Queen of Hearts Chex Mix

Quick and easy Chex Mix made with conversation hearts, sprinkles and is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

I decided to make a quick and easy Chex Mix that has lots of conversation hearts and heart sprinkles. This pink Chex Mix is sweet, sticky, and just right for snacking.

This is the perfect thing for Valentine’s Day. It would travel to a party well or would be really cute in some decorated bags.

I love that it makes a bunch and is adorable without taking a lot of time and effort. Plus it’s pink! Really, what’s not to love?

Queen of Hearts Pink Chex Mix from www.blessthismessplease.com

Tips and Tricks for making Queen of Hearts Chex Mix:

  • The red food coloring is optional. It makes it pretty and pink but if that kind of thing isn’t for you just skip it!
  • I added red hot candies to this once and they were great with it.

Queen of Hearts Pink Chex Mix from www.blessthismessplease.com

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Quick and easy Chex Mix made with conversation hearts, sprinkles and is perfect for Valentine's Day.

Queen of Hearts Chex Mix


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 10 cups 1x

Description

Quick and easy Chex Mix made with conversation hearts, sprinkles and is perfect for Valentine’s Day.


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Ingredients

  • 8 cups Chex Cereal (corn or rice or a combo of the two)
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 cups small conversation hearts
  • 2 cups large conversation hearts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup mini sugar heart sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the Chex and conversation hearts together and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Stirring often let the mixture boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, vanilla, and food coloring. Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture in the bowl and stir well until everything is evenly coated. Turn the mixture onto waxed paper and then sprinkle on the heart sprinkles before the coating cools. Let the Chex mix cool completely before enjoying.

Notes

The red food coloring is optional. It makes it pretty and pink but if that kind of thing isn’t for you just skip it!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 19.5g
  • Sodium: 338.6mg
  • Fat: 18.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.4g
  • Protein: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5mg

Keywords: Valentine's Day, Sweet Treat, Chex Mix, Dessert

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Looks so great! I love all the snacks in the group this month

Oh Melissa..I just love anything made with Chex…can’t wait to try this one. 🙂

This is just soooo much fun Melissa!! My kids would l love this. Pinning!

So fun to do a Valentine’s twist on traditional Chex mix! Love the addition of the coconut.

Your Chex mix looks delicious!!

I’ve been craving chex mix. This looks yummy. Also, I saw you at BYBC and meant to talk to you. I didn’t want to interrupt a convo you had going on but I should have cause I ended up leaving early. We met at a slc cookie swap a year or so ago, I still think about those yummy chocolate covered peppermint homemade oreo cookies!

Hope all is well!

Looks yummy!!

Oh my gosh, I am a chex mix fanatic! This is going on my to do list for the week!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.