Gluten-Free Chex Mix

You will love this great Gluten-free Chex Mix recipe made with Rice and Corn Chex, Gluten-free pretzels, and other goodies. If you’re after a salty, crunchy, delicious treat, this snack mix is the best!

Gluten-free Chex mix is in a large serving bowl.

I used to spend my time sneaking the rice and corn cereal pieces out of my favorite snack food. Then I decided, why not make a gluten-free version for myself? And that’s what I did! Nobody likes a picker, anyways. So now that problem is solved, I may move on to world peace.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using rice and corn Chex cereal keeps this favorite snack gluten-free
  • Adding tamari instead of Worcestershire Sauce, creates the same salty flavor, without the risk of gluten contamination
  • Pistachios and mixed nuts add crunch, flavor, and color to every bite, making this the most irresistible snack mix ever!

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Rice & Corn Chex — These two kinds of cereal are gluten-free and perfect for snacking.
  • Gluten-free Pretzels — I find gluten-free pretzels in the health food section of my grocery store or online.
  • Pistachios — These are my favorite nuts for this recipe because of the pop of color!
  • Mixed Nuts — Add your favorite nuts like cashews, peanuts, almonds, and more.
  • Vegan butter — Use any dairy-free margarine, vegan butter, or you can even make your own homemade vegan butter.
  • Tamari — This is a gluten-free soy sauce, which adds so much salty umami flavor.
  • Miso Paste — Using a mild miso paste is another favorite secret of mine. It’s gluten-free and adds the perfect touch of flavor. You can substitute additional salt if you can’t find it.
  • Garlic powder + Onion powder — These two together add powerful flavoring. You can substitute dehydrated onions.
  • Salt to taste — If you’d like a more salty flavor, feel free to add a sprinkle or two of salt and pepper once the dish is done.

How to Make Gluten-Free Chex Mix

I love making Gluten-Free Chex Mix. It’s really very easy to make and you can add some of your favorite ingredients, like pistachios or gluten-free pretzels to the ingredients.

Let’s get started:

  1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, and nuts.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter, tamari, miso, garlic, and onion powder. 
  3. Drizzle half of the butter mixture over the cereal and gently stir to combine. Then pour in the remaining butter mixture and again, stir the cereal to ensure it’s all coated.
    A butter mixture is being poured over snack mix cereal, pretzels, and nuts in a large bowl.
  4. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for 6 minutes, removing the bowl and stirring every 2 minutes. 
  5. When it’s done, let it sit for a minute, then pour it onto a pan lined with parchment or waxed paper. Use a spatula to spread it out into a thin layer. The cereal will get crunchy as it cools.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 15 to 20 days.

Storage Tips

Once the cereal mix has cooled, transfer it to an airtight container. It will keep up to 15 to 20 days at room temperature. It can be frozen, too. Transfer it to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 to 3 months.

Is Chex Mix Gluten-Free?

Packaged Chex Mix snacks are not gluten-free, and therefore should be avoided by people who have dietary issues with gluten. It’s best to stick with products clearly labeled as gluten-free or make your own gluten-free Chex mix at home.

More Snacks

If you love this gluten-free chex mix, here’s even more snacks you’ll like too:

A large bowl holds Chex mix, with corn Chex, rice Chex, gluten-free pretzels, and nuts.

That’s it for this gluten-free Chex mix. Enjoy!

A large bowl is full of gluten-free Chex mix, featuring pretzels, nuts, and more.

Gluten-Free Chex Mix

This gluten-free Chex Mix is made with Rice and Corn Chex, Gluten-free pretzels, and mixed nuts. It's a perfect salty, crunchy snack!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 22
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • cups Rice Chex
  • cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups gluten-free Pretzels
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon mild Miso Paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, and nuts.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter, tamari, miso, garlic, and onion powder.
  • Drizzle half of the butter mixture over the cereal and gently stir to combine. Then pour in the remaining butter mixture and again, stir the cereal to ensure it's all coated.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for 6 minutes, removing the bowl and stirring every 2 minutes.
  • When it's done, let it sit for a minute, then pour it onto a pan lined with parchment or waxed paper. Use a spatula to spread it out into a thin layer. The cereal will get crunchy as it cools.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 15 to 20 days.

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chex Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 513mg21%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 409IU8%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2014 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

8 Responses to Gluten-Free Chex Mix

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDenise Reply

    Yum yum yum! Thanks for the idea.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You’re so very welcome. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKatrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen Reply

    I love snacking and this is perfect for a crowd. No one will feel left out.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Yeah! Everyone can enjoy this snack, whether they’re full throttle gluten eaters or not!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRachel @ Bakerita Reply

    This sounds amazing!! I would totally demolish a batch of this 🙂

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyChris Rusnak Reply

    This will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. Mmm!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDenise Reply

    Great snack idea. I am always on the lookout for snacks to have around the office that are healthy. Like this!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyPat Reply

    Just a note, the rice and corn Chex aren’t vegan (D2) , at least in the US. I e been looking all over for ones that are vegan. No luck.

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