Valentine Snack Mix

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A crave-worthy Valentine Snack Mix that is perfect for February! This snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&M’s, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required.

Serve this mix as a snack or dessert or package it up for a Valentine’s gifts to family members, friends, coworkers, or anyone else you’d like to treat.

Up-close overhead photo of the finished Valentine Snack Mix.

Valentine Snack Mix

There aren’t too many holiday treats easier to make than this snack mix. It requires minimal ingredients and minimal time to prepare. It also sets up pretty quickly (pop it in the freezer if you want it even quicker!) and transports well.

And, if you’re prepping for the big game in a few days, this can double as a great game day treat! You could even add some fun chocolate footballs like I added in this chocolate popcorn. A delicious game day snack that’s festive for the month of February? Yes please!

How to make Valentine Snack Mix

Descriptions below correlate with numbered photos.

  1. Combine ingredients: Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. The bigger the bowl, the easier it will be to evenly coat everything with white chocolate.
  2. Melt white chocolate: Add white chocolate to a separate bowl and melt in the microwave. Once melted, work quickly because white chocolate hardens fast.
  3. Pour the white chocolate: Pour it right on top of the snack mix, using a spatula to scrape every bit of melted chocolate onto the mix.
  4. Toss: Once the chocolate is on the mix, use two large spoons to quickly (but gently) toss the mixture until the white chocolate coats everything.
  5. Transfer the mix: Spread onto a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  6. Drizzle: If desired, add an additional white chocolate drizzle on top of the snack mix.

Process shots-- images of Valentine Snack Mix being prepared.

Snack mix tips

  • This mix is best with ingredients that are about the same size. If you have to substitute in a different cereal or pretzel, try to get similar sizes. If using pretzel rods instead of twists, break the rods in half.
  • Use high-quality white chocolate for best results: Good chocolate will result in both a better melt and  better flavor.
  • When microwaving, stir the chocolate often in between microwave bursts. Stir it for at least 10-15 seconds in between each burst. Remember, the chocolate is still melting even outside of the microwave and it will burn if microwaved too long without being stirred. Chocolate is sensitive to high temperatures.
  • Don’t allow any liquid near the white chocolate; this will cause the chocolate to seize and harden. (Here’s how to salvage seized or burned chocolate.)
  • Work quickly: White chocolate hardens quickly, so mix it with the other ingredients immediately after it is fully melted.
  • Don’t let the name fool you. You can fix this snack mix any time of the year!

How to store Valentine Snack Mix

  • Store Valentine Snack Mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. We like this snack mix best within 2-4 days.
  • You can freeze any leftover snack mix in an airtight container/bag for up to 3 months; thaw at room temperature.

Variations

  • Add some festive pink or red sprinkles to the mix; even better, add in some heart sprinkles!
  • Use white or milk chocolatecovered pretzels instead of plain pretzels.
  • Add in 1 cup mini marshmallows (just make sure to eat the Valentine Snack mix the same day).
  • Add a dark or milk chocolate drizzle in addition to the white chocolate. 

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Valentine Snack Mix

5 from 3 votes
A crave-worthy Valentine Snack Mix that is perfect for February! This snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&M's, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required.
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Valentine Snack Mix

5 from 3 votes
A crave-worthy Valentine Snack Mix that is perfect for February! This snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&M's, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword valentine snack mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting Up Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 370kcal
Cost $8.78

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup miniature pretzel twists
  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios (or plain Cheerios) cereal
  • 1 bag Valentine's M&M's (red, white, pinks)
  • 3 and 1/4 cups white chocolate chips (just under 2 bags)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil
  • Optional: Valentine sprinkles

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • COMBINE: In a very large bowl, combine the Corn Chex, miniature pretzel twists, Rice Chex, Honey Nut Cheerios, and 1 cup Valentine's M&M's. Stir to combine.
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE: In a medium-sized microwave safe bowl, combine 3 cups of white chocolate chips and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir for 15 seconds and then microwave another 15 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, return to the microwave for a little longer. (Bursts of 15 seconds stirring for 10 seconds in between each burst). Pour the melted and smooth white chocolate over the snack mix.
  • COMBINE : Working quickly, gently stir until all ingredients are coated in white chocolate and then quickly transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread into one even layer. Immediately add the remaining Valentine's M&Ms on top and optional sprinkles if using. OPTIONAL STEP: Melt the last 1/4 cup white chocolate chips in the microwave and then transfer to a small plastic bag. Cut the tip off the bag and pipe stripes across the white chocolate snack mix.
  • FIRM UP: Allow white chocolate to firm up and harden at room temperature or place in the fridge until firm, about 10-20 minutes. Break into pieces and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 370kcal

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