Recipe: Holiday Snack Mix

recipe box A friend and former co-worker used to make this snack mix around the holidays.  She’d leave it in a bowl outside her cubicle, and it would disappear in a matter of hours.  It’s seriously addictive and super easy to make too!

Holiday Snack Mix:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Rice Chex
  • 2 Cups of Corn Chex
  • 2 Cups of Plain Cheerios
  • 2 Cups of Salted Peanuts
  • 2 Cups of Mini Pretzels
  • Bag of M&M’s (choose holiday colors to make it extra festive)
  • 2lbs of White Chocolate (I use the chocolate candy wafers you can get at the craft store)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Cheerios, peanuts and pretzels.
  2. Melt the white chocolate (either in a double boiler or the microwave, I usually opt for the microwave), pour it into the bowl and stir together.
  3. Lay out waxed paper on flat surface (table or counter top), then spread cereal/chocolate mixture on top.
  4. Before mixture is dry, sprinkle M&M’s on top.
  5. Once mix is dry, break it into chunks and place in a bowl to serve.

Makes a great gift!  Put a few handfuls in a clear celephane bag, add a colorful ribbon and a crafty gift tag, and this makes a great little holiday token for friends, neighbors, mail carriers and teachers!

2 Comments on Recipe: Holiday Snack Mix

  1. Just curious where you can find rice and corn chex that aren’t mixed in to something like a “chex mix” already.

    • Hi Heather,
      They sell boxes of Rice Chex and Corn Chex by themselves in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. You could substitute Wheat Chex too if you wanted.

      Thanks!

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