So tell me…do you set cookies out for Santa? Maybe a carrot or two for his Reindeer? This White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix to please Santa and his gang!

White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix in Santa Mug

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Peppermint Chex Mix

For this recipe, we have changed our original Puppy Chow Recipe a bit for the holidays. Still the original Chex cereal, melted chocolate and powdered sugar. However for the holidays, we have added peppermint and some sparkly sugar sprinkles for a fun addition. 

And this Snack Mix makes a great gift too! 

How to make White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix

White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix

Ingredients

  • Chex Cereal – rice or corn is fine
  • White Chocolate Almond Bark – you can also use white chocolate chips but I have found Almond Bark to be easiest to melt
  • Candy Canes
  • Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles – or other Christmas sprinkles you like
  • Powdered Sugar

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Large Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Resealable Bags – 1 large and 1 medium
  • Rolling Pin or Hammer – for breaking up the candy canes
  • Measuring Cup
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet with rim

How to make White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix

  1. Add Chex cereal to large bowl
  2. Crush candy canes in medium resealable bag using a rolling pin or hammer
  3. Melt Almond Bark in microwave safe bowl. Start with 1 minute, then stir. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few bits of chocolate left, then stir until completely melted. 
  4. Pour melted chocolate over cereal, stir until well coated
  5. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and sprinkles
  6. Stir to mix in the candy canes
  7. Pour into large resealable bag
  8. Add powdered sugar into bag, close and shake
  9. Pour mixture onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  10. Let set for about 10 minutes until chocolate is hard

White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix in Pan

Here are a few tips that I have found helpful with making this Chex Mix – 

Cook’s Tip #1: Melting chocolate – if you still have larger pieces of chocolate chips left after heating for 1 minute, continue heating in microwave for 5-10 seconds at a time. 

The key though is to stop the heating process BEFORE all the chocolate chips are melted. It’s really easy to burn chocolate in the microwave, so it’s best to stop before they are completely melted and stir until they are melted. 

Cook’s Tip #2: Powdered Sugar – is also known as Confectioners Sugar

Cook’s Tip #3: Children – this recipe is a great starter recipe for young cooks, just be sure to give supervision with the warm bowl of chocolate mixture and the microwave. 

Cook’s Tip #4: This White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix makes a great gift for teachers, friends, neighbors, the postal worker and more! 

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White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix

 

 

White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix

White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This SUPER easy White Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix is great for gifts!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of Rice or Corn Chex cereal
  • 6 block white chocolate Almond Bark
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 tablespoon Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles or other Christmas sprinkles
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Measure cereal and add to a large bowl.
  2. Crush the candy canes using a resealable bag and hammer or rolling pin to crush.
  3. Melt Almond Bark in microwave safe bowl. Start with 1 minute, then stir. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few bits of chocolate left, then stir until completely melted. 
  4. Pour melted chocolate over cereal and stir until coated.
  5. Add crushed candy canes and sprinkles then mix to coat
  6. Add mixture to large resealable bag, add powdered sugar, close and shake to coat
  7. Spread onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet, spread evenly and sprinkle with additional crushed candy canes, if desired
  8. Let set about 10 minutes
  9. Store in airtight container or bag
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 25mg Carbohydrates: 54g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 26g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

 

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