Chex Christmas Mix

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It’s that time of year – time for to keep the freezer stocked with Christmas Mix (formerly known as Christmas Crack) so there’s a little somethin’ somethin’ on hand when the sweet tooth strikes. It’s Chex Christmas Mix and I am READY for it.

It once upon a time had a different name, but times change, we’re growing, learning and moving forward it’s only going to be referred to as Chex Christmas Mix from here on out. Also because we cannot control the way google terms show up in your search results, this might show up as something else but know that we are working every day to SEO Chex Christmas Mix. xx 

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from (@whatsgabycookin)

Chex Christmas mix, is a holiday staple in our house. It’s a crunchy, sweet, and salty mix that’s absolutely addictive, and Thomas loves it! He always requests a batch when the holidays roll around. bottom line – this stuff is seriously delicious. No matter what you call it, Chex Christmas mix is always a hit. So if you’re looking for a festive snack to share with your friends and family, look no further than this tasty treat!

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from (@whatsgabycookin)

If you’re looking for a delicious and festive holiday snack, look no further than chex mix! This sweet and salty snack is made with a combination of cheerios, rice chex, wheat chex, pretzel sticks, M&M’s and white chocolate. It’s like trail mix on steroids – it’s got 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. So what are you waiting for? Give chex mix a try this holiday season!

White Chocolate Christmas Crack from (@whatsgabycookin)
White Chocolate Christmas Crack from (@whatsgabycookin)

Chex Christmas Mix 101:

  • Q: What is Chex Christmas Mix made of?
    A: Cherrios, rice chex, wheat chex, pretzel sticks, M&M’s and white chocolate
  • Q: What does Chex Christmas Mix taste like?
    A: It’s sweet and salty with a perfect crunch
  • Q: How long does it take to make Chex Christmas Mix?
    A: It takes about 10 minutes – the same amount of time to melt white chocolate and mix everything together!
  • Q: Can you sub different cereals in Chex Christmas Mix?
    A: Absolutely. Any chex cereals are fantastic. You can even add nuts to the mixture if you dig it.
  • Q: How do you store Chex Christmas Mix / can you freeze Chex Christmas Mix?
    A: I store it in an air-tight plastic bag IN THE FREEZER. I actually like it best right out of the freezer – and this way it lasts forever and doesn’t go stale.
  • Q: How long does Chex Christmas Mix last?
    A: This is a trick question. In my house, it lasts no more than a few days. But if you freeze it… it can last up to 4 weeks.

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Chex Christmas Mix

4.7 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 People


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


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate according to the directions on the package.
  • 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!
  • 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.



  1. 5 stars
    This makes great little presents for neighbors, coworkers etc. Last year I put them in glass jars with a bow, so cute. Great, easy recipe to make with your kid and YES it’s freaking addictive. I’m from Hawaii so swapped mochi crunch (Japanese teriyaki rice crackers) for he pretzels and it was so ono!

  2. 5 stars
    Insanely simple to make. Used a double boiler to melt the chocolate. I used 30oz of white chocolate. The mix is delicious & festive. Will package some up to share as gifts. Will plan to make every Christmas from now on!

  3. I bought white almond bark thinking that was the same as white chocolate and now I’m realizing that is not true (lol). Would it still be good with almond bark?!

  4. Do you use the plain Cheerios? Also for banking this Christmas mix and your m&m cookies do you use the regular size M&Ms or the ones in the baking section, the tiny ones?
    Kind regards,

  5. 5 stars
    Just made this and it’s delicious and so easy! Only modification I made was to add a scoop of coconut oil to the white chocolate before melting just to make it thinner to toss, but definitely not necessary by any means. Makes excellent little gifts for people, and super easy to make this gluten-free if needed.

  6. 5 stars
    Go ahead and double the recipe because it’s impossible to stop eating – you’ll need more if you plan on sharing with others! So delicious and easy to make!

    1. I was wondering the same Jenn.
      I’m not a huge white chocolate fan and was wondering if marshmallow could be substituted.
      I read above someone asked if milk chocolate could be used instead and Gabby said it could but would look different, obvi.
      Wonder if marshmallow could be used instead of chocolate.

    2. I would not recommend marshmallow. It will get soggy. But I promise, even white chocolate skeptics love this recipe

  7. What would you recommend for a substitute for the Wheat and Corn Chex? We dont have those where I live in Canada. We do have chocolate, apple cinnamon, honey nut and cinnamon. What would you suggest? Or some other cereal altogether? I’d really like to try to make this recipe.

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