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Air Fryer Chex Mix

by Karly

Our AIR FRYER CHEX MIX is the perfect party snack! This recipe tastes just like the classic homemade Chex Mix, but it’s made in minutes in the air fryer!

Chex mix piled up inside an air fryer basket.

Chex mix has been around for over 50 years, and it’s always been a favorite snack!

Perfect for parties or just munching on while you watch a movie at home. Our air fryer Chex Mix reminds me of childhood with the mix of textures and bold savory flavors – just like my mom used to make every Christmas!

Traditionally, Chex Mix is made in the oven or microwave, but you know us…we air fry everything because it’s usually faster and it almost always tastes better! This is no exception.

Ready in just 10 minutes, so you can be snacking in no time!

Ingredient Notes:

Chex mix ingredients spread out on a countertop.

Cereal – We’re using Corn, Rice, and Wheat Chex, but feel free to mix and match with your favorites.

Mix-Ins – We’re adding peanuts and mini pretzels to our air fryer chex mix. Bagel chips also make a great addition.

Seasoning – We’re keeping it classic with butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt.

How to make:

Combine– Grab a large mixing bowl and put in your cereal, pretzels and peanuts. Give it a stir combine.

Season – Stir together the melted butter, Worcestershire, and spices and drizzle that over the cereal mixture. Stir to coat.

Close up of a spoonful of Chex mix.

Air Fry – Add this cereal to your air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. You will want to shake the basket halfway through cooking to keep the cereals evenly cooking.

An air fryer basket with Chex mix being removed from the air fryer.


Where did Chex mix originate?

Chex used to be made by a man named Purina. The same Purina company he started is now commonly associated with dog food. In the 1950’s he was making cereal. A wife of one of his executives made a seasoned mix of his cereals and served them at a party and it was loved. From there it grew and grew in popularity and eventually General Mills started making and packaging it themselves in the late 1980’s.

How many variations of Chex mix are there?

Officially, General Mills offers 13 types of Chex mix. However, if you make it yourself there are thousands of options! Feel free to get creative!

Overhead view of Chex mix in an air fryer basket.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

No Chex? Try using Crispix cereal instead.

Cheerios also make a fun addition to the Chex, if you want even more cereal.

Always find yourself picking around the wheat Chex? Just leave them out and double the corn or rice Chex to make up for it.

More air fryer snacks:

Close up of cooked chex mix in an air fryer basket.

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Overhead view of a bowl of Chex mix.

Air Fryer Chex Mix

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This air fryer Chex Mix tastes just like the classic version, but it's made in about 10 minutes in the air fryer. So simple and perfect for munching on!


  • 1 cup Corn Chex
  • 1 cup Rice Chex
  • 1 cup Wheat Chex
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Add the cereal, pretzels, and peanuts to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together the butter, Worcestershire, seasoned salt, and garlic powder in a small bowl until well combined.
  3. Drizzle the butter mixture over the cereal and stir well to coat.
  4. Pour the cereal into the basket of your air fryer and cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  5. Let cool completely before serving.


If you want Rye chips or bagel chips in your party mix add 1/2 cup to this recipe.

Feel free to swap out the different varieties of Chex Mix to suit your tastes. Just use 3 cups of the cereal total.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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