Make crunchy, healthy Vegan Chex Mix with your favorite snack foods for a twist on a nostalgic party food with health benefits!

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Who doesn’t love Chex Mix? It’s salty, crunchy, and everyone has a favorite item. But sadly, what makes it taste so good also makes Chex Mix not the healthiest option. It’s full of refined grains, sugar, and tons of sodium. That’s why I love to make my own healthy Chex mix that’s just as addicting, without the ultra-processed stuff. Plus, my version is fully vegan and gluten-free.

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Ingredients for Homemade Gluten-Free Chex Mix

Here’s what you need to make your own vegan Chex Mix:

  • Rice Chex. You can use unflavored Rice Chex, or any crunchy gluten-free cereal you like.
  • Pretzels. Use your favorite miniature gluten-free pretzels.
  • Popcorn. I use vegan cheese-flavored popcorn, but any kind you like will work.
  • Cheese snacks. These add major savory flavor. I like the nacho cheese-flavored Sun Poppers.
  • Peanuts. you can use regular unsalted, unroasted nuts because you’ll be roasting them yourself!
  • Spices. Season your peanuts with smoked paprika and garlic powder to amp up the flavor.

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Ingredient Swaps

If you don’t have all of these ingredients on hand, here are some swaps to make your own Chex Mix:

  • You can use almonds, cashews, or pumpkin seeds instead of peanuts. The pumpkin seeds make a great nut-free swap.
  • Use any kind of cereal you like. I don’t recommend anything that’s too sweet, though.
  • Swap out pretzels for gluten-free croutons.
  • Use any sturdy chip, such as tortilla or pita chips.
  • You can also make your own flavored popcorn using this recipe for Miso Butter Furikake Popcorn (vegan, gluten free)
  • Or, try making Popped Sorghum.
  • Also, if you’re short on time, you can always buy pre-seasoned roasted nuts instead of making your own peanuts.

Storage Suggestions

Store leftover party mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

More Healthy Snack Recipes

If you make this gluten-free and vegan homemade Chex Mix, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

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Healthy Vegan Chex Mix (gluten free)

  • Author: Remy Park
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This is the best party mix made with gluten-free pretzels, cheesy snacks, popcorn, and pan-roasted peanuts.


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Pan Toasted Peanuts

  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 2 tsp neutral oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. In a large bowl, add all of your ingredients except for the peanut ingredients.
  2. Heat a pan over medium high heat and add the oil to the pan.
  3. Next add the peanuts and all of the spices and shake the pan to toss to coat. Cook for 5-6 minutes, shaking continuously, until the peanuts are golden brown or toasted to your liking. Let cool.
  4. Add the peanuts to the bowl and mix all ingredients with a spoon or with your hands.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: snacks

Keywords: chex mix, healthy chex mic, homemade chex mix, vegan chex mix, gluten free chex mix, vegan snack mix


Filed under: Eat, Gluten Free, Snacks

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BY Remy Park • September 16, 2022

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