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Mom’s Sweet Christmas Chex



  • 1 (14oz) box corn Chex cereal
  • 1 (12oz) box graham cracker cereal (like Golden Grahams)
  • 2c coarsely grated coconut (I prefer unsweetened)
  • 1 generous cup slivered almonds
  • 2c sugar
  • 2c corn syrup
  • 1c butter
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  1. In one or two of your largest bowls, combine cereals, coconut, and almonds. Make sure you’ll have plenty of room to toss the cereal mixture with the warm sugar syrup mixture.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in almond extract and pour over cereal mixture. Toss to coat well.
  3. If packaging to give away, or if you don’t want it quite so sticky, spread Chex mix out over parchment or waxed paper to dry. Allow to dry up to 8-12 hours before packaging.