White Chocolate Chex Mix

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The BEST White Chocolate Chex Mix — cereal, pretzels, 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!

 

White Chocolate Chex 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!

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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!

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!

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 Tips

  • Using high-quality white chocolate will always result in a better melt and a richer taste. My favorites are Ghirardelli® and Guittard®.
  • White chocolate hardens very quickly so microwave it in batches – I’d recommend two batches for this recipe.
  • 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.

Adding melted chocolate to White Chocolate Chex Mix

Storing Tips

  • 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.

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White Chocolate Chex Mix

5 from 1 vote
The BEST white chocolate snack mix -- cereal, pretzels, 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 snack mix -- cereal, pretzels, and M&M's all coated in white chocolate.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword white chocolate chex mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 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 Cheerios cereal
  • 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (One 12-ounce bag)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Line a large tray with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the Chex, Captain Crunch, Cheerios, miniature pretzels, peanuts, and M&M's. Stir together gently.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, place 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil in the microwave (See Note 1). Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 25 seconds. Stir until melted or return to the microwave for a little longer.
  • Add the white chocolate to the cereal mix and stir together.
  • Melt the rest of the white chocolate and the remaining 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil in the microwave.
  • Add the remaining white chocolate to the cereal mix.
  • Pour the white chocolate-covered mix evenly onto the baking tray. Let the white chocolate harden.
  • Once hardened, break the pieces apart and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note 1: You don't have to separate the white chocolate into 2 batches, but I've found it easier to work with that way.

Nutrition Facts

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

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