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. It’s Chex Christmas Mix and I am READY for it.
Have you ever had Christmas Crack / Chex Christmas Mix? Wait, back up. Have you even heard of Christmas Crack? It goes by many names but bottom line – it’s delicious. In the Dalkin household growing up it was just plain old mix. Someone nicknamed it Christmas Crack back in culinary school. And Thomas frequently references Chex Christmas Mix when he needs a batch. Bottom line – doesn’t matter what you call it – it’s EVERYTHING.
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.
Chex Christmas Mix 101:
- Q: What is Chex Christmas Mix?
A: 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
- 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.
For other fun Chex Mix Recipes…
- Coconut White Chocolate Chex Party Mix
- White Chocolate Marshmallow S’mores Chex Bars
- Halloween Chex Mix
- 4th of July Mix
- Double Dark Chocolate Muddy Buddies
- 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.