Festive Christmas Chex Mix

by Eat Well with Lex

‘Tis the season to spread joy and satisfy those holiday cravings with our Christmas Chex Mix! This Christmas snack is a blend of crunchy snacks like your favorite cereal, pretzels, mixed nuts and m&ms coated with white chocolate. It is a centerpiece for holiday parties, a kid-friendly Christmas snack, and a versatile blend of crunch, sweet and savory that caters to everyone’s festive spirit.

Looking for more Christmas dessert recipe? Try my Spiced Cranberry Thumbprint Cookie Recipe.

Homemade holiday snack mix with Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and candies. eatwellwithlex.com

What is Christmas Chex Mix

In the world of holiday snacks, Christmas Chex Mix stands out as a merry medley of crunchy goodness. It is a festive and flavorful Christmas snack mix that combines various crunchy ingredient and perfect for holiday gatherings and celebrations. The base of the mix typically includes Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and often other crunchy elements like crackers or popcorn. What makes it especially Christmassy is the addition of white chocolate along with colorful and festive additions like holiday-themed candies and sprinkles.

Homemade Christmas Snack Mix as the Perfect Holiday Gift

I’m guessing you share the same enthusiasm for the holidays as I do. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, filling our hearts with immense joy and bringing people together in the spirit of celebration. Among the many ways I embrace this festive season, one of my absolute favorites is by creating and gifting a special homemade Christmas snack mix.

It is a fun, easy and festive mix that can be customized to suit your taste, making it an ideal DIY Christmas gift. You can make it for your co-workers, friends, family or even get your kids involved to make it for their school friends and teachers. Simply package it in Mason jars or cute treat bags, add a festive bow and you’ll have a thoughtful homemade Christmas gift that everyone will love.

Reasons to Love Christmas Chex Mix

One word: VERSATILITY! This easy Christmas snack is a crowd-pleaser, ideal for any holiday gathering. The combination of sweet and savory elements ensure that there’s something for every palate. Plus, it’s a breeze to make and entirely customizable.

Purposes Beyond Snacking

  • Homemade Christmas Gift: Package your Christmas Chex Mix in festive containers for a thoughtful and tasty homemade gift.
  • Kid-Friendly Snack: Encourage your little ones to get creative by decorating their own bags of Christmas snack. It’s a fun and delicious activity!
  • Activity to Do with Kids: Gather the family for a holiday baking session. Let the kids take the lead in mixing and matching ingredients for a memorable experience.
  • Kids’ School Party Snack: Be the hero parent by bringing a batch of Christmas Chex Mix to the school party. It’s sure to be a hit with kids and teachers alike.
  • Christmas Party Snack: Elevate your holiday hosting game with a bowl of Christmas snack mix.

Ingredients for Christmas Chex Mix Recipe

  • Pretzels
  • Chex cereal
  • Mixed nuts
  • Holiday themed M&Ms
  • White chocolate
  • Holiday sprinkles

How to Make the Christmas Chex Mix

In a large mixing bowl, combine Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and Christmas M&M’s. Toss the ingredients together until evenly distributed.

In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate and coconut oil together. Stir occasionally to ensure smooth melting. Be careful not to overheat.

Pour the melted white chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently fold and coat all the ingredients evenly.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the coated mixture onto the parchment paper in an even layer. This allows the mix to cool and harden.

If desired, sprinkle festive colored sprinkles over the mix while the white chocolate is still wet for a decorative touch.

Christmas Chex Mix, perfect for holiday parties or gifting.

Allow the Christmas Chex Mix to cool and set completely. You can speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Once fully set, break the mix into bite-sized clusters. This step creates a satisfying mix of textures in each handful.

That’s it folks! With just a few easy-peasy steps you’ve got a delicious holiday snack and a lovely DIY Christmas gift for friends and family.

Variations and Substitutes

Here are some substitutes and variations you can try for your Christmas snack mix recipe:

Substitutes

  • Cereal Base: Substitute Chex cereal with others like rice squares, corn squares. You can even add Cheerios and popcorn.
  • Nuts: If you have nut allergies or preferences, consider using seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead. Toasted coconut flakes can also provide a delightful crunch.
  • Chocolate: Experiment with different types of chocolate. Instead of white chocolate, try milk or dark chocolate for a richer flavor.

Variations

  • Peppermint Twist: Add crushed peppermint candies or candy canes for a peppermint flavor.
  • Dried Fruits: Include dried fruits like cranberries, orange, apricots, blueberries, or cherries.
  • S’mores Inspo: Add mini marshmallows, graham cracker pieces, and chocolate chunks for a s’mores-inspired Christmas Chex Mix.
  • Cookies and Cream: Include crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
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How to Store Your Snack Mix

Store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

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Festive Christmas Snack Mix

This Christmas snack is a blend of crunchy snacks like your favorite cereal, pretzels, mixed nuts and m&ms coated with white chocolate. It is a centerpiece for holiday parties, a kid-friendly Christmas snack, and a versatile blend of crunch, sweet and savory that caters to everyone's festive spirit.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups Chex rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup holiday M&M
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips 11oz bag
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil for melting
  • Optional: holiday sprinkle

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and Christmas M&M’s. Toss the ingredients together until evenly distributed.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate and coconut oil together. Stir occasionally to ensure smooth melting. Be careful not to overheat.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently fold and coat all the ingredients evenly.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the coated mixture onto the parchment paper in an even layer. This allows the mix to cool and harden.
  • If desired, sprinkle festive colored sprinkles over the mix while the white chocolate is still wet for a decorative touch.
  • Allow the Christmas Chex Mix to cool and set completely. You can speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  • Once fully set, break the mix into bite-sized clusters. This step creates a satisfying mix of textures in each handful.
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