By Mary Kathryn Woods
September 07, 2015

We’ve found it. The best homemade Chex Mix recipe...ever. This Microwave Snack Mix features all the flavors of a traditional party mix, and it’s super easy to make. Like a good snack mix should, it combines all of your favorite snacks into one bowl, including pretzel sticks, cereal squares, M&M’s, and dried cherries.

To make this snack mix, whisk together Ranch dressing mix and vegetable oil in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Add cereal squares and pretzels to the bowl and microwave it for two minutes. After two minutes, take out the bowl and stir the mix before microwaving for two more minutes. Let the cereal and pretzel mixture cool on wax paper for about 30 minutes before adding the dried cherries and M&M’s.

And, there you have it, our best Chex Mix recipe, in a matter of minutes! This snack mix is fantastic for serving as an after-school snack or as a party-pleasing appetizer. You can even make it ahead and store it in an airtight container for up to five days!

For more of our favorite snack mixes, click on the images below. Happy snacking!

Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix


Smoky Chipotle Snack Mix


Munch & Crunch Snack Mix