If you love when salty and sweet come together, you will love this Payday Chex Mix! This snack takes just 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make and tastes just like the candy bar.

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Reasons why you need this recipe for Payday Chex Mix:

It’s an easy dessert recipe that takes about 5 minutes to make.

It’s a quick snack idea that satisfies both salty and sweet lovers.

It’s no bake, which means it’s perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

It tastes like a Payday candy bar.

Did I mention it takes just 5 minutes to make?

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I love salty and sweet treats. The only problem is they’re really addicting. You know how when you eat something salty, you then need something sweet to balance out the salt you just ate? Then after your sweet treat, you’re left wanting something with salt again? It’s a vicious cycle ;)

That doesn’t ever happen with this Payday Chex Mix. It not only covers the salt and the sweet, but it has the perfect balance of textures too! Crispy chex cereal, gooey chewy caramel, and salty crunchy peanuts.

You just can’t go wrong here, kids!

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Payday Chex Mix


  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 14oz caramel ((I used the Kraft caramels))
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 cup salted peanuts


Step 1
In a large bowl melt the caramels and milk in the microwave. Stir after 1 minute and again every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Add chex and peanuts to the caramel and quickly yet carefully stir until well coated. Pour onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or silicon baking mat and let it set up. Store in a closed container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

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  1. says

    I think we will be making this for Father’s Day. My fiancee loves Pay Days and Chex Mix. Plus it shouldn’t be to hard for a preschooler to include in the making! Thank you for sharing. Now following you on bloglovin’

  2. susanna says

    This looks really good! One question… does it really only keep for two days? Why, does it get soggy? Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks, Susanna! After about 2 days the Chex start to soften. It still tastes good, but the texture changes. It tastes best the first two days, in my opinion. Hope you enjoy!

  3. Danielle Gardner says

    This was a huge hit at my foot party yesterday! So simple and easy to make. Had to give the recipe to several people. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely make it again!

  4. cindy3539 says

    The taste was good, but mine never got “unsticky” and was a bit of a mess to eat. Is that how the recipe is supposed to be?


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