Chex mix candy {last minute treat}


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With Christmas just around the corner, I have the perfect little gift idea for you! This simple craft/recipe is so easy to make, and your neighbors, friends and teachers will all love it! The fun thing about these take out boxes is they come in all kinds of fun colors and sizes. Get creative!

{Chex Mix Candy}


Chex mix candy {last minute treat}


  • 5 cups of Honey Nut Chex
  • 4 cups of mini pretzels
  • 1 pkg. of vanilla candi quik
  • 1 package of peanut m&m’s
  • 1 cup of melted chocolate
  • 2 crushed candy canes (optional)


1. Combine the chex, pretzels and m&m’s in a large bowl.
2. Melt your candiquick and pour over the top of the chex mix. Stir until combined.
3. Drizzle with chocolate and top with crushed candy canes.


Fill your boxes with the yummy chex mix and tie a cute bow with bakers twine or ribbon. I found these fun Chinese Boxes at Hobby Lobby, but I have seen them at several other craft stores. I also added a fun little accordion pinwheel to the front (you can find the whole tutorial here), but it would be cute with a fun gift tag as well. This is a super easy gift to put together, and your friends will LOVE it!

Warning: This Chex Mix is very addicting…but oh so yummy! ;)

Hope everyone has a Happy Holidays!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Cranberry Morning posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:01 am (#

    This is a great recipe! And I can easily make it gluten free. I love the boxes and the decoration. Makes it a very festive-looking package.

    • Jamielyn posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:14 am (#

      Thanks for your comment! This recipe would be really easy to substitute. You’ll have to let me know how you like it. Have a Happy Christmas!

  2. Nancy C posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:08 am (#

    And now you have solved my, “What to give to my coworkers” worry! This looks great and super easy!!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:13 am (#

      Yay! Glad I could help. :) Hope you and yours have a Happy Christmas! xo

  3. Kristen Oxendine posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:10 am (#

    Love this idea! How creative! Do you think that the Wilton’s candy melts would work just as well?
    Happy Holidays!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:12 am (#

      Thank you! I think those would work great! I love those candies. :)

  4. Sabrina Jackson posted on December 19, 2011 at 8:57 am (#

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make this

    • Jamielyn posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:12 am (#

      Ooo it’s so good and so addicting! ;)

  5. Becky posted on November 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm (#

    Planning on making these for neighbors and friends! Question for you… does this recipe make enough to fit one Chinese food box or more? Trying to think of serving size and how much it actually makes.  Any input you may have (i.e. This recipe was good for gifting to 3 families or only 1) would be great.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 21, 2016 at 7:01 am (#

      This recipe makes about 10 cups of deliciousness, and I used 2-cup Chinese food boxes. I was able to fill four beautifully and had a little leftover because I kept snacking as I worked. :)

      So how many it makes will depend on how big your containers you use – but it should result in about 10 cups of snacking mix.