Christmas Snack Mix

A delicious addictive Christmas snack mix that is perfect for the holidays! This snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&Ms, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas snack mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 373 kcal


  • 2 cups corn or rice chex
  • 1 cup miniature pretzel twists or pretzel rods
  • 2 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal (with no berries)
  • 2 cups cheerios
  • 1 cup Christmas (green and red) M&Ms
  • 1 and 1/2 bags (~3 cups or 16 ounces total) high quality white chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil or shortening
  • Optional: Christmas sprinkles


  1. PREP: Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. COMBINE: In a large bowl combine the Chex cereal, pretzels (Note 1), Cap'n crunch cereal, cheerios, and M&Ms. Mix together making sure that everything is evenly distributed.

  3. WHITE CHOCOLATE: In a medium sized microwave safe 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. (Bursts of 10 seconds stirring for 10 seconds in between each burst). Pour the melted and smooth white chocolate over the snack mix.

  4. COMBINE: Gently stir until completely combined and all ingredients are coated in white chocolate (work quickly, white chocolate hardens fast!) and then transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread into one even layer. IF desired, add some Christmas/festive sprinkles while white chocolate is still wet.

  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: if using miniature pretzel rods, break in half first!