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 (@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 (@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 (@whatsgabycookin)

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from (@whatsgabycookin)

Christmas Crack + A Giveaway

Yield: Serves 10+

Christmas Crack + A Giveaway


  • 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)


  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!

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