Home > Snacks > White Chocolate Chex Mix White Chocolate Chex Mix January 17, 2019 | 5 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. 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 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! 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. 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. More desserts to share with a crowd Carmelitas (reader favorite) 7 Layer Bars Lemon Bars Snickerdoodles (rave reviews) Muddy Buddies (so simple) FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. White Chocolate Chex Mix 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe The BEST white chocolate snack mix -- cereal, pretzels, and M&M's all coated in white chocolate. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe White Chocolate Chex Mix 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe 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 Ingredients2 cups Rice Chex cereal1 cup Captain Crunch cereal (without the "berries")2 cups miniature pretzels1 cup Cheerios cereal1 cup dry-roasted peanuts1 cup M&M's2 cups white chocolate chips (One 12-ounce bag)1 tablespoon vegetable oil InstructionsLine 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 NotesNote 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 FactsCalories: 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. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.