Holiday Chex Mix :: The Perfect Savory Treat

I grew up in a house that was always decorated for the current holiday. We celebrated them all.

My mom is a holiday hype girl.

When I had my first baby in 2015, I suddenly felt this urge to cultivate family traditions for my own nuclear family.

So I did. For our first Christmas as parents, I was less than 2 months postpartum and still in rough shape, but I let my holiday light shine.

I stumbled across this blog post for Christmas Eve Chex Mix on Pinterest one night while nursing and I was sold. The blog post instantly transported me to the kitchen where the Chex mix is being prepared and the smells filled my mind. I am surrounded by sweets lovers; I am all about the salty.

I remembered my sweet Grandmama making Chex Mix when I was little. You know, the heavily nut-filled Chex mix that you find at holiday parties?

So Holiday Chex Mix became a thing. I usually make it around Thanksgiving in a giant batch. We eat some around that holiday and freeze it for Christmas parties and family celebrations.

Last year my kids really enjoyed it and look forward to making it again this year. I have changed up the original blog post recipe linked above, and we add in a few things every year. I added Cheerios this year.  Just be careful if you add anything that is really flavored. One year we added spicy Cheese-Its. The whole batch tasted like them!

I hope you enjoy!



Rebecca Autin
Rebecca is an attorney by day and a toddler wrangler by night. She is a product of divorced parents and grew up in both Thibodaux and Franklin, Louisiana. Rebecca attended Loyola University of New Orleans and Southern University Law Center. Rebecca married her high school bestie in 2012. Quinton and Rebecca went through months of infertility before giving birth to Maxwell Lincoln in 2015. In 2016, they were surprised by a baby boy due in June 2017. But, in February 2017, they suffered with incompetent cervix and delivered sweet Theodore Paul too soon. In October 2018, after an incredibly difficult pregnancy, a cerclage, and a whole bunch of bedrest, Fitzgerald Joseph was born -- a happy, healthy, and perfect rainbow. If you can't find Rebecca, you can summon her with pot of freshly brewed coffee or look for her in Target or behind the kitchen island where she is hiding from her kids with a very generous pour of red.