With the perfect blend of sweet and salty, this recipe for White Chocolate Chex Mix is your new favorite homemade snack!
This delicious snack recipe includes Chex mix covered in white chocolate and mixed with salty ingredients like peanuts and pretzels.
Great as a holiday treat, as something to munch on while watching the game, or as a fun dessert, this Chex mix white chocolate treat is the perfect blend of light, sweet flavors and crispy crunchy salty ingredients.
With the ability to easily customize to your liking, this is sure to become a new favorite snack when you’re craving that salty-sweet combination.
There’s no baking involved and only a couple of ingredients, so this snack mix is beyond easy to prepare and yields great results!
Why You’ll Love this Chex Mix with White Chocolate
If you’re a fan of sweet and salty snacks, this recipe will blow you away! So easy to make and great to customize for special occasions, this Chex mix is an instant classic.
The base recipe calls for two kinds of cereal, pretzel sticks, and peanuts, but you can add a wide variety of additional ingredients to your taste.
Cover it all in creamy, melted white chocolate and you’ve got an addictive snack that you won’t be able to stop reaching for!
This white chocolate snack mix comes together in just a few minutes, so it’s great when you have a snack craving and want something fast and easy.
Crunchy, creamy, and satisfying, this Chex mix with white chocolate is the ultimate treat!
Fans of white chocolate won’t be able to get enough of this snack mix, which is great to pair with White Chocolate Bark for an addition treat.
Ingredients for Homemade Chex Mix
- Rice Chex and Corn Chex – I like to use both kinds of cereal for a bit of flavor variation. If you like, you can use all of one or the other, or play with the proportions.
- Pretzel Sticks – provide a tasty crunch and a nice amount of salty flavor to balance out all the sweetness.
- Dry Roasted Peanuts – depending on how salty you like your snack mix, use salted or unsalted.
- White Chocolate – white chocolate chips or candy melts are both great options here.
Helpful Tools and Supplies
- Baking Sheet – An easy way to spread and cool your Chex mix.
- Wax Paper or Parchment Paper – Prevents the Chex mix from sticking to the pan.
- Large Bowl
- Spoon or Spatula
Recipe for White Chocolate Chex Mix
- In a large bowl, combine cereal, pretzels, and peanuts.
- Melt the white chocolate in a pan over low heat or double boiler, stirring constantly until smooth and completely melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal, nut and pretzels mixture in the bowl, stirring gently to coat everything evenly.
- Spread coated cereal mixture onto a baking sheet covered with wax paper.
- When cooled, break into pieces.
Popular Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Add other kinds of cereal like Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, or any of your favorites.
- For additional crunch, use other kinds of nuts like cashews, pecans, or walnuts. You can also use mini pretzels in fun shapes.
- Christmas Chex Mix with White Chocolate – Add festive sprinkles to the Chex mix before the white chocolate cools and hardens. You could also include red and green colored candies like M&Ms. Many brands sell holiday-specific versions of candies with special colors.
- This concept can be applied to any holiday. Use candy corn for Halloween, heart sprinkles for Valentine’s Day, or green candies for Saint Patrick’s Day!
- Make this white chocolate Chex mix with almond bark for a similar result. Almond bark is somewhat similar to white chocolate and is especially good for melting and coating.
- If you like your snack mix extra sweet, mix in some unmelted white chocolate chips as well. You could also use regular milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Other mix-ins: marshmallows, crumbled cookies, popcorn, dried fruit.
- For a real treat, combine this recipe with Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn for a fun snack mix!
- This white chocolate snack mix is great to make for homemade gifts or goody bags. Be sure to seal the bags well to keep the mix fresh.
- Using wax paper is a crucial part of this recipe. If you spread the mix out on the baking sheet without it, it will stick and be hard to remove.
- Add a bit of coconut oil to your chocolate if you want to give it a smoother texture.
- If you find the snack mix is too sweet, add a bit of salt.
- Feel free to double or triple this recipe if you know you’ll be feeding a large crowd. This snack mix goes fast!
- Help your Chex mix stay fresh and store in an airtight container or zip top bag once it’s fully cooled.
- Chex mix can be stored at room temperature and will last up to a week. Ensure a longer shelf life by keeping it somewhere cool and dry.
- Freeze this Chex mix for up to 3 months at a time. Allow it to thaw at room temperature when it’s time to enjoy.
Is white chocolate the same as almond bark?
No, these are two different things! White chocolate is made with cocoa butter, milk products, and vanilla.
Almond bark is made with vegetable fats and various added colors and flavors. It’s a bit less flavorful and less creamy, but easier to melt than chocolate.
Despite its name, there are no almonds in almond bark. The name comes from its original use: covering almonds. It’s still largely used for this, but it can also be used as a substitute for white chocolate.
Is it safe to microwave white chocolate?
Yes, it’s safe to melt white chocolate this way. However, you run the risk of burning the chocolate in the microwave. I recommend using a double boiler or melting the chocolate over low heat on the stove top.
If you do use the microwave, heat for 25-30 seconds at a time maximum. Stir the chocolate in between and keep in mind that it will continue to melt even when it’s out of the microwave.
Can this Chex mix be made with other flavors?
Absolutely! Try this Homemade Muddie Buddies recipe for a fun twist on chex mix. Also called Puppy Chow, this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker uses Chex cereal for a chocolate and peanut butter flavored confection!
White Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe
- Add cereal, nuts and pretzels to a large bowl.
- Melt chocolate in pan over low heat or double boiler, stirring constantly until smooth.
- Drizzle over cereal, nut and pretzels mixture in bowl, stirring gently to coat all.
- Spread mixture onto wax paper.
- When cooled, break into pieces.
- Use white chocolate chips, candy melts, or almond bark.
- Mix in colorful sprinkles for extra flair.
- Additional ingredients to include: chocolate candies, cashews, marshmallows, chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts.
- Feel free to add other types of cereal as well.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g