Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Chex Mix with Pecans and Pretzels

Chex Mix with a holiday twist! Cinnamon-sugar candied Rice Chex cereal with pecans and pretzels.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 55 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 407 kcal


  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal or any combination of Chex cereals
  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 4 egg whites
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Line two rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal, pecans and pretzels.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, salt and cayenne (if using); set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy.
  5. Pour the egg whites over the cereal mixture and toss with a rubber spatula until the mixture is completely coated with egg whites, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the sugar mixture and toss again until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Divide the mixture between the two baking sheets and spread into an even layer. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring each pan and rotating them halfway through baking. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. The snack mix can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cup

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Chex Mix with Pecans and Pretzels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 382mg17%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.