White Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe
Monday, December 5, 2016
Happy Monday! I love making and giving sweet treats all year but especially around the holidays. I'm planning to try a few new things this year, but there are some treats that have a firm spot in the rotation. This chex mix is one of them!
It's really easy to adjust this recipe depending on what you'd like in your mix. I keep things pretty simple for mine, but will share a few other ideas at the end.
- 12.8 oz Rice Chex cereal (minus 2 cups)
- 1 bag M&Ms candy (12.6 oz)
- Skinny stick pretzels
- 1 bag of white candy melts (12 oz)*
- 2 cups roasted salted peanuts
*I like to use candy melts vs. real white chocolate because I have a horrible track record with seizing white chocolate. The candy melts are pretty foolproof, and I don't think that they taste all that different. This year I even found peppermint ones! Feel free to use real white chocolate if you'd like.
1. Melt candy melts using a double boiler. I use a glass bowl over a small pot, nothing fancy.
2. In a large bowl, mix together cereal, M&Ms, a few handfuls of pretzels, and peanuts.
3. Pour melted candy into the bowl, mixing to coat. Spread on wax paper to harden.
4. Once cool, break up into pieces and enjoy or pack up for gifting.
I find this amount of chocolate to mix ratio perfectly coated by not overwhelming. If you'd like to up the ratio, use 1.5 bags of candy melts.
A few addition ideas: Cheerios cereal, Crispix cereal, Corn Chex cereal, Reese's Minis, Popcorn, Sprinkles. Drizzle with milk or dark chocolate after cooled to add color and extra flavor!