Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix Recipe

Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix Recipe

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Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix Snack
Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix

Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix

Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix is a sweet salty Hawaii snack made from cereals and chips, tossed with furikake and a sweet and savory butter-soy sauce syrup. You’ve heard of Chex Mix, but have you heard of Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix? And we strongly suggest a look at an ono Hawaii Favorite Hawaii Furikake Animal Crackers.

What Is Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix?

Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix is similar to regular Chex Mix…but with the addition of furikake. Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix is a very “Hawaii thing.” It’s a sweet and salty, crunchy snack that involves a combination of cereals and chips tossed with a butter-soy sauce syrup and furikake. You bake, then let it cool and start snacking!
It’s easy to make and keeps well, just make sure you store it in an airtight container/bag. The basic recipe calls for at least three whole boxes of cereal (Wheat or Rice Chex, Corn Chex, and Honeycombs), so you will end up with a lot of Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix. Which is why people love sharing this snack.
No one person can finish an entire batch of Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix. You make a batch, set aside some for yourself and then divide the rest to share with family and friends.
There is no single “correct” recipe for Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix. Everyone has their own way of doing it.

Recipe Notes and Tips How flexible is this recipe?

This recipe is very flexible and forgiving. Feel free to change up the Bugles, Fritos, and Pretzels, include more/less of any or skip them entirely.
Other popular ingredients people often add are: peanuts, Cheetos, and Goldfish. Just make sure to keep the three “essentials” which are: 1 box each of the Wheat Chex (or Rice Chex), Corn Chex, and Honeycomb cereal.

Does it have to be Karo Syrup?

The classic Hawaii recipe calls for Karo Syrup, but in an effort to be somewhat healthier, many updated recipes now call for honey or maple syrup instead of Karo Syrup. It’s delicious either way.

What soy sauce brand to use?

We use either Aloha Soy Sauce or Kikkoman Soy Sauce (both the regular and light/low-sodium one works). Aloha and Kikkoman are the two most common soy sauce brands in Hawaii. Aloha taste slightly less salty to me, but we use both interchangeably.

Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix


prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR

total time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

Hawaii Furikake Chex Mix is a fun and easy Hawaii snack that we love to make and share with family and friends.


1 box Wheat Chex

1 box Corn Chex

1 box Honeycomb cereal

1 bag (any size) Fritos

1 bag (any size) Bugles

1 bag (any size and shape) pretzels

1 cup butter

1/2 cup Karo Syrup (or honey)

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 ounces Furikake


Preheat the oven to 250F.

In two large pans, divide the Wheat (or Rice) Chex, Corn Chex, Honeycomb cereal, Bugles, Fritos, and Pretzels, evenly between the two pans. Set aside.

Now make the syrup. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once melted, add in the Karo Syrup (or honey), sugar, vegetable oil, and soy sauce. Stir to mix.

Pour the syrup over the two pans of chex mix, make sure to divide the syrup equally between the two pans.

Using two big spoons/spatulas, toss the chex mix until all the pieces are evenly coated with the syrup. Then pour in Furikake, split between the two pans. Stir until the furikake is mixed evenly.

Bake at 250F for 1 hour. Take the pan out every 15 minutes to toss/mix to make sure it cooks evenly.

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