Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix #ChexRedCarpet

The countdown is on!

The Oscars will be airing on Monday, March 2nd and I know a lot of people who are getting excited for the big night.  From small get-togethers to fancy parties, there will be lots of food and drinks involved.  That’s why I made this Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix – a little snack to eat while we watch who gets to walk up those stairs and receive the iconic Oscar!

Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix | A Sweet Baker

I must admit, one of my favorite parts of the Oscars is the red carpet.  I love watching everyone arrive in their fancy dresses and handsome outfits and checking out who came with who.  It’s not everyday that I get all caught up in the Hollywood scene but it is nice to see the actors outside of their roles on the big screen.

Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix | A Sweet Baker

Since we’ve had kids there hasn’t been a lot of time to watch all the newest movies that come out but if it’s a kids movie I’m sure I’ve seen all the nominees!  I’m also sure my kids will love this Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix because it full of sweet and salty goodness. This snack can also be gluten free if you omit the pretzels because Chex cereals are gluten free.

Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix | A Sweet Baker

There are so many great recipes that you can make with Chex cereals and you can find all of them at the Life Made Delicious website.  There you’ll find Hollywood inspired recipes and they even have a Red Carpet Chex Mix!  Perfect for the Oscars!

Chocolate Cherry Chex Mix #ChexRedCarpet

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

A delicious sweet and salty snack filled with Chex cereal, cherries, chocolate and pecans!


  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 4 cups Honey Corn Chex
  • 4 cups stick pretzels
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup red chocolate wafers
  • Sea salt


Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Spread cereal, pretzels, dried cherries, and pecans evenly between the 2 baking sheets.
Place chocolate chips in a resealable plastic bag and microwave for 20-30 seconds or until chocolate chips are melted. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and drizzle over the entire mixture.
Repeat the above step for the red chocolate wafers.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
Place both baking sheets in the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
Remove from refrigerator and store in an airtight container.


Total time includes refrigeration time.

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  1. My favourite part of the Oscars is the fancy clothes and seeing clips of all the movies.

  2. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    The outfits. I love the outfits and all the hairstyles and the glamour!!

  3. Love the glam and glitz of the whole show.

  4. all the glitz and glamour surrounding it

  5. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love looking at all the worst & best-dressed actresses/actors, All the glitter, & glam is fabulous!!

  6. nicolthepickle says:

    I really like the dresses. It’s so pretty and sparkly.

  7. My fav part is the dresses, hair and makeup

  8. the dresses

  9. This chocolate cherry snack mix looks great Liz! Love these easy snack mixes – my son loves chex so he would love this version too! Can’t wait for the Oscars too – love seeing all the pretty outfits :)

  10. Sunshine G says:

    I know that this is odd, but I love the animated movie category! (And that’s the one I’ve usually seen out of all of them!).

  11. Oh yeah, can’t go wrong with Chex Mix, such a classic snack – and the flavors of this one, totally perfect! Nothing better than the combo of chocolate + cherries.

  12. Wow this looks fabulous :)

  13. I only watch to see what everyone is wearing and how they look, so that is my favourite part :)

  14. The glamorous dresses

  15. I like seeing what everyone is going to wear.

  16. I enjoy the surprise winners that people arent expecting. Doesnt happen often but when it does i like it.

  17. I love the red carpet, seeing the dresses and shoes ad hair

  18. I like watching the fashion trends as well as hair and make-up at the Oscars.

  19. mine would be to see what the celebs are wearing, hair and make up .

  20. My favourite part of the Oscars is getting together with friends to watch it on tv with lots of tasty munchies.

  21. Watching the red carpet and snacking!

  22. the lovely dresses and makeup looks!

  23. the beautiful dresses

  24. I love to see what they are wearing.

  25. Looking at the dresses (Suzi)

  26. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like to see what they wear, and love the snacks

  27. Oh, what a great idea for chex mix! Love the chocolate cherry combination!

  28. kelly young says:

    love to see what everyone is wearing

  29. I’m terrible and always forget to watch the Oscars, BUT I could totally munch on this fabulous snack mix while binge watching House of Cards! :D

  30. I love to see the gorgeous (and not so gorgeous, haha) dresses on the redcarpet!

  31. My favourite part is the host!

  32. michelle tremblett says:

    I love the red carpet walk, such beautiful dresses, I also love the host, always so funny :)

  33. My favorite part of the Oscars is watching with a friend and picking out the best dress and the worst dress of the night. Most of them are dressed so beautifully but there always has to be a few who dress for the shock value or to make a statement.

  34. I love the Red Carpet!

  35. I love seeing the dresses everyone is wearing.

  36. Holly Messana says:

    My favorite part is the comedy portions from the hosts.

  37. Seeing the dresses

  38. Belinda McNabb says:

    I love seeing the beautiful dresses the women wear

  39. Lori Bazan says:

    I love the Oscars and we have a party night with family! From Fashion to the speeches its always an entertaining night!

  40. I don’t watch the oscars actually. I rarely watch TV so I save the few hours that I do watch TV a month for shows I really enjoy :)

  41. I love seeing the gorgeous dresses and hairstyles :)

  42. The intro by the host(s).

  43. Love the red carpet fashion.

  44. The fashion and the live performances for Best Song.

  45. My favourite part of the Oscars is the red carpet. I love to see all the beautiful dresses

  46. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like predicting the winners, the performances, the humor, the fashion.

  47. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    I like watching for the surprises.

  48. Angie Smith says:

    checking out the beautiful dresses is my favorite part!!

  49. My favourite part is the Red Carpet and seeing all the dresses!

  50. My favourite part is the fashion and the fashion police shows afterwards!

  51. I like watching who the winners are and the speeches.

  52. Jen Conlin says:

    The Red Carpet fashions and Ellen as hostess

  53. Nancy Giese says:

    I love watching the Red Carpet, but I enjoy the whole thing, including the sketches

  54. Janie N @copperjane says:

    The glamour of it all. The bling and the surprise speeches that go wrong

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