recipes 

This one time, way back when I was a party animal and stayed out way past midnight, I went to a New Year’s Eve party and there I was introduced to a huge tub of Chex Mix. I looked at the hostess, thinking that she was making a joke. I mean, she was serving cereal at a party!

What I didn’t know was that this cereal was extra special. Laced with cranberries and flavored with a hint of orange, this was the best dry cereal, ever. I had NO idea that this Mix was a THING!

Homemade Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix

Shamelessly, I stuffed my face like nobody was watching. My hand did not leave that tub. I am not sure what everyone else thought of me, but to this day, I haven’t been invited to one of her parties, again… Whatev. It’s probably because I can’t party with 2 kids glued to my hip at all times. I hope that’s why. I mean, it would suck if they thought I ate all their food, you know? ‘Cause I did.

Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix In The Oven

This Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix is totally going to be your party staple, just as it is mine.  Mixed with a good dose of almonds… it’s just perfect.

Everyone likes it, and you will, too!


Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix is super delicious and dangerously addictive! It's an easy, oven baked chex recipe that's great for sharing with friends!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 117


  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Honey Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 bag (8-ounces) sliced almonds
  • 4 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate , thawed
  • 1 bag (5-ounces) dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Combine cereals and almonds in a large roasting pan; set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar and juice concentrate; microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  • Stir the orange-mixture and pour it over the cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and stir in cranberries.
  • Spread on a foil-lined pan and let completely cool.
  • Serve.


If not using right away, you can store the cereal in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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10 Responses
  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I love making snack mixes for NYE… I just love being able to graze and nibble all through the night. This chex mix is definitely one I need to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe and great idea.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      That’s me at every party… I just graze and nibble on every.thing. 😀
      Happy New Year, Thalia!! xoxo

  2. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Kate, you crack me up! Thanks for sharing your story learning about Chex Mix being “a thing”. 😉 I have never heard of an orange and cranberry version of Chex Party Mix. This is a must try. By the way…I’m loving the new look of your blog. Everything looks neat, fresh, clean and orderly. Wishing you and your family a joyous and meaningful Christmas holiday and a New Year filled with many blessings! xo

  3. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking and More

    First of all, there must have been an exorcism of my computer overnight because your site looks GREAT this morning! Go figure. haha My apologies for any unnecessary anxiety I may have caused you yesterday. 😉
    Secondly, I LOVE this Chex mix! I’m nuts about any kind of Chex mix, but this one wins above all others because it’s not laced with sugar and overly sweet. This is perfect for the holidays and beyond!
    Enjoy your Monday, Kate!

  4. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    Chex mix is definitely not about moderation, so I think you handled yourself at that party just fine 🙂

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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