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White Chocolate Snack Mix

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Day 4 of 25 Days of Christmas. Do you consider yourself a recipe follower or not? If you like to experiment, this White Chocolate Snack Mix might be the recipe for you! You can add or take out ingredients and try different flavor combinations with this recipe. You can also make it any time of the year and use seasonal M&M colors to match the holiday.

Brown box of M&M's candies.
M&M’s. Photo credit: Yayimages.

I wanted to make a variety of goodies this year and I was only planning on making a savory snack mix. I came across this recipe that I had saved a long time ago but never tried. It was so easy and delicious! It can get a bit messy when you’re mixing in the white chocolate, but a little messy is fun, right?


  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Rice Chex
  • Mini Pretzels
  • M&M’s
  • Peanuts

Equipment You May Need

  • Large Plastic Bag
  • Microwave
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Wooden Spoon

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I melt the white chocolate chips without burning them? Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in short intervals, stirring in between each interval. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler on the stovetop to melt the chocolate slowly over low heat.

How should I store the white chocolate snack mix? Store the snack mix in an airtight container at room temperature. This helps to keep it fresh and prevents it from becoming stale.

Can I make this snack mix ahead of time Yes, you can make the snack mix ahead of time. Just ensure it’s stored properly in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

What can I do if the mix seems too sweet or too salty? If it’s too sweet, you can balance it by adding more unsalted ingredients like pretzels or Chex cereal. If it’s too salty, consider adding more sweet elements like M&M’s or increasing the quantity of white chocolate.

Can I make a larger batch for a party or gathering? Yes, you can easily scale up the recipe to make a larger batch. Just be sure to maintain the ratio of ingredients for a balanced flavor.

Chex cereal, pretzels, M&M's, and peanuts coated in white chocolate.

Substitutions and Variations

Chocolate Chips: You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even flavored chips like butterscotch or caramel chips.

Chex Cereal: Experiment with different types of Chex cereal, such as corn, wheat, or a combination of both.

M&M’s: Swap M&M’s with other candy-coated chocolates or candies like Reese’s Pieces, chocolate-covered nuts, or yogurt-covered raisins.

Pretzels: Replace pretzels with other salty snacks like mini pretzel twists, salted popcorn, or even small cheese crackers. Use different shapes and sizes of pretzels for added visual appeal and texture.

Peanuts: Substitute peanuts with almonds, cashews, or a mix of your favorite nuts.

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

If you like this White Chocolate Snack Mix, you might also like my Homemade Gumdrops or my Mint Truffles. My friend, Lynn, made a Halloween version of this snack mix. To see hers, click here!

White Chocolate Christmas Snack Mix

A sweet and savory snack mix perfect for the holidays!
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 20 ounces white chocolate chips (2 bags)
  • 1 large box rice cereal
  • 16 ounces mini pretzels (1 bag)
  • 10 ounces M&M's
  • 2 cups peanuts salted


  • In a large plastic bag (a sturdy trash bag works best), dump the cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and M&M's.
  • Close the bag and shake up the dry ingredients until mixed.
  • Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted, stirring in between.
  • Pour melted chocolate over the dry ingredients.
  • Close the bag and shake until coated evenly.
  • Lay out on cookie sheets to dry and harden.

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