Cookie Exchange Makeover: Host a Chex Party Mix-Change {Ideas/Giveaway}

Sometime after Halloween a commercial caught my eye… surprising, since I don’t spend a lot of time watching T.V. and I typically busy myself with something else during commercials. This particular commercial was for making homemade Chex Mix in 15 minutes. Food. Homemade. 15 minutes. 3 magic words. I even told my husband about it… Then, I received an email from MyBlogSpark offering to send me 2 boxes of Chex cereal, recipe cards, a $20 Visa Card for supplies, and some really pretty red boxes. It was a sign!!

Display/Serving Idea: Display Chex Mix in Bowls w/a spoon. Put empty boxes or bags around the table behind the bowls for guests to fill & take home. Use a place card holder to label the type of mix (recipe cards work nicely, too). Provide labels or a Sharpie Marker for guests to label their boxes/bags.

Are you ready for a great new way to prepare for the holidays? Chex Party Mix is mixing it up with a fresh idea that puts a whole new spin on the classic cookie exchange. Ditch the hours of baking and make 15 minute Chex Party Mix recipes instead – all you need is a microwave and some friends to stir up the fun. The concept is simple – invite some friends over for a party and ask everyone to make enough of their favorite Chex Party Mix recipe to exchange with party guests. Taste, mix, swap, and share the recipes, putting the treats in easy DIY packages for everyone to take home. The Chex Party Mix-Change website not only has MANY recipes*, but offers links to PDF files for everything you need to easily host a party including: invitations, recipe cards, shopping lists, tips & tricks, and packaging ideas. (*including several “gluten free” options)


Ranging from sweet to savory, I made 5 different batches in less than an hour and my friends and family enjoyed each one ~

  • Original Chex Party Mix – A tried and true classic of many holiday gatherings.
  • Chex PB & Chocolate Blast – Is there really a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate? Yes, when Chex cereal is added!
  • Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch – Mix things up and try this mouthwatering alternative to the beloved holiday pie.
  • Hot Buttered Yum Chex Mix – A combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, honey and marshmallows blend effortlessly together in a crazy-delicious, gluten free crunchy mix.
  • Chex Caramel Chocolate Drizzles – Melted chocolate, chewy caramel and a delightful crunch carry this gluten-free party mix recipe from microwave to table in 15 minutes.
The ORIGINAL Chex Party Mix

I modified a few of the recipes to suit my family preferences and I’ll be sharing the slightly modified recipes in future posts. Making these made me realize how YUMMY and EASY making these mixes is. However, if a Chex Party Mix-Change doesn’t fit into your schedule this year… one of the following ideas just may be the solution to your party/gifting needs.

Previously, I worked as a teacher and I would have definitely enjoyed receiving a big box of any of these to snack on during my coffee break. The Original Chex Mix is a perfect savory compliment to this season’s sometimes over-abundance of sweets and a perfect token of appreciation for your children’s coaches. What hostess wouldn’t enjoy a homemade treat, made my someone else? With New Year’s Day and The Rose Bowl just around the corner as well as many other bowl games… Chex Party Mixes seem like a perfect festive snack to end the season. Lastly, whether you’re a fan or not, who wouldn’t enjoy celebrating the culmination of American football at an ever popular Super Bowl Party. Super Bowl and Snacks are practically synonymous and I’m looking forward to making several batches to add to our snack spread!!

Would you like to make some Chex Party Mix? Would you like to host your own Chex Party Mix-Change… MyBlogSpark is offering one lucky Baking4Six reader a prize package consisting of:

  • 2 boxes of Chex cereal to create Chex Party Mix recipes
  • 5 featured Chex Party Mix recipes
  • 10 takeout containers so your guests can take their Chex Party Mix to-go, and a
  • $20 gift card to purchase recipe ingredients and decorating supplies

The details: “Disclosure: The Chex Party Mix-Change product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark.” It is open to U.S. Residents only. Sorry, No P.O. Boxes. To enter – please leave a comment on this post sharing:


  •  How you would put a fresh spin on the traditional cookie swap at your Chex Party Mix-Change.
  • And/Or share your favorite ways for packaging and sharing Chex Party Mix.


The giveaway will end on Sunday, December 11th at 9PST. The winner will be selected randomly using “And the Winner Is”.   Good Luck!!

And the Winner is – Mami2jcn – Congratulations!!





  1. I would make muddy buddies and have the kids help out. Then I would package them in cellophane bags with ribbons.

  2. I would make more of a trail mix with the Chex. I’ve found Christmas decorated baggies in the past. Those would work!

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