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Christmas Chex Mix

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This Christmas Crack Chex Mix is so addicting, thanks to the mix of sweet white chocolate and salty pretzels with honey-roasted peanuts. Just one bite of it, and you’re hooked!

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A jar of Christmas crack Chex mix with scoop in the jar.

Do you love the salty and sweet combo? If so, you’ll love this Christmas Chex mix! This recipe is delish and perfect for the holiday season.

It’s a great snack when your family and friends come over. The best part is that it’s really easy to make!

Christmas Crack Chex Mix

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and creating holiday recipes! And this Chex Mix recipe is a quick and easy snack to bring to your next holiday party.

And who doesn’t love sweet and salty snacks? This mix has it all – Chex cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and of course, white chocolate. The white chocolate is key to making this Christmas crack extra special!

This is also a great gift idea – package it up in a cute jar or cellophane bag to give to your neighbors, friends, your favorite delivery person… Everyone will love it!

So go ahead, make a batch, and don’t forget to save some for yourself!

a small bowl of Christmas Chex Mix with a jar full of it in the background.

Looking for other tasty sweet and salty treats? Try our Chex Mix with M&Ms, Mint M & M cookies, Original M&M Cookie Recipe, and Halloween Snack Mix

Ingredients In Our Christmas Chex Mix Recipe

  • Chex cereal – Corn, wheat, rice… any variety works. Or, use a combination of several kinds!
  • Pretzels – grids or sticks are best, because they’re small enough to grab with a handful of the other goodies!
  • Nuts – We love adding honey roasted peanuts to our Chex crack mix.
  • White chocolate chips – You can use any kind of chocolate you like, but white chips are the most addictive.
  • Christmas M&Ms – Red and green candies give the party mix a festive color. If you can’t find the holiday bags, you can pick the red and green ones out of a regular bag of M&Ms. 😉
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Kitchen Tools Needed

How to Make Christmas Crack Chex Mix

Mix the cereal mix. Mix all the ingredients together (except for the white chocolate chips) in a large bowl until they are combined.

a green bowl with all the ingredients needed to make the Christmas Chex Mix recipe.

Melt the chocolate. Microwave white chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring in between until it is completely melted.

Prepare the Chex mix and let cool. Add the melted white chocolate to the mixture and stir until everything is fully coated.

horizontal photo of a green bowl with Chex Mix being stirred by a wooden spoon.

Use a spatula to spread the Christmas Chex Mix on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle crushed candy cane candy on top, if using.

Serve. Break into pieces and serve or store in an air-tight container.

a baking sheet full of Christmas Chex Mix drizzled with white chocolate.

Chex Mix Recipe Variations

  • Try using different types of Chex cereal – rice, corn, or wheat cereal all work great.
  • Add in different types of nuts, like almonds or cashews.
  • Add in dried fruit for a little bit of sweetness.
  • For extra sweetness and a pop of color, add crushed candy cane candy to the top of the mix.
  • Add popcorn for a crunchy treat.
  • If you’re not a fan of white chocolate, you can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate instead.
  • Use holiday-themed M&Ms or sprinkle on some holiday sprinkles before cooling for a festive touch.

Serving and Gifting Suggestions

Serve this mix as a snack at your next holiday party or family gathering. It’s also great for munching while wrapping presents or watching your favorite Christmas movie.

You can also package it up in a cute jar or cellophane bag to give as a gift. Everyone will love the salty and sweet combo!

a green bowl with Christmas Chex Mix with a wooden spoon.

How to Store White Chocolate Christmas Crack

You can store this mix in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container for up to 6 days at room temperature. Or store it longer by freezing it in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.

Make sure to let the mix cool completely before storing it. Otherwise, the mixture will get soggy.

a jar with Christmas Chex Mix with a golden scoop.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make Chex Mix not soggy?

The key to making sure your Chex Mix doesn’t get soggy is to let it cool completely before storing it. If you store it while it’s still warm, the chocolate will get all melty, and the mix will be soggy. But if you let it cool completely, it will stay nice and crisp!

Should Chex mix be refrigerated?

To preserve the freshness, you can always store it in the fridge if you want. But you don’t need to refrigerate this mix. Just store it in a cool, dry place.
If you live in a very warm climate, you may want to store it in the fridge, so the chocolate doesn’t melt.

a jar with Christmas Chex Mix with a golden scoop.
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Christmas Crack Chex Mix

Do you love the salty and sweet combo? If so, you'll love this Christmas crack Chex Mix! This recipe is absolutely delish and perfect for the holiday season. It's a great snack to have around when your family and friends come over. The best part is that it's really easy to make!
Course Dessert, Snack, Holiday
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday recipes, snack mix, Christmas Chex Mix, Christmas snacks, M&M recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 193kcal

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • Small microwave safe bowl for melting white chocolate
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper optional

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 2 cups pretzel grids or sticks
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Christmas M&Ms (any variety of M&Ms, Skittles, or other candy will work)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter melted
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) white chocolate chips

optional

  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

  • Stir all ingredients together (except the white chocolate chips) in a large bowl. Prepare the baking sheet by greasing with cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place the white chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.
  • Continue microwaving the chocolate chips in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until it is completely melted.
  • Using a large spoon, pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture, and stir until everything is fully coated.
  • Use a spatula to spread the Christmas Chex Mix on the prepared baking sheet. The mixture should be about 1 inch thick in the pan. Sprinkle crushed candy cane candy on top if using.
  • Allow the Chex cereal mixture to cool for at least 20 minutes or until the white chocolate is hard.
  • Once cooled, break the Christmas Chex mix into 1 – 2 inch pieces and store for up to 6 days at room temperature in an air-tight container.

Notes

serving size is approximately 1/3 cup

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg


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