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Christmas Chex Mix

This sweet Chex Mix is all dressed up for Christmas with white chocolate, powdered sugar, and holiday candy. This stores nicely in the freezer and is perfect to set out for guests to munch on or to give as gifts.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, easy snack recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cup mini pretzels
  • 4 ounces almond bark
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday M&M’s
  • 1 tablespoon holiday sprinkles
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermint candies or chips optional

Instructions

  • Place the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and heat on low for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate has melted fully.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate over cereal and stir to coat.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment and pour the coated cereal over the parchment. Spread it out into an even layer and let cool until the chocolate has hardened, about 1 hour.
  • While the chex and chocolate mixture is cooling, spread your mini pretzels on a large tray or cookie sheet.
  • Add the almond bark to a mcirowave safe bowl and heat on low for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate has melted fully.
  • Drizzle over the pretzels. Sprinkle immediately with holiday sprinkles. Set aside to cool and harden.
  • Once the cereal has cooled and harded, break apart into small pieces, and place the mixture into a large resealable bag. Add powdered sugar to the bag and shake gently until the mixture is coated.
  • Add cereal to a large bowl and mix in the drizzled mini pretzels, holiday m&m’s, and crushed peppermints. Stir to combine.
  • Package in air-tight containers to deliver for holiday gifts or serve immediately.

Notes

You can use all white chocolate or all almond bark, if preferred. You’ll need 11 ounces of either for coating the cereal and 4 ounces of either for drizzling over the pretzels.
Once the white chocolate-covered rice chex mix has cooled, break it up into as small pieces as possible for easier powdered sugar coverage.
You can skip the peppermint altogether or swap it for another candy, if preferred.
Store in an air-tight container to ensure freshness of the mix. Use your favorite ball jar or festive holiday tin to turn this treat into a great holiday gift!

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg