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Christmas Chex Mix

This sweet and salty Christmas Chex mix is a guaranteed hit at your holiday parties. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, this is the perfect no-bake dessert recipe.

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Easy Holiday Chex Mix

We love this sweet and salty white chocolate chex mix (also known as Christmas crack chex mix or Christmas white trash).

  • Easy to make. This Christmas Christmas chex mix recipe is an easy no-bake recipe that only uses the microwave and is done in less than 30 minutes.
  • Makes a great neighbor gift. Just place the dessert in a cute bag and tie with some baking twine.
  • Family favorite for Christmas movie night.

5 Simple Ingredients

Christmas Chex Mix ingredients on counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Chex cereal: You can use rice chex or corn chex cereal, or a mixture of both if you’d like.
  • Cheerios: These also add a nice crunch. Plain or honey nut both taste delicious.
  • Pretzels: I like to use pretzels sticks, broken in half. They add a salty component to the snack mix. You can also use mini pretzel twists.
  • M&M’s: Use the Christmas M&M’s to add a pop of color and some holiday cheer!
  • White chocolate: Use high quality white chocolate for the best result (I love the Ghirardelli melting wafers).

Extra Mix-In’s

  • Use peanut or peanut butter M&M’s instead of regular, or even a mixture of both.
  • Add in peanuts, pecans or walnuts for even more salty flavor.
  • Mini pretzels will work in place of pretzel sticks.
  • Mix in some holiday sprinkles to make it even more festive.
  • Sometimes I add in some mini marshmallows if we have them in the pantry.
  • Make this for any holiday with different color M&M’s. Whether it’s Halloween, 4th of July or you’re making Valentine Chex Mix, this recipe works perfect!

How to Make Christmas Chex Mix

Showing how to make Christmas Chex Mix.
  1. COMBINE the cereals, pretzels and M&M’s chocolate candies together in a large bowl. Mix cereal together.
  2. MELT the white chocolate chips or wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in 30 second intervals in the microwave until smooth. Be careful not to overcook the chocolate or it will burn.
  3. POUR the chocolate over the cereal mixture and stir until well coated. Then spread the mixture out onto a piece of wax paper or parchment paper (I like to set on a cookie sheet).
  4. Cool. Let cool for about 15 minutes (or until the chocolate has hardened completely).
Christmas chex mix on parchment paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make Chex Mix not soggy?

Don’t add in any extra liquid and allow the chocolate to cool a minute before stirring in (don’t wait too long or it will harden).

Can you freeze Christmas Chex Mix?

Yes, this recipe freezes great! Make sure to place in a zip lock or covered container. Store in the freezer up to 3 months.

What is Chex Christmas Mix made of?

Chex, cheerios, pretzels, m&m’s and white chocolate.

Storing + Freezing

Once the chocolate has hardened, break the mixture into pieces and store in an airtight container or zip top bag. It will keep on the counter for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.  

Christmas chex mix recipe in a bowl.

For more easy holiday favorites, check out my rich microwave fudge or microwave caramels.

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Christmas chex mix on parchment paper.

Christmas Chex Mix

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Sweet and salty Christmas chex mix made with just 5 simple ingredients. This is the perfect no-bake dessert recipe to have in your back pocket during the busy holiday season! 
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Rest: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16



  • 3 cups Chex , rice or corn
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1-2 cups pretzel sticks , broken in half
  • 1 cup Christmas M&M's , more for topping
  • 10 ounces white chocolate , I used Ghirardelli wafers


  • In a large bowl, combine the Chex, Cheerios, pretzels and M&M's. Stir until combined.
  • Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and then melt in 30 second increments (stirring in between). Do not overcook or it will burn.
  • Next pour the melted chocolate over the chex mix and stir until well coated. Then pour the chex onto a peice of wax or parchment paper. Sprinkle extra m&m's on top for color if desired while the chocolate is still warm.
  • Allow to set until hardened (at least 15 minutes). Store in a zip top bag or covered container. Store on the counter for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.


Freezer instructions: Place in a sealed container or zip top bag for up to 3 months. Remove 30 minutes before ready to serve.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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