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Crispy sweet and salty furikake chex mix is a favorite Hawaiian snack. Simple recipe and the ability to customize it to make it your own makes this recipe one you’ve got to try.

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You can never go wrong with sweet and salty right. And let me tell you this little treat here is not an exception.

Growing up in Hawai’i we always put out little twists on things. Take one culture and meld it with another. And for this one think East meets West. Japanese mixed with American.

Eastern flavors of umami tossed over a good old Western classic to make a party mix that you just can’t stop eating. No judgement here if you eat a whole bowl by yourself.

hand holding furikake chex mix

What’s all the fuss about? Furikake Chex mix. Such a simple, toss together type of snack mix, you just can’t help making it over and over again.

What you’ll need to make this furikake chex mix happen

For the party mix

  • Corn Chex
  • Rice Chex
  • Wheat Chex
  • Bugles
  • Pretzels
  • Honey roasted peanuts

For the glaze

  • Unsalted butter: Be sure to get the unsalted variety as salted may make this recipe just a tad bit too salty.   
  • Granulated sugar: Just a little bit of sweet to pull the whole sweet and salty mix together.    
  • Light corn syrup: This will help give the mix its characteristic crunch and sheen as well as a little sweet.                   
  • Vegetable oil: You can swap this out the the variety of your choice.
  • Shoyu: A Japanese style soy sauce that can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores. This packs the umami flavor.
  • Furikake: A Japanese dried seaweed blend. I like to use nori komi furikake variety, but you are welcome to swap it with the variety of your choice. It goes well on furikake salmon, SPAM katsu musubi, sushi bake, and SPAM musubis
furikake chex mix ingredients

The best thing about this recipe is you can customize it to your liking. Leave out what you don’t like, add a little more of the things you do, or swap it up for completely different things. Things like

  • Goldfish
  • Honeycomb cereal
  • Fritos

Needless to say, this will make you a large batch and in Hawai’i fashion you’ll have lots to share with family and friends.

If you love furikake Chex mix, then you have to try furikake animal crackers.

furikake chex mix sauce ingredients

Tips for great furikake Chex mix

  • Be sure to toss every 15 minutes while baking to allow complete drying and the ultimate crisp.
  • Give it one last stir when you are finished baking to prevent it from sticking to your baking sheet.
  • Allow to cool completely before enjoying and storing.

My furikake Chex mix is still wet after I bake it, what do I do?

 Depending on your oven and humidity, the bake time may be a little more. If glaze is still wet, return to the oven for another 15-30 minutes, tossing halfway through.

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How to store?

Place in a zip top bag or airtight container at room temperature. Be sure to allow mixture to cool before storing. If you store it while it is still warm, the heat will cause water condensation and make your Chex mix soggy.

How long does it last?

Although this recipe makes a large batch, don’t be surprised if you take it to a party and it’s all gone. If by some chance you have leftovers, these will keep for a week or two in an airtight container.

furikake chex mix

How to make furikake Chex mix?

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F.
  2. For the Chex Mix: Spread corn Chex, rice Chex, wheat Chex, Bugles, pretzels, and peanuts evenly between two large pans and set aside.
  3. For the glaze: To a small pot over medium high heat add butter. Continue stirring until melted, being careful not to burn the butter.
  4. Then add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  5. Next add corn syrup, vegetable oil, and shoyu. Mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the sauce mixture evenly over the Chex mix and stir until evenly coated.
  7. Sprinkle the furikake over the Chex mix and stir until evenly coated.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Once done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. ENJOY!
furikake chex mix on a baking sheet

Furikake Chex Mix

Yield: 14 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Crispy sweet and salty furikake Chex mix is a favorite Hawaiian snack. Simple recipe and the ability to customize it to make it your own makes this recipe one you’ve got to try.

Ingredients

For the Chex Mix

  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups Bugles
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 1/2 cup furikake

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F.
  2. For the Chex Mix: Spread corn Chex, rice Chex, wheat Chex, Bugles, pretzels, and peanuts evenly between two large pans and set aside.
  3. For the glaze: To a small pot over medium high heat add butter. Continue stirring until melted, being careful not to burn the butter.
  4. Then add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  5. Next add corn syrup, vegetable oil, and shoyu. Mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the sauce mixture evenly over the Chex mix and stir until evenly coated.
  7. Sprinkle the furikake over the Chex mix and stir until evenly coated.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Once done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. ENJOY!

Notes

*Swap out any of the Chex mix ingredients to the ones you prefer. Add a little more or less of each if you want.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

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By on June 10th, 2021

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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