Orange Cranberry Chex Mix

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Orange Cranberry Chex Mix is super delicious, dangerously addictive, and the best snack to serve at a Holiday party! It’s an easy, oven-baked Chex mix snack recipe that is great for sharing with friends!

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Oven Baked Chex Mix Recipe


Welcome to the world of homemade snacks, where simplicity meets amazing flavors! Our Orange Cranberry Chex Mix is a delicious combination that transforms everyday ingredients into a snack you can’t resist. The sweet and tart goodness of cranberries tossed with the fresh zest of oranges, all wrapped in the crunch of Chex cereal. Perfect for any festive gathering or a cozy night in!

Why You’ll Love This Chex Mix Snack

  • Easy to Prepare: With simple ingredients and easy instructions, this recipe is perfect for quick preparation without compromising on taste.
  • Delicious: The blend of orange and cranberry offers a unique and refreshing taste that stands out from typical snack mixes.

Orange Cranberry Chex Mix Snack Ingredients

  • Corn Chex, Honey Chex, & Wheat Chex
  • Sliced Almonds: Adds a crunch and a nutty flavor.
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar: Brings a rich, caramelized sweetness.
  • Orange Juice Concentrate: Infuses a bright, citrusy zing.
  • Dried Cranberries: Adds a chewy texture and a burst of tart sweetness.

How To Make Chex Mix

  1. Prep: Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Combine: In a large roasting pan, mix together Corn Chex, Honey Chex, Wheat Chex, and sliced almonds.
  3. Orange Juice Mixture: In a microwave-safe bowl, blend melted butter, brown sugar, and orange juice concentrate. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  4. Bake: Evenly pour the orange mixture over the cereal mix, stirring well to coat. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally for even baking.
  5. Add Cranberries: After baking, mix in the dried cranberries.
  6. Cool & Serve: Spread the mix on a foil-lined pan to cool completely before serving.
Homemade Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • Baking: Spread the mix evenly on a baking sheet to avoid burning. Stirring occasionally during baking helps in even coating and crispness.
  • Let It Cool: Allow the mix to cool completely after baking to achieve the perfect crunch.
  • Adjusting Sweetness: Vary the amount of brown sugar based on your preference for sweetness.
  • Nut Variations: Swap almonds with pecans or walnuts for a different nutty flavor.
  • Spice It Up: Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm spice twist.
  • Cereal: This recipe uses 9 cups of Chex cereal, but you could use any other type of cereal to total 9 cups.
  • Serving: Serve the mix right away or store it in a tightly sealed container, where it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix In The Oven

Make Ahead And Freezing Instructions

  • For optimal freshness: Enjoy the Chex mix within 2 to 3 days of preparation for the best taste. However, it can be kept for as long as 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature or the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Orange and Cranberry Chex Mix

This Orange Cranberry Chex Mix snack is a perfect blend of zesty orange, sweet cranberries, and crunchy Chex with almonds, ideal for any gathering.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Honey Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 8 ounces sliced almonds
  • 4 tablespoons butter,, melted
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice concentrate,, thawed
  • 5 ounces dried cranberries
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  • Preheat oven to 300˚F.
  • Combine cereals and almonds in a large roasting pan; set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and juice concentrate; microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  • Stir the orange-mixture and pour it over the cereal, stirring everything together until evenly coated.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and stir in the cranberries.
  • Spread on a foil-lined pan and let completely cool.
  • Serve.


  • Stir: Don’t forget to stir the mixture from time to time while it bakes.
  • Cool: Allow the mix to cool completely after baking to achieve the perfect crunch.
  • Storage: If not using right away, you can store the cereal in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 7.1mg

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  1. Michele says:

    Love it!! People ask me for the recipe.

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    This looks like the best chex mix ever, I’d inhale the whole batch! 😉

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    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 says:

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

  4. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    Its time to par-tay! Happy New Years!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Happy New Year, Emily!!! xo

  5. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    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

  6. says:

    I’m down with this recipe! Yumm!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    Gosh this is the perfect snack, so seasonal!

  8. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking and More says:

    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!

  9. Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

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