Christmas Crack Chex Mix is a family-favorite filled with Chex mix, cheerios, salted peanuts, M&M’s, pretzels, and coated in chocolate! Beware because it’s highly addictive and so good! Makes for delicious homemade gifts!
CHRISTMAS CRACK CHEX MIX
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There are so many different variations of Christmas crack floating around lately, and I know why. It’s addicting, and it’s so hard to stop eating it. I know it is for me! Between you and I, I may have eaten half of this Christmas Crack Chex Mix in only a few days. Seriously, you guys, this stuff is so good and incredibly easy to whip up. Did I also mention it would make for great homemade gifts?
With the cooler weather, I am all about comfort food and totally addicting Chex mix connations lately. It’s something about the chillier weather and it isn’t THAT cold here, but just enough you notice it, in the 40s, that gets me into the total comfort food and holiday spirit mood. Have you started to get into the holiday spirit yet? Me, but you already know that. Another confession to make, I have been wearing my buttery soft Christmas bell leggings for two days straight now. I don’t want to take them off! Okay, okay, let’s get serious about this recipe, mmkay?
There are only a few ingredients that are needed to make this Christmas Crack Chex Mix: Chex cereal, cheerios, coconut oil or shortening, salted cocktail peanuts, mini red and green M&M’s, and white chocolate chips. I’m sure you may have most of the ingredients in your pantry already, especially if you like to make sweets during the holiday season.
If you decide to make these as homemade gifts, I would add the mixture to a large wide mouth mason jar with a cute tag. I’m not great at printables, so I wouldn’t want to bore you with mine, but just take a peek at Pinterest. I’m sure there are so many floating around that would be cute!
Are you looking for even more Christmas goodies, try my Andes Mint Cookies (so popular right now), Candy Cane Fudge, and Buttered Rum Fudge with Cranberries. I am not a huge sweets person, but when it comes to holiday goodies, I cannot get enough of them!
What are some of your favorite holiday goodies to make? Do you like to bake or mix-up sweet connations as a family? I have always loved getting the kitchen and making things with my family!
- 4 cups Chex cereal
- 4 cups Cheerios
- 4 cups pretzel rods
- 3 cups salted cocktail peanuts
- 11 ounces red and green M&M's
- 24 ounces white chocolate chips
- 3½ teaspoons shortening or solid coconut oil
- Place the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzel rods, peanuts, and M&M's into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Set aside
- In a microwave, safe bowl, add the white chocolate chips and shortening or coconut oil and microwave it at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring in between increments until melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the mixture and stir to combine.
- Place the mix onto the baking sheet and push it down evenly using a plastic spatula.
- Place the baking sheet in a refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, break the clumps, and store in an airtight container.