Today we are making this incredible Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Vegan Chex Mix! This snack mix is so delicious it magically disappears whenever I make it! I can’t think of a better recipe to share with Super Bowl Sunday coming up. And this year, it’s Super Bowl LIV (Super Bowl Liv… hahaha) so I feel like if I am going to share Super Bowl-friendly recipes this is my year to do it.
You may spot some similarities between this recipe and my Savoury Herb & Garlic Snack Mix. That’s because the base ingredients are the same! I did this on purpose, you see. I love to buy all the same ingredients and then just split it between two pans—one sweet and one savoury. That way everyone is happy! I’m definitely a sweets person whereas Greg is all about the salty snacks so it works for us.
The idea is the same: combine all the yummy snack mix ingredients in a bowl—I use shreddies (the little shredded wheat squares), pretzels, corn nuts (we didn’t use any real nuts- they’re a bit heavy for this), and sesame strips, all from Bulk Barn. But feel free to get creative! You could add in cinnamon toast crunch, cocoa pops, granola clusters, actual chex cereal or even chocolate chips (after the mix has cooled!)
Then, coat in melted butter and then toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for a few minutes until golden, then set aside to cool completely before serving. It really couldn’t be easier, but is SO delicious!
Why You’ll Love this Vegan Chex Mix Recipe
- Perfect sweet and crunchy treat. Whenever you’re feeling a sweet craving or just having a snacky moment, reach for a handful of this cinnamon snickerdoodle vegan chex mix. It’s sweet, crunchy and totally delicious.
- Great for movie night. Serve this vegan snack mix at your next movie night or put a big bowl out at your next party. Perfect for watching the big game! Everyone will love this sweet snack.
- Super portable. This crunchy sweet snack is easily transported in little reusable bags or containers so you can take it just about anywhere! It does not need to be refrigerated and will last 5 days). Road trips, school or work lunches, picnics, hiking, to the beach, wherever!
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
- Pretzels: I like to use mini pretzels, since they’re a similar size to the other ingredients in this recipe. Those little pretzel sticks will also work well.
- Shreddies: If you don’t recognize the name, you’ve probably already seen these in store bought snack mixes. They’re little brown woven squares popular in Canada and the UK. But you can often find them in the United States. Other good options include chex cereal or other unsweetened cereals.
- Corn nuts: Actual nuts are a little heavy for this recipe (but feel free to use them if you want!), but corn nuts are perfect. They’re made from toasted corn kernels and they’re delicious.
- Sesame strips: These add some lovely sesame flavour to this vegan chex mix! You can usually find sesame strips in the nut or snack section of your grocery store, although you can often find them in bulk sections as well.
- Vegan butter: Any vegan butter will work for this recipe. You can also use coconut oil if you can’t find vegan butter.
- Cane sugar: In some countries (like the United States), conventional cane sugar may not be vegan (but organic usually is).
- Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon gives us that snickerdoodle flavour! If you prefer chocolate, you could substitute unsweetened cocoa powder.
How to Make Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Vegan Chex Mix
- Prepare the oven and a pan. Preheat the oven to 325 F (160 C). Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the snack mix elements. In a mixing bowl, combine pretzels, shreddies, corn nuts and sesame strips.
- Make the topping. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar until combined.
- Coat the mix. Pour melted butter over the snack mix, then stir gently to coat. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar overtop and toss gently to coat.
- Bake. Spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway thoroughly until golden and fragrant.
- Cool and store. Let cool completely on the pan before adding to a serving bowl. Store leftover vegan chex mix in an airtight container for up to 5 days (if you even have any left over!). Enjoy!
Ideas for Serving
This cinnamon snickerdoodle vegan chex mix is just begging to be served at a party! You could fill a whole table with fun vegan snacks. You just have to serve this alongside my savoury herb & garlic snack mix.
Check out this list of vegan game day snacks for more!
How to Store
Let cool completely on the pan before storing. You can place leftover vegan chex mix in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Is it cheaper to buy chex mix or make your own?
It’s cheaper to make your own, as store bought Chex Mix can be expensive. Additionally, most of their flavours aren’t vegan, and you won’t find my delicious cinnamon snickerdoodle vegan chex mix in any store!
Can I make vegan chex mix gluten-free?
Yes, just make sure all of your add-ins (pretzels, cereal, etc.) are certified gluten-free and you’re good to go!
Is chex mix healthy?
It’s not the worst snack out there, but there is a little oil and sugar. You can definitely use healthier add-ins, too. Try swapping the corn nuts for actual nuts for a little bit more healthy fats and protein!
What if I don’t like cinnamon?
Swap it for cocoa powder for a chocolate vegan chex mix!
Can you freeze chex mix?
I’ve never personally tried it, but I’ve read online that you can! Make sure it’s cool before adding it to a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to thaw, spread it out on some parchment paper so the water evaporates as it defrosts which will help keep your chex mix crispy.
Similar Vegan Snack Recipes to Try Next
- Savoury Herb & Garlic Snack Mix
- Air Fryer Spicy Cajun Parmesan Fries
- Baked Cheesy Garlic Fingers with Beer Pizza Dough
- The Best Vegan Queso (Chipotle Copycat Queso Blanco)
- No Bake Nougat Protein Bites Recipe (Vegan and Healthy)
- Oven-Baked Tofu Bites with Bang Bang Sauce