Easy Churro Party Mix

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Here’s a fancy Chex mix recipe that makes any party or gathering fun. Definitely not your 1970’s Chex party mix recipe, this snack mix is a crunchy blend of salty and sweet. Easy Churro Party Mix is absolutely addictive.

Easy Churro Party Mix Recipe

Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Let’s Get You Cookin’….Shall We? ?

I have a tendency to think of party mix as a treat for the holidays. I guess that comes from all the years of eating chex mix at Christmas time.

Enter Easy Churro Party Mix! I made this for the Kansas State Fair a few years back and it was a huge hit. Nary a soul seemed to mind that it was 100 degrees outside!

That made me realize that salty/sweet snack mixes should be something that’s served for parties and gatherings year round. Everybody loves CRUNCH, no matter the occasion. 🙂

What to Love About This Recipe –

  1. It takes just 20 minutes….tops!
  2. Salty. Sweet. Crunchy. Addictive.
  3. You can freeze this party mix to enjoy later at any time.

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Churro Chex Mix?

  • Crispy rice cereal squares
  • Crispy corn cereal squares
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Cinnamon popcorn
  • Cheese crackers

Recipe Tips and Tricks for Making Easy Churro Party Mix

  • Be sure you cover your baking sheet with lots of foil. This makes clean up super easy – always key when we are cooking.
  • If you’re wondering what role the baking soda plays in this snack mix, this causes a bubbling effect that aerates the caramel to make it nice and light so it can coat the ingredients more easily.
  • Feel free to customize this snack mix by adding other crunchy ingredients that you enjoy – pretzels, peanuts, cashews, popcorn, etc.

How to Make Salty Sweet Party Mix in 5 Easy Steps

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cereals. Meanwhile, create the caramel sauce by combining the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a sauce pan over medium heat, bringing it to a boil and simmering for 1 minute; remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, whisking until smooth.
  2. Pour the prepared caramel sauce over the cereals in the bowl, tossing gently to coat; spread the cereal mixture over the prepared baking sheet that has been covered with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle this over the snack mix ingredients on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake the churro snack mix for 5 minutes, uncovered, then turn the snack mix over and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking mix from the oven, spreading it out in a single layer over a sheet of aluminum foil to cool. Once cooled, break all the party mix pieces apart and store in an air tight container.
Cheese crackers, cereal squares, and cinnamon popcorn.

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Easy Churro Party Mix

Here's a fancy Chex mix recipe that makes any party or gathering fun. Definitely not your 1970's chex party mix recipe, this snack mix is a blend of salty and sweet. Easy Churro Party Mix is absolutely addictive.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal, such as Rice Chex
  • 4 1/2 cups crispy corn cereal, such as Corn Chex
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups cinnamon popcorn
  • 2 cups cheese crackers, such as Cheez-its

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with nonstick baking spray.
  • Place both of the cereals into a large, heat-safe mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar; set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, and corn syrup, bringing the mixture to a boil; simmer for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from the heat; stir in the baking soda.
  • Pour the warm prepared brown sugar mixture over the cereal mixture in the mixing bowl, gently tossing well to coat; spread the cereal mixture out into a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Bake the party mix, uncovered, for 5 minutes, then gently toss and bake an additional 5 minutes. Remove the party mix from the oven; cool completely.
    When the party mix has cooled, gently separate all the pieces. Add the cinnamon popcorn and cheese crackers; combine well. Store the party mix in an airtight container.
Course: Party Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel corn, chex mix, Cinnamon, popcorn

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

Churro Snack Mix in a piled into a white bowl.

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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