Jul 19, 2012 - Printables, Recipe Book, Travel    13 Comments

Road Trip Chex Mix

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

I have very specific things I like to take with me on trips.  One must have is my Road Trip Chex Mix.  It is full of everything yummy, chocolate, peanut butter, coconut and sugar!  I took the original recipe from the Chex box itself, but have modified it a bit.  This is a great recipe for all of you moms of Gluten intolerant kids since it is Gluten free!

Alright, here are all of the ingredients necessary to make this delectable little treat.


8 cups Chocolate Chex (1 box)

1/2 medium bag M&Ms

1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup chunky peanut butter

16 sandwich Ziploc bags


Road Trip Chex Mix with Chocolate & Coconut

In a large bowl, mix Chocolate Chex, M&ms, and coconut together.  Set aside.

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

In a medium sauce pan, heat corn syrup and sugar until barely bubbling.  (I like to spray the measuring cup with cooking spray so the corn syrup comes out easier)

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

Measure and add peanut butter.  Stir until it is all dissolved.  If it isn’t dissolving quickly, just turn the heat on low until it is all incorporated.

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

Pour syrup mixture over dry Chex mixture.  Stir and coat the entire mix with the syrup.  Let it cool till warm in the bowl (this is the time to take a spoon full or two to “try it out”, and oh how yummy it is)

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

 Spoon individual serving into Ziploc bags.  (These are enough bags for a double batch, I open them and turn down the sides for easier spooning.  Then fill 1/3 of the way with Chex Mix.  Zip up.  Then I put all of them into larger gallon Ziplock bags for easy transport for trips)

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

This is a must make snack for road trips, camping, trips to the beach or lake.  I can never make enough of this stuff to satisfy my kids, husband, family or friends.  Don’t be afraid to double the recipe, it stays fresh in the Ziplocs longer than you think.


Click HERE for the Road Trip Chex Mix Printable Recipe

Road Trip Chocolate & Coconut Chex Mix

Click the link below for the full Road Trip Pack List:

Complete Pack List for a road trip, camping, or vacation

Click the link below for more great things with coconut:


  • That looks divine! Yum!

  • Oh, that looks so delicious. When I would travel with my kids, especially my daughter, this is just the type of treat we would both take with us. Yum.

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  • Hi,
    I really like is idea, however, I am allergic to gluten and corn so I can’t use corn syrup! Any other suggestions?

    • Oh snap Lauren! I wonder if you could try honey or heat sugar and water till it turns into a syrup. I can’t imagine having to alter every recipe! Good luck.

  • Do you have any peanut butter substitute recommendations. I have a son who doesn’t like peanut butter and can smell it a mile away. He’d love this otherwise.

    • Stephanie, Oh no, someone doesn’t like peanut butter? I don’t have any suggestions, BUT, it doesn’t taste overly peanut-y. You might make a half batch and don’t tell him it’s in there, assuming he’s not allergic :)

  • Just made this for an upcoming road trip, I used 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of corn syrup and it turned out great. Thanks for the fun recipe!

  • Ok, I printed this. Heaven help us I might make a double batch without a planned trip in sight.

  • I think I will try making this with a cookie butter instead of peanut butter. My son has a gluten allergy and a peanut allergy. He has several other allergies (Walnuts, Hazelnuts, wheat, sesame allergy, etc..) Thank you for the recipe!!

  • looking good

  • nice post

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