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! Enjoy the essence of the generosity that Christmas brings through giving these treats.

Christmas Take Out Boxes Supplies

art materials for making the boxes
  • 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 Elmer’s tape runner or glue dots {super easy}
  • Scissors
red Chex Party Mix with designs

Use your creativity to decorate the boxes. Make sure to make it as attractive and presentable as you can. It will be more interesting that way.

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.

red boxes with different designs

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

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Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen

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  • Total Time: 35 mins


A family favorite…Chex Party Mix. Recipe from


  • 2 cups each; Rice, Corn and Wheat Chex cereal
  • 3/4 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
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins


  1. 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!

  2. These gift boxes are so adorable! And Chex Mix is the best ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing this at Transformation Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be looking for those boxes at Michael’s!

  3. 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.. : ))

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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