Recipe: Lauren’s Christmas Chex Mix


photo courtesy of Lauren Cook

“My siblings helped me out this time so it doesn’t look too aesthetically pleasing, but I promise it’s still really good!”


For starters, it’s DELICIOUS and super easy to make! I usually make a large batch and put it in a jar for snacking on later. The best thing about Chex mix is you can make it your own with whatever flavors you like. I generally build off of this recipe (see below), but substitute the vanilla candy coating with a white chocolate and/or peppermint one (you can buy this or make your own frosting). Oh, and remember: if you’re feeling really festive, make sure to include M&Ms, sprinkles, etc. in holiday colors!

—— Lauren


6 cups Rice Chex or Corn Chex cereal

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup mini pretzel twists

15 oz vanilla candy coating (almond bark) (about 9 cubes from 20-oz package)

3 tablespoons holiday-colored sprinkles or nonpareils

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup holiday-colored M&Ms



Line large rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, mix cereal, marshmallows and pretzels.

In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring after 1 minute, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Pour onto cereal mixture; mix well.

Spread on cookie sheet; sprinkle with holiday sprinkles, and cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.

In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, add coated cereal pieces and powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake to coat. Remove from bag; discard any remaining powdered sugar.

In large serving bowl, mix coated cereal mixture and chocolate candies.

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