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Chex Mix Cupcakes

Chex Mix Cupcakes

After creating my margarita Chex Mix, I was excited to combine snack time and dessert time and create Chex Mix cupcakes.  To make Chex Mix cupcakes, use less flour than you normally would in a cupcake recipe and replace the missing flour with ground up Chex Mix (it works really well!).  The result is a cupcake that takes on the flavor of whatever variety of Chex Mix you decide to use.  You can even taste the Chex itself (although, the crunch will be gone).

Chex Mix Cupcakes

Play up the taste of your Chex Mix by using a similarly flavored frosting.  I used my newly created margarita buttercream frosting which I now can’t wait to try on my margarita cupcakes!


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Chex Mix Cupcakes

To make Chex Mix cupcakes, use less flour than you normally would in a cupcake recipe and replace the missing flour with ground up Chex Mix (it works really well!).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chex mix cupcakes, margarita buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cupcakes
Calories 354kcal
Author Stef


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup food-processed Chex Mix any flavor
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk

Margarita Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A handful of Chex Mix for topping cupcakes


Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour, ground Chex Mix, baking soda, baking powder, and butter until fully combined.
  • Mix in egg.
  • Mix in milk, a little at a time.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Margarita Buttercream Frosting Instructions

  • Beat butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in lime zest, tequila, and salt until fully combined.
  • Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Top with Chex Mix just before serving.


If you are not using margarita Chex Mix, add a touch of whatever spices or flavors are in your Chex Mix instead of adding tequila and lime to your frosting.


Nutrition Facts
Chex Mix Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 151mg6%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cupcake Roulette

I periodically run a Facebook event called Cupcake Roulette.  The winner gets paired with me and I develop a recipe or two inspired by something on their site.  The winner of the most recent Cupcake Roulette was Jasey’s Crazy Daisy!  Although she has a ton of fun recipes on her site, I was most excited by her Cinnamon Bun Chex Mix.  It sounds phenomenal!  She inspired me to try my own hand at a homemade Chex Mix recipe and these Chex Mix cupcakes.

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7 comments on “Chex Mix Cupcakes”

  1. Debrasays:

    These look and read VERY yummily!

  2. Amysays:

    What a fun idea!! You’re so creative; it’s always fun to see your new recipes. I’ve wanted to try the Turtle Chex Mix for ages now; I wonder how that would turn out in a cupcake…

  3. Candicesays:

    This looks fantastic! My husband loves Chex, I’ll have to surprise him with this tomorrow!

  4. nessasays:

    This is an amazing idea! Great job!

  5. Anasays:

    By chance, have you tried this with ‘regular’ Chex Mix?

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