This Buddy the Elf holiday Chex Mix recipe is loaded with all kinds of sweet treats, cereal, and crunchy goodies. And of course, maple syrup – just the way Buddy would like it!
Okay, I’m just going to get this out of the way…this little holiday Chex Mix? Totally over the top and ridiculous.
Like, so over the top, totally fun, ridiculously crazy, and perfect for your next holiday party or Christmas movie marathon.
Pretty sure Buddy the Elf gives this one his seal of approval.
Loaded with Chex, Cheerios, and cinnamon toast crunch, this one is perfect for using up some of those boxes of cereal. We’re also mixing in caramel corn and animal crackers. And white chocolate and, OF COURSE, maple syrup.
I’m obsessed with this fun Chex Mix!
We just made Christmas Rice Krispies Treats too…why is cereal so FUN??
Cereal – This holiday Chex mix recipe starts with lots of Rice Chex and then plenty of Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! You can really mix this up with whatever cereal you have on hand though!
Mix-Ins – Get ready to empty your pantry right into this fun snack…you’ll need chow mein noodles, mini pretzels, caramel corn, and animal crackers!
Holiday Candies – In addition to the sweets above you’ll add in some red and green mini M&M candies, red and green sprinkles, red and green Dots, and mini marshmallows! This will add the perfect festive Christmas look to this Buddy the Elf Chex Mix recipe.
Coating – We’re coating things in powdered sugar, white chocolate, and maple syrup.
What We Love About This Recipe!
Chex Mix is always popular at any family gathering, and this sweet holiday Chex Mix is perfect for Christmas! This is over the top and super fun, which the kids all love! This recipe makes a lot so use the biggest mixing bowl you can find. It’ll still all get eaten too!
How to Make:
Cereal: First up in this holiday Chex Mix recipe you’ll mix together the cereals in a large mixing bowl (extra large, this recipe makes a LOT!) along with the animal crackers. Toss those together until they are mixed.
Syrup: Now you can start drizzling the maple syrup over the cereal and animal cracker mix. Try to do it evenly and then give it a good toss to make sure as much of the mix is coated in the syrup as possible.
It’s important to toss the cereal with the syrup before moving on to the next step with the almond bark. The almond bark will get funky if you try combining it with the maple syrup.
Almond Bark: You will need to melt the almond bark first. The microwave is the quickest and easiest method, so grab a microwave safe bowl and start melting it in 20 second intervals, stirring each time, to be sure it doesn’t burn.
When melted pour it over the holiday Chex Mix and give it a good stir.
Now start sprinkling on the powdered sugar! It’s going to start sticking to the syrup and almond bark so be sure to give the bowl another good toss while adding the sugar to make sure the mix gets fully coated.
Mix-Ins: Now you can start adding all that other great stuff like the pretzels, chow mein noodles, and caramel corn.
And of course don’t forget to add the Christmas themed goodies like red and green M&Ms, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows! Assuming there is any room left in the bowl you can add all the other goodies you want!
Gifting Chex Mix:
This sweet Chex Mix makes the perfect Christmas gift!
Package your Chex Mix up in a cute jar, seal the lid, and pass out to friends and family.
Check Etsy for some cute gift tags to tie around your jars.
I suggest storing in a sealed container such as mason jars, sealable plastic containers or gallon size Ziplock bags at room temperature up to 5 days.
Any kind will work! The mini pretzels are probably best just because you are already going to be adding so much other stuff.
Definitely! The best thing about Chex Mix is that you can add so many different things to it. And the best thing about this sweet holiday Chex Mix is that there are lots and lots of different sweet treats that can be mixed in. Use your favorite candies, sprinkles, and crunchy snacks to make this how you’d like.
MORE CHRISTMAS TREATS!
- Christmas Crack
- Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Spiked Eggnog
- White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn
- Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
- Christmas Crunch Bars
- Snickerdoodles without Cream of Tartar
Buddy the Elf Chex Mix
- 3 cups Rice Chex
- 1 ½ cups Cheerios
- 1 ½ cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- 1 cup animal crackers
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 ounces white almond bark
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ cups caramel corn
- 1 cup mini pretzels
- ½ cup chow mein noodles
- Red and green sprinkles red and green Dots, mini red and green m&m’s, and mini marshmallows for mixing in
- In an extra-large mixing bowl mix together Rice Chex cereal, Cheerio’s, Cinnamon Crunch cereal, and animal crackers.
- Drizzle maple syrup over cereal mix and toss, making sure everything is coated evenly.
- Place almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in 20 second intervals on low heat, stirring each time until almond bark has completely melted.
- Pour melted almond bark over cereal mixture and stir. Add powdered sugar and toss making sure all cereal is coated.
- Next, add in caramel corn, Chow mein noodles, and pretzels. Give the mixture a gentle toss.
- Add any extra mix-ins as desired.
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