Instant Pot Chex Mix

Listen. Chex Mix is amazing. It’s my toddler’s favorite food after all. So when I was dared that you can’t make Chex Mix in my Instapot /Ninja Foodi/multicooker of choice? Well, you know what happened next. Side note; this is far crispier and quicker than the traditional oven method too; win-win-win. May I present, Instant Pot Chex Mix!

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Instant Pot Chex Mix

Instant Pot/Ninja Foodi Chex Mix Recipe
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Author Jim


  • 9 cups Chex (Whatever blend you prefer)
  • 1 cup Pretzels
  • 1 cup Nuts (I used pistachios)
  • 1 cup Bagel Chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter (vegan butter great here)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (omit if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Heat your device to 250 degrees/“Less” setting. Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds. Once melted, add spices and Worcestershire Sauce to butter, then combine everything else in the instapot. Stir gently but thoroughly.
  • Foodi: Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes*. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Instant Pot: cook on low or less for 30 minutes, stirring halfway*. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.


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*Note: Depending on your blend of cereal, freshness of the nuts/pretzels, etc., a few people have noted that they needed an extra 10 minutes of cook time. If so, like, grab a glass of wine and cook it for another 10 minutes. I believe in you.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 100kcal

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  1. Instant pots dont ‘bake’.

    1. Many, such as the ninja foodi, do.

    2. The ninja foodie does! Can’t wait to make this!

      1. Did it work in your ninja?

        1. Amazingly well!

          1. Mine’s a Gourmia, so I’ll have to figure out how I’d have to modify the cooking part.

  2. I have Instant Pot. So cooking on low…is that low sauté or slow cooker. Did you do yours in Foodi with bake. Just curious if any reviews with actual IP.

    1. That’s low saute!

  3. 5 stars
    Easily the best Chex mix I’ve ever had!

  4. 5 stars
    This is so perfect and flavorful!

  5. I fixed this in the Instant pot on slow cook low for 30 minutes. I stirred it every 10 minutes and kept a glass lid on it. It is great!

    1. Ah so thrilled you liked it!

  6. What size instant pot do you need for this? I have a 6 qt

    1. 6 Qt works great!

  7. Came out perfect and crisp as always!

  8. Heated InstantPot on Saute at Low. Mixed melted butter with spices and Worcestershire. Combine everything, mixed well, added to InstantPot. Cook on low 30 minutes with glass top on InstantPot, stirring every 10 mins. Let cool for 30 minutes. Mix still soggy crispy. Ended up baking the mix to get it crispy.

    1. It was worth a try.

    2. Thanks for the feedback Chris! I added a note that, for various reasons like freshness of ingredients, another few minutes might be desired. Cheers!

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