Caramel Apple Pie Chex Mix

by Jennifer Wieland

With all of the kids back in school now, I am trying to come up with some more snack options for their lunches. I know they get tired of the same old things. My whole family loves Chex Mix. I make it using my mother-in-law’s recipe and it is awesomely, addictive. Now while I do so enjoy the salty goodness that brings, I wanted to try my hand at a sweet version.

I already had Cinnamon Chex on hand but needed to head to the store for the rest of the components and inspiration. I decided to go with a fall flavor combo since fall is right around the corner and well, fall flavors are my absolute favorite. To me they are just warm and homey.

At the store I decided to pair my Cinnamon Chex with Apple Cinnamon Chex and then lo and behold there were some Dulce De Leche Cheerios. Oh my goodness! Those three were like flavor combo gold to me. Picked up a couple of other items to pair all of this cereal with and headed home.

Once I got home I knew I needed to make this taste like a cross between an apple pie and a caramel apple in a crunchy snack. I think I nailed it and if either of those are flavors you like I highly recommend this. Not only will this make a great lunchbox snack but it will also make a great game day snack this fall.

On a side note: Added benefit, this will make your house smell amazing while it is cooking in the oven!

Caramel Apple Pie Chex Mix

Caramel Apple Pie Chex Mix

5 c. Cinnamon Chex
5 c. Apple Cinnamon Chex
2 c. Dulce De Leche Cheerios
2 c. Apple Chips (I used Granny Smith)
2 c. Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
12 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. applesauce
3 tbsp. dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 225°. In a large pan (I use a disposable lasagna foil pan) measure out and add the Chex, Cheerios, Apple Chips and Cinnamon Roasted Almonds.

In a saucepan add the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Heat over low heat stirring occasionally. Once it begins to bubble lower heat a bit more and stir until it begins to thicken. (It will go from looking buttery with stuff in it to a consistent brown color that is slightly thick.) Pour the butter mixture over the dry mix in the pan and stir together gently until everything is coated.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Stirring every 15-20 minutes. When done take out and empty onto paper towels and let cool and dry out for half an hour. Then store in airtight container.

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

30 Responses to “Caramel Apple Pie Chex Mix”

  1. 1

    I know 100% without a doubt that I would love this. Full on yum.

  2. 2

    This looks delish and like so much fun to eat.

  3. 3

    What a great snack! It looks delicious. BTW, I never knew there was a Dulce De Leche Cheerios!

  4. 4

    This would definitely be great around Thanksgiving or Christmas! Definitely pinning this one!

  5. 5

    YUMMY! And so easy to make!

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    Rachel Young says:

    I LOVE reading your delish look recipes! This totally makes me think of Fall so I’ll have to try this one too 🙂

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    LaTisha says:

    I’m a sucker for sweets! I also like the mix of salty and sweet so this looks like something for me!

  8. 8

    oh my gosh, I can smell that now. I would have to find a gluten free substitute for the cheerios, but I think I can do this.

  9. 9

    You had me at caramel! This looks amazingly delicious!

  10. 10

    This sounds really good, and perfect as a healthy snack.

  11. 11
    Tammy says:

    I am so making this the next time I have to bring a snack to a party. I’m going to be a hit, I know it! (If I don’t eat it all first).

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    HilLesha says:

    This sounds really good! 🙂

  13. 13

    Yum, I love the apple pie spin you put on this!

  14. 14
    Colleen says:

    Sounds like a great way to spice up your Chex!

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    Lolo says:

    I want to make this to put in my sons lunch!

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    Marcie W. says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! I am off to pin this and make it soon to help welcome fall.

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    Stefanie says:

    Ohh I like this variation!

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    Courtney says:

    This would be perfect for our Thanksgiving take aways! (gift bags)

  19. 19

    Ha! I guess I haven’t been down the cereal aisle in awhile because I had NO idea these different flavors existed!

  20. 20
    kbunn4 says:

    Yum! We’ve had chex mix, but never like this.

  21. 21
    Shell Feis says:

    Ooh yum! This sounds amazing!!

  22. 22
    annecrane says:

    Makes me think of fall!

  23. 23
    Angela says:

    This would be a great game day snack.

  24. 24

    I am starting to test new recipes for the holiday cookie exchanges that will be coming up in December… this is a definite contender!
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    This looks so yummy and a great addition to our Caramel Party at Foodie Friends Friday. I hope you will join us for our cupcake party tomorrow.
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