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If you love love garlic bread AND Chex Mix, then this recipe is perfect for you. With garlic, parmesan and basil it’s a delicious was to satisfy that garlic bread craving, without all the calorie laden bread and butter!

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Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a nice big slice of garlic bread with a spaghetti dinner. But let’s face it, it’s not exactly a healthy snack. Cut to this Garlic Bread Chex Mix. It’s full of crunch from the Chex cereal and pretzels, and it’s coated in a buttery, garlicky, Parmesan-y mix that adds a delicious, intense flavor.

I was grocery shopping at my local Vons the other day, and as I shopped I was trying to come up with snack ideas for my kids. I was getting a serious craving for garlic bread as I passed the bakery on the way to the cereal aisle. I saw the General Mills ™ Chex Cereal and immediately this idea for Garlic Bread Chex Mix popped into my head. I grabbed a couple boxes of cereal and headed home to whip up this delicious snack mix.

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I’m always looking for a quick snack idea that will satisfy my picky kids. This Chex Mix recipe couldn’t be easier. The cereal and pretzels are coated with a mixture of melted butter, dried basil, dried parsley, granulated garlic and Parmesan cheese.

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Then it’s baked in the oven for about 10 minutes to seal in all the flavor. That’s it – takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, and it’s a great snack to have for your hungry kiddos when they get home from school.

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Next time you’re out shopping, grab some Chex cereal and make yourself some of the Garlic Bread Chex Mix. Then try not to eat it all before your kids get home. I dare you.

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Chex mix on a sheet pan

Garlic Bread Chex Mix

If you love love garlic bread AND Chex Mix, then this recipe is perfect for you. With garlic, parmesan and basil it’s a delicious was to satisfy that garlic bread craving, without all the calorie laden bread and butter!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups


  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2/3 cup parmesan
  • 3 cups chex
  • 3 cups corn chex
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine cereal and pretzels. Set aside.
  • Stir basil, parsley and garlic together with the melted butter and olive oil. Pour over the cereal mix and stir with a spatula until evenly coated. Stir in Parmesan Cheese.
  • Spread mix on an un-greased cookie sheet with sides. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet before serving. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks.


Add another shake of Parmesan to your individual serving!
Keyword chex mix, garlic bread chex mix, garlic chex mix


Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 808mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 619IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Adapted from Look What Mom Did.

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Garlic Bread Chex Mix - A delicious snack made with Chex cereal, Garlic, Basil and Parmesan

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Elaine says:

    Hello, what are we supposed to do with the olive oil? Does it get mixed in with the butter or do we use it to grease the pan?

    1. Kristin says:

      Yes it is mixed with the butter. Sorry it was left out – I updated the recipe.

  2. Tally says:

    Oh yum!!!

  3. Megan says:

    I could snack on this all day long!

  4. Amy Stafford says:

    Love this idea. The perfect flavored party snack.

  5. Tonia from TheGunnySack says:

    What a brilliant idea! My kids love all things garlic!