Christmas Crack

It’s that time of year – time for to keep the freezer stocked with Christmas Crack so there’s a little somethin’ somethin’ on hand when the sweet tooth strikes.

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Have you ever had Christmas Crack? Wait, back up. Have you even heard of Christmas Crack? I used to called it “mix” – but Christmas Crack is a way better name right because it’s majorly addictive?

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s a sweet and salty snack made with a combination of cherrios, rice chex, wheat chex, pretzel sticks, M&M’s and white chocolate. Image trail mix on steroids – it’s EVERYTHING. My mom’s been making this mix for us for ages, especially during the holiday season because it’s just so gorgeous and festive. I like to make big batches of this and pack it up so I can give it out as gifts around this time of year! Also – FYI – it keeps super well in the freezer.

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Christmas Crack + A Giveaway

Yield: Serves 10+

Christmas Crack + A Giveaway

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 2-3 cups m&m’s
  • 24 oz White Chocolate (plus an extra 4-8 oz if needed)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the Cheerios, Chex, Pretzels and m&m’s. Mix them up a bit, making sure that everything is evenly distributed.
  2. Meanwhile, over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate according to the directions on the package.
  3. Once the chocolate has melted and is a smooth consistency, drizzle the chocolate over the cereal mix and combine with a wooden spoon or hands. Make sure all the cereal is covered in chocolate. If you need to melt the extra white chocolate to cover all the mix then go right on ahead!
  4. Once the entire batch has been combined, lay it out to dry on a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Let dry for 1 hour so the chocolate is cooled and hard. Break it up into medium pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
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    1. We make this every year also. Makes a great gift. We use 1 pack of white almond bark, small box of cheerios, cashews and peanuts, mini pretzels, and m&m’s. Melt the bark in microwave in a large bowl, stir often. Then dump everything in and stir till covered. We lay out wax paper all over the dining room table and spread it out until it hardens up. Then just packet it up . I would say it makes about 2 of the gallon Ziploc bags full.

  1. This looks so good I am scared to make it because I know I will eat it all haha great post Gaby! I am getting really inspired by your blog! (I just found it through your guest post with Cupcakes and Cashmere!)
    xoxo Annie

    1. I don’t think that’s happened to me – but I’ve also never really let it sit on the counter for more than 10 seconds once I take it out of the freezer. It goes directly into my mouth 🙂

  2. I am making this for the first time for my office staff to munch on the few days we have to work next week.. What is the purpose of it having to be refrigerated or frozen as there is nothing in it that requires refrigeration? thank you!

  3. Made this yesterday…..Yummy! Can’t wait to share it with my family and friends!

  4. This stuff is definitely my fave!! I’ve made it with cap n crunch , rice Chex and multi grain cheerios…. I like it better that way.. Just a suggestion…

  5. I love this stuff–and in a way–they are like Crack (I am assuming that of course). It is hard to stop eating it!

  6. This was a hit last Christmas. It’s Halloween this week so I’m using orange and brown and yellow mms / reeces pieces and pretzel squares as an experiment.

  7. I had honey nut cheerios on hand and it goes perfectly in this sweet mix. Next time I’ll double the recipe, and get out my big roaster pan to mix together. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Im making now with raisins, cranberries and marshmallows. My mom has chocolate allergy so this is perfect.

  9. Do you need to be careful so the white chocolate isn’t too hot & ends up melting the M&Ms? Or isn’t that an issue? Thanks!

    1. the white chocolate just BARELY gets melted so its not hot enough to melt the m&m’s!! You’ll be good to go 🙂

  10. Ok I need a quantity to fill 2 maybe 2.5 cups jars for presents, do I need to double or triple your recipe? Total of 15 jars

  11. This is actually called reindeer crack. Christmas crack is a toffee & chocolate with saltine crackers dessert.

  12. We used to make something similar when we were little. But instead of laying it flat my mom would spoon it out in little piles and call them haystacks! Ours were cheerios, chineese noodles (like the crunchy kind you use on top of chowmein), m&m’s and sometimes even red hot candies!

  13. Can you use dark or milk chocolate for this? I would assume so but wanted to see if you’ve tested. I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate.

  14. Quick question for you: Do you prefer white choc chips or white almond bark? Which works better? Can’t wait to try!

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