Chex Mix 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!).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex mix cupcakes, margarita buttercream
Servings: 8 cupcakes
Calories: 354kcal


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.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.6mg