Sriracha Crunch Chex Mix

Yields 15

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 1 hr, 5

Total Time 15 mins


    For the Cereal Mix

    • 4 cups of Rice Chex
    • 2 cups of Rice Krispies
    • 2 cups of Sugar Pops
    • 2 cups shrimp chips
    • 1 c peanuts
    • 1 cup sriracha peas
    • 1 cup of wasabi peas
    • 1 cup fried onion rings; large pieces broken
    • 1/2 cup dried coconut

    For the Sauce

    • 6 T of butter
    • 5 T of peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
    • 4 T brown sugar
    • Juice of 1/2 lime
    • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce
    • 3/4 tsp garlic powder


      Oven Method (I like the bit of crispy it adds):

      1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
      2. Melt butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in microwave until butter melts and peanut butter gets soft. Whisk until smooth. Stir in lime juice, Worcestershire, hot sauce and garlic powder. Make sure you stir this until it makes a thick, smooth sauce.
      3. Mix all of the cereals and snack items into a large bowl. Add the sauce mixture and stir well.
      4. Divide mixture between two large cookie sheets with rims and bake for one hour, stirring occasionally.
      5. Remove from oven; pour onto a parchment lined counter-top and let sit until cool and dry.

      Microwave Method:

      1. Mix ingredients in a microwave safe bowl as indicated for oven method.
      2. Microwave for about two minutes. Stir well and nuke for another two minutes. Stir again. And again...cook for 1-2 minutes more. Pour out onto a parchment lined counter top to let cool and dry.
      3. Microwave for about two minutes. Remove from microwave and stir well.
      4. Return to microwave for another two minutes; stir.
      5. Now another two minutes! Stir. Now 1-2 minutes more.
      6. Remove from oven; pour onto a parchment lined counter-top and let sit until cool and dry.

      Recipe Notes

      Use caution when cooking this in the microwave as the center gets hot first; take caution to not let it burn!

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