This Easy Christmas Chex Mix is the perfect sweet and salty treat during the holiday season. It is perfect for gift giving or just having it for your family to snack on all year long.

Close up image of Christmas Chex Mix on a cookie sheet.

Christmas Crack Chex Mix:

Christmas Chex mix goes by different names. Rather you call it Christmas Chex Mix or Christmas Crack mix it is still the perfect no-bake, easy recipe.

Especially during the holidays, I stock up on these ingredients because it seems that either myself or my kids are invited to a last minute holiday party. This dessert recipe is easy to mix up and everyone loves it.

It is also the perfect snack mix treat for you to fix for movie night with your family. It is so addicting and there are so many different variations that you never get tired of it.

Close up image of Christmas Chex Mix in a baking sheet.

What is Christmas Chex Mix?

It is a sweet and salty snack mix that is usually made up of Chex Cereal, pretzels, cheerios and M&M’s that is mixed with white chocolate. It is the perfect combination.

These simple 5 ingredients make this snack mix so easy to make and no need to add any corn syrup.

Close up image of Christmas Chex in a clear bowl.

Perfect for Gift Giving:

Everyone loves getting homemade gifts during the holidays. They are very sentimental and means so much to them that you took the time to make them something.

Whether it’s cookies or Chex mix you can’t go wrong with filling storage jars with homemade desserts.

Neighbors, friends or your kids teachers would love receiving this Christmas Chex. It is festive and so yummy. You will make their day.

Close up image of Christmas Chex in a bowl.

5 Simple Ingredients:

  • Chex Cereal – You can use a mixture of both rice chex or corn chex mix.
  • Cheerios – We usually use the plain Cheerios. But the honey Cheerios are good as well.
  • Pretzels – Any type of pretzels will work in this recipe. We have used twists, snaps or sticks.
  • Christmas M&M’s – Using the Christmas M&M’s makes them so festive. You can use the mini or the regular size.
  • White chocolate – I used Ghirardelli wafers. You can also use almond bark.
Close up image of Christmas Chex Mix in a bowl.

How to make Christmas Chex Mix:

  • In a large bowl, combine the Chex, Cheerios, pretzels and M&M’s. Stir until combined.
  • Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and then melt in 30 second increments (stirring in between). Do not overcook or it will burn.
  • Next pour the melted chocolate over the chex mix and stir until well coated. 
The process of combining the ingredients.
  • Then pour the chex onto a baking sheet lined with a piece of wax or parchment paper and allow to set until hardened and cool completely (at least 15 minutes).
Close up image of Christmas Chex Mix in process.
  • Store in an airtight container or a ziplock bag. Store on the counter for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

This candy coating Christmas Chex is very easy to make and I am sure it will be loved by all.

Variation Ideas:

There are so many variations to this mix.

  • You can change the color of M&M’s for different holidays – Red & Pink for Valentine’s Day, Pastel for Easter, Orange and Black for Halloween. You can even use peanut M&M’s for an extra crunch.
  • Occasionally we will add in some peanuts to increase the salty flavor.
  • Add in some holiday sprinkles to bring out the festive color.
  • Mini marshmallows are fun to add as well.
  • You can even change the cereal. Some ideas are Golden Graham cereal, Life Cereal or Lucky Charms.
Close up image of Christmas Chex Mix in a bowl.

How to store:

Store your Chex Mix in an airtight container or plastic bag after it has cooled and hardened. It will last about 3-5 days at room temperature.

You can also store in the freezer for up to 3 months in a freezer safe bag or container.

Close up image of Christmas Chex Mix on a baking sheet.

Perfect Snack Mix:

This really is the perfect snack mix. Rather you are making this snack mix for friends and family for the holidays or for you next movie night, it will sure to be hit.

This is a must have snack mix for the holiday season!

Print recipe here for Christmas Chex Mix:

Christmas chex mix recipe

4.6 from 5 votes
This Christmas Chex Mix is made with easy ingredients. This sweet and salty snack is made in under 5 minutes and is the best holiday treat.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 339
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Chex rice or corn
  • 2 cups Cheerios plain
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup Christmas M&M’s
  • 10 ounces white chocolate I used Ghirardelli wafers

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the Chex, Cheerios, pretzels and M&M’s. Stir until combined.
  • Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and then melt in 30 second increments (stirring in between). Do not overcook or it will burn.
  • Next pour the melted chocolate over the chex mix and stir until well coated.
  • Then pour the chex onto a piece of wax or parchment paper and allow to set until hardened (at least 15 minutes).
  • Store in a zip top bag or covered container. Store on the counter for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 339kcal, Carbohydrates 50g, Protein 5g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 329mg, Potassium 137mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 161IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 88mg, Iron 3mg

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