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Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chex Mix {Gluten Free}

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chex Mix

The other day I was looking for ideas for things to put in a trail mix. I wanted to make a trail mix for my kids, because we are always so busy after school until bedtime with all the sports and scouts we are in. I wanted something I can throw in baggies and let the kids take along with them for snacks. I’ll be sharing what I put together on Friday. While on my hunt, though, I came across this recipe and had to try it. Susan over on shared her recipe Better than Sex Chex Mix. I wanted to change the name up a bit, because, well… better than sex? Plus salted caramel and chocolate is all the craze. 😉  I found that this Chex Mix tasted even better the next day, so let it sit for a day! Make sure you are making it for a large crowd or you plan on giving some away. I gave away half the batch and still have too much laying around for me to munch on! As long as the chocolates and caramels you use are gluten free, this is a fun gluten free treat to make for yourself or someone you love, because the Chex cereal is gluten free.

Salted Caramel Chex Mix

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chex Mix


  • 8 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal
  • 3/4 cup cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Cups MINI size
  • 1 cup MINIATURE marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup MILK chocolate baking chips or more if you're a huge chocolate fan
  • 1/2 cup vanilla white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I never knew chocolate or caramels could have gluten in them (as thickener?). In any case, this looks delish and I may just make a batch for our daughter’s graduation party!
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  2. Wow, that looks amazingly good! I love chocolate and caramel together. I don’t do gluten-free, but I have friends that are and this would be nice to make them.
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    • I only mentioned it’s gluten free for those that are. I made it cause it looked good. You should, too! 🙂

  3. Yum this looks really good, and I love it is Gluten Free. A sweet treat the world should try!!! YUMMY!
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  4. Wow Paula, this looks great! It combines chocolate and caramel, two of my favorite foods!
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  5. That looks AMAZING!

  6. There is so much goodness going on here that it’s hard to say what my favorite part would be!
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  7. looks absolutely addicting. I’d love to give that a try
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  8. That looks absolutely delicious!
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  9. Oh my goodness, that is everything I love in life all mixed into one. I am most definitely making some of this!
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  10. Dang, this looks good. I am not typically into these mixes, but this one I totally would be…YUM

  11. This looks so amazing and I can’t believe it’s gluten-free!
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  12. This salted caramel and chocolate Chex Mix looks delicious. I love that it is gluten free.
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  13. Oh this look so good salty and sweet!
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  14. Ok, that looks amazing and it has 2 of my favorite things caramel and chex!
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  15. Oh my this looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday! I’m so glad you did!
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  16. This looks so delicious! I bet it is pretty addictive too. lol I pinned to my Gluten Free group board as I am sure there are plenty of people that would enjoy this snack. Thanks for sharing on Full Plate Thursday.

  17. shelly peterson says:

    This looks so yummy! I definitely want to try this recipe. The family will love it.

  18. Hi Paula,
    This looks like a treat that we would really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  19. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday. I will be featuring your post in my GF features this week. Please stop by and grab a featured button to show off. Have a wonderful week! Charlie
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