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Christmas Chex Mix

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Sweet and salty with a rich, satisfying crunch, this homemade Christmas Chex mix is the best treat to make for the holidays.
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  1. CHRISTMAS CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS CHEX MIX RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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With an irresistible mix of sweet and salty, this homemade Christmas Chex mix is one of the best treats to enjoy during the holidays. Made with Chex cereal, pretzels, Bugles, white chocolate, M&M’S, peppermint and sprinkles, it’s loaded with festive colors and flavors that you’ll love.

Try our slow cooker Chex mix as well. 

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MORE CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
Christmas Crunch | Oreo Peppermint Bark


CHRISTMAS CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • Two boxes of Chex cereal, I used rice and wheat
  • One bag Snyder’s sourdough pretzel nibblers
  • One bag Bugles
  • Two boxes white CandiQuik
  • 1 cup Christmas mini M&M’S
  • 1 bag Starlight Peppermints
  • ½ cup Christmas sprinkles

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Cereal: You can use any combination of Chex cereal you’d like. You could also use Cheerios. 

Mix In: You can add mini marshmallows as well. Some people like to add dried fruit, coconut, peanuts or dark socolate as well.

Drizzle: Instead of the white CandiQuik, you could drizzle with melted chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS CHEX MIX RECIPE

STEP ONE: Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats

STEP TWO: In a Ziploc bag crush the peppermints using a hammer or meat mallet

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STEP THREE: In a very large bowl combine the two Chex cereals, bugles, and pretzels. Use two large spoons and gently mix so as not to break up the pieces too much.

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STEP FOUR: Remove half of the cereal mixture and set aside leaving the remaining half in the very large bowl. You are going to work in two batches.

STEP FIVE: Melt one package of the CandiQuik according to package instructions.

PRO TIP: Have your M&Ms, crushed peppermints, and sprinkles ready.

STEP SIX: Drizzle about one-fourth of the melted CandiQuick over the cereal. Quickly sprinkle M&Ms, peppermints, and candy sprinkles (1 tablespoon at a time) over the cereal. Mix gently using two large spoons.

STEP SEVEN: Repeat this step two to three times pouring the melted CandiQuik and then quickly sprinkling M&Ms, peppermints, and sprinkles then mixing. Do this until you have used all of one package of CandiQuik and half of the M&Ms, peppermints, and sprinkles.

STEP EIGHT: Dump this batch onto your prepared baking sheet letting it completely cool.

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STEP NINE: Repeat the above steps for the second batch.

STORAGE

IN ROOM TEMPERATURE: You can store in an airtight container or in gallon size bags. This recipe yields two gallon-size bags. Store in room temperature for up to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Store Chex mix in an air-tight plastic bag and place in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.

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You’ll love the satisfying crunch and delicious sweet and salty flavor of this decadent, easy homemade Christmas Chex mix. The perfect snack to make and share for the holidays, it’s also a great DIY edible gift idea to share with friends, neighbors, and teachers. 

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Christmas Chex Mix

5 from 2 votes
Sweet and salty with a rich, satisfying crunch, this homemade Christmas Chex mix is the best treat to make for the holidays.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz box Chex cereal used rice and wheat
  • 16 oz bag Snyder’s sourdough pretzel nibblers
  • 7.5 oz bag Bugles
  • 2 box white CandiQuik
  • 1 cup Christmas mini M&M’S divide in half
  • 1 bag Starlight Peppermints about 30 divide in half
  • 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles divide in half

Instructions
 

  • Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  • In a Ziploc bag crush the peppermints using a hammer or meat mallet
  • In a very large bowl combine the two Chex cereals, bugles, and pretzels. Use two large spoons and gently mix so as not to break up the pieces too much.
  • Remove half of the cereal mixture and set aside leaving the remaining half in the very large bowl. You are going to work in two batches.
  • Melt one package of the CandiQuik according to package instructions.
    TIP: Have your M&Ms, crushed peppermints, and sprinkles ready.
  • Drizzle about one-fourth of the melted CandiQuick over the cereal. Quickly sprinkle M&Ms, peppermints, and candy sprinkles (1 tablespoon at a time) over the cereal. Mix gently using two large spoons.
  • Repeat this step two to three times pouring the melted CandiQuik and then quickly sprinkling M&Ms, peppermints, and sprinkles then mixing. Do this until you have used all of one package of CandiQuik and half of the M&Ms, peppermints, and sprinkles.
  • Dump this batch onto your prepared baking sheet letting it completely cool.
  • Repeat the above steps for the second batch.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Gloria says

    5 stars
    This stuff is the best — absolutely delicious! I make a bunch of it and put in containers so we can munch while we play games.

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