Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen

Chex Party Mix has been a LONG time favorite in Doug’s family. My Mother-in-law, Marge, was very well known for her Party Mix, and used to make 5 gallon containers full at Christmas time. Even though nothing measures up to her Party Mix, I do use her original recipe and it’s always a hit!

I dressed up these little red take-out boxes with simple embellishments, filled with Chex Party Mix for fun Gifts from the Kitchen!

Here is what I used…

Christmas Take Out Boxes Supplies:

  • Boxes – available at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s etc.
  • Ribbon – I found this ribbon in the $.97 cents section at Walmart
  • Tags – also $.97 cents and found at Walmart
  • Black and Gold paper for Santa’s buckle
  • Buttons or any other little embellishment you have around the house
  • Twine to tie the tags on with
  • Glue – I like to use the Elmer’s tape runner or glue dots {super easy}
  • Scissors

Use your creativity to decorate the boxes.

For the Santa boxes, cut a strip of black card stock, 1 1/2 inches wide, a square of black 1 1/2 inches, and a square of gold scrapbook paper 2 1/2 inches. Glue the strip onto the box, and add the buckle. Try and place the black square to match where the strip is, then it looks like the belly of Old St. Nick.

For the Snowman, use glue dots to apply buttons, small pieces of black paper for his hat and a little ribbon for the scarf.

For the Tree, use ribbon cut into different lengths, black paper for the trunk and a yellow button on top for the star.

5 from 1 reviews
Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A family favorite...Chex Party Mix. Recipe from
  • 2 cups each; Rice, Corn and Wheat Chex cereal
  • ¾ cups mixed nuts {you can add a little more if you want}
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. In a very large bowl, add Chex cereal and nuts
  3. In the microwave, carefully melt butter or margarine
  4. Stir in Worcestershire Sauce and seasoned salt
  5. Pour over Chex cereal mixture
  6. Spread Party Mix onto a large cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring half way through

Catch up with our Gifts from the Kitchen series

Linking to…Weekend Wrap up Party, Saturday SevensSundae Scoop, Works For Me Wednesday, Transformation Thursday, Show & Tell FridaySaturday Night SpecialMade by you Monday, Holiday HomeChristmas Craft Party



  1. I love your little red boxes! So cute! Love the button and ribbon snowman!

  2. I think your boxes are adorable! Such a cute idea for dressing up what would be an otherwise very plain gift box. You could put almost anything into them.

    Although you have your MIL’s original recipe, she might have left off those “special” ingredients that only she knew about. I sometimes give out my original recipes, but NOT those little changes developed over time which set mine apart! I usually make my party mix by using 1 1/2 times the liquid to the amount of cereal/nuts and adding garlic (garlic & pepper seasoning or even minced garlic) to the liquid as well as a non-salt seasoning similar to Mrs. Dash that I get at Costco. Besides the mixed nuts, I add walnut or pecan pieces and extra peanuts if they are laying around the kitchen. No one ever complains and I get to enjoy the dark, savory pieces where the extra liquid settled into the bottom of the roaster!

  3. My grandmother who passed this year always made Chex party mix. Thanks for the recipe! Now I can carry on that tradition! I love the way you dressed up the take-out boxes, too!

    We would love for you to share this at our Home for the Holidays link party!

  4. These gift boxes are so adorable! And Chex Mix is the best 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at Transformation Thursday 🙂 I will be looking for those boxes at Michael’s!

  5. The boxes look fabulous!!
    I’d love it if you could link this project up at my Simply Christmas event at:
    Kerryanne recently posted..Inspiration FridayMy Profile

  6. Liz, these little boxes are so darling! Thanks so much for linking up to my Saturday Seven Party last week. I’ll be featuring these in my lineup tonight!

  7. THIS IS F A B.. Very pretty and great tutorial.I LOVE the boxes.. :)). I would LOVE if you could please share this via my Special Christmas Soiree party pweeease.. (TY so much).. Wishing you an amazing start to your week.. : ))

  8. I love your packaging! So personalized and cute 🙂

  9. This is such a great idea!! The boxes are so cute!
    Christie recently posted..CornucopiaMy Profile

  10. ADORABLE packaging! And thanks for the recipe – it’s been a really long time since I’ve had this party mix.
    Deb @ PaperTurtle recently posted..Thanksgiving / Weekend RecapMy Profile

  11. These are way too cute!!!

    great idea – pinning!!!

    Would love it if you could share this on my link party at

    Natasha xxx
    Natasha recently Find of the Week : SparkleBoxMy Profile

  12. Love your party boxes! So cute! We love chex mix and make it every year too. YUM.

  13. I absolutely love these! They are darling! I would love it if you would stop by and link this up at my linky I have going on now! Thanks!
    Karyn recently posted..DIY: Homemade Laundry DetergentMy Profile

  14. Have you ever frozen the Chex mix? I am baking and freezing as much as I can so I am not so overwhelmed in December.

    • Hi Joan, no I have never frozen Chex Mix. I would you could, although I’m not sure if it would get soggy after it dethaws. It does keep for 2-3 weeks in airtight containers though.


  1. […] I was whipping up a batch of the Original Chex Mix and decorating these cute little red take-out boxes, I thought it would be fun to create a Chex Mix […]

  2. […] boxes or for the Original Chex Party Mix Recipe, passed down from my Mother-in-law, head on over to Pocket Change Gourmet. Oh and by the way, we are sharing Gifts from the Kitchen every Friday […]

  3. […] favorite…Decorated Take-Out Boxes around $1 […]

  4. […] Party Mix {flavors} or the Original Chex Party Mix from Pocket Change […]

  5. […] Shutters @ Blooming Homestead This entire display can be summed up in one word: stunning! No. 2 Christmas Take-Out Boxes @ Pocket Change Gourmet This is such a fabulous packaging idea for any number of edible goodies. What a perfect gift […]

  6. […] gift giving ideas are endless, this time we used red take-out boxes and decorated them. You can see how we decorated all of the boxes over on Pocket Change […]

  7. […] of the most loved recipes at Christmas time is my Mother-in-laws Party Mix. Doug and my boys absolutely love it! The savory seasonings and the little bit of sweetness from […]

  8. […] Chex Party Mix {our family favorite} […]

  9. […] love mixing up a batch of these easy treats to add to holiday dessert trays, fill in little Santa boxes for a special gift, or even some to enjoy while watching a movie. There are 8 great-tasting flavors – from Rice to […]

  10. […] love mixing up a batch of these easy treats to add to holiday dessert trays, fill in little Santa boxes for a special gift, or even some to enjoy while watching a movie. The flavor combinations are endless, but who […]

  11. […] whether it’s serving Ham Dinner with all the fixins’ or whipping up a batch of Chex Party Mix, we all love the […]

  12. […] Chex Mix: Pocket change gourmet […]

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge