White Chocolate Chex Mix is an irresistibly delicious holiday treat made with crunchy cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and red and green M&Ms. It's sweet, salty, and super easy to make!
Why This White Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe is So Good
- Everyone Loves this Stuff! This Sweet and Salty Snack is very popular, and it's called by a few different names. White Trash and Christmas Crack are two of the more colorful names for it, but it's much gentler to call this White Chocolate Chex Mix, Chex Christmas Mix, Blizzard Mix, or White Chocolate Party Mix.
- There is Barely Any Cooking Involved. You need to be able to work the microwave and a mixing bowl to make this Chex mix. It's super easy to mix everything together, and the only hard part is waiting for the chocolate to harden.
- Makes Great Gifts. Load your Christmas Chex Mix into decorative bags and give it to your friends and neighbors this holiday. They will appreciate the gesture and the tasty snack so much!
Tips and Tricks for Making White Chocolate Chex Mix
- This sweet snack is popular for Christmas, but you can make it all year round! Use other colors of sprinkles and M&Ms to make it fit into any special occasion. To make an Easter white chocolate Chex mix, I mix in chocolate eggs. At Halloween, try some candy corn stirred in.
- Add other things to the mix if you want to! You need a total of 6 cups of bulky items, and you can mix and match. Try other kinds of crunchy gluten-free cereal. Different types of nuts will all work, or you can leave the nuts out and replace them with something else. Instead of pretzels, try popcorn!
- You should work quickly so that the sprinkles and extra M&Ms you add will stick to the white chocolate. Otherwise, they'll end up loose at the bottom of the container!
- You can also stir the sprinkles and all of the candy in with the other ingredients. Then you don't have to stress about it, but it won't look quite as festive.
What Else to Serve As Snacks for Christmas
I love to put out a few small bowls of White Chocolate Chex Mix for guests to snack on during the lead-up to Christmas Dinner. Other snacks that people will enjoy munching on include Seasoned Air Fryer Pretzels, or a beautiful Vegetarian Charcuterie Board.
I found this recipe for Caramel Chex Mix that I'm going to have to try soon too. I'll leave out the wheat Chex though.
You know, you can make any Chex mix Recipe gluten-free if you just be sure to read the labels on everything you add in! Both Corn and Rice Chex are already free from gluten.
More Holiday Recipes
- Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
- Air Fryer Chex Mix
- Vegan Green Bean Casserole
- No Bake Cornflake Cookies
- Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie
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White Chocolate Chex Mix
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- 2 cups rice chex cereal
- 2 cups corn chex cereal
- 2 cups pretzels Mini twists work best
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1.5 cups holiday M&Ms divided
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 2 tsp vegetable oil or vegetable shortening
- 2 tbsp holiday sprinkles
- Add rice chex cereal, corn chex cereal, gluten-free pretzels, salted peanuts, and 1 cup of the holiday M&Ms to a large bowl. Stir until combined.
- Add the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil to a heat-proof bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted. It should take about 60-90 seconds total.
- Pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
- Pour the cereal mixture out onto a baking sheet in a single layer. You may need two baking sheets.
- Quickly sprinkle the cereal with remaining M&Ms and holiday sprinkles before the white chocolate sets.
- Let harden at room temperature for an hour, or speed up the process by placing the tray in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
- The white chocolate will harden quickly, so you need to work fast to make sure the remaining M&Ms and holiday sprinkles stick to the white chocolate.
- Instead, you can just add all the M&Ms and sprinkles in with the white chocolate, but it looks prettier if they are added after.
- To keep this treat gluten-free, be sure to check the labels for your cereal to ensure it is gluten-free. The rice Chex cereal and corn Chex cereal are both gluten-free. Keep in mind that they do make gluten-filled varieties, such as the wheat Chex variety.
- I used Snyder’s gluten-free pretzel twists for this recipe.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.