White Chocolate Chex Mix

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The BEST White Chocolate Chex Mix — cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and M&M’s, all coated in white chocolate.

This White Chocolate Chex® Mix is my go-to for potlucks, parties, and holiday celebrations. You can change the colors of the M&M’s® to match the holiday or event you’re serving this addicting snack mix at!

Image of a bowl of white chocolate snack mix

White Chocolate Chex Mix

One of the snacks my boys request the most is this White Chocolate Chex Mix. I don’t blame them either; it was one of my favorite snacks growing up (and still is)!

As I’ve made this Chex mix over the years I’ve found two unique additions that put this mix over the top. Those two additions? Roasted peanuts and Captain Crunch® cereal (without the berries)! It might sound odd, but trust me, those two ingredients make this mix. 

Other great things about this snack mix? It’s super fast to make (and the chocolate hardens quickly!) And another great thing is how versatile it is. You can change around quantities, ingredients, and colors of the candies to your heart’s content!

QUICK TIP

Did you know that white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate? The legal definition of chocolate requires cocoa solids, and white chocolate only has cocoa butter. But it’s still delicious and most of us still think of it as chocolate!

Process shots-- images of the white chocolate being melted

VARIATIONS

White Chocolate Chex Mix Variation Ideas

I’ve written out the standard recipe in the recipe card at the end of this post. But here are a few fun ideas on how to modify the standard recipe for various occasions or different flavors.

  • Modifications for holidays:
    • Spring: Use Spring Pastel M&M’s in place of regular or use Cadbury® Eggs.
    • St. Patrick’s Day: Check out this adorable Leprechaun Bait.
    • Christmas: Use red, green, and white candies.
  • Popcorn snack mix: Try this White Chocolate Popcorn recipe; it’s a family favorite!
  • Marshmallow snack mix: Replace the peanuts with 1 cup of mini marshmallows.
  • Adding sprinkles: Follow the recipe to step 7. As soon as the snack mix is spread on the tray, sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons of sprinkles.
  • White chocolate cereal clusters: try this recipe.
  • For a chocolate version with powdered sugar: Try Muddy Buddies!

Process shots of white chocolate snack mix-- images of the cereals, peanuts, pretzels, and m&ms being mixed together in a bowl and then white chocolate being drizzled on top

Now that you’ve got plenty of ideas to use this snack mix for every occasion, I’m sharing a few tips to ensure it comes out great every single time.

Chocolate Melting Tips

  • Using high-quality white chocolate will always result in a better melt and a richer taste. My favorites are Ghirardelli® and Guittard®.
  • To avoid burned white chocolate, microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, and stir it for at least 20-25 seconds in between each microwave burst. Remember, the chocolate is still melting even after it has been removed from the microwave. 
  • Work quickly! Because white chocolate hardens fast, mix it with the ingredients immediately after it is fully melted.

Process shots-- images of the white chocolate being mixed together with everything

STORAGE

Storing White Chocolate Chex Mix

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. We like it best within 3-4 days.
  • You can freeze it in an airtight container/bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.

Process shots of white chocolate snack mix-- images of the snack mix being spread on a sheet pan A bowl of the treat ready to be enjoyed

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White Chocolate Chex Mix

5 from 1 vote
The BEST White Chocolate Chex Mix -- cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and M&M's, all coated in white chocolate.
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White Chocolate Chex Mix

5 from 1 vote
The BEST White Chocolate Chex Mix -- cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and M&M's, all coated in white chocolate.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword white chocolate chex mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 25 servings
Calories 247kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $8.78

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Captain Crunch cereal (without the "berries")
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup Honey-Nut Cheerios
  • 1 cup dry-roasted & lightly salted peanuts (or cashews)
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (Note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a large tray with parchment paper; set aside.
  • MIX: In a very large bowl, combine the Chex, Captain Crunch, Cheerios, miniature pretzels, peanuts, and M&M's. Stir together gently.
  • MELT WHITE CHOCOLATE: In a medium-sized bowl, add the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 25 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, return to the microwave for a little longer in bursts of 10 seconds, stirring for 10 seconds in between each burst). 
  • MIX SNACK MIX: Pour the melted white chocolate over the snack mix, using a spatula to scrape all the melted chocolate into the mix. Working quickly, gently stir until cereal mix is well coated in the white chocolate and then transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread into one even layer. 
  • LET HARDEN: Allow to harden at room temperature or place in the fridge until firm, about 10-20 minutes. Break into pieces and serve.

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: White Chocolate Chips: This is one 12-ounce bag. The better the quality of the white chocolate chips, the better the melt and the better the flavor. Ghirardelli white chocolate is our favorite here.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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  1. That sounds delicious! Fantastic recipe, great job 🙂 Be sure to stop by my link party today, #OmNomNomFriday, and share your fantastic creations. Have a great weekend 🙂

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