Christmas Chex Mix with rice cereal, M&M's and vanilla almond bark, is a simple and delicious snack mix for those last minute Christmas preparations. Kid friendly and adult friendly too! This recipe makes great teacher's gifts.
Any last minute plans you have to make for Christmas? Any Christmas parties you signed up for at the school that you forgot you needed to bring a snack too? Well, I have an EASY and SIMPLE snack mix you can make.
This Christmas Chex Mix is loaded with pretzels, M&M's, Rice Cereal and Vanilla Almond Bark. No baking required, just melted almond bark.
I didn't sign up for any Christmas party treats but I did sign up for napkins. Should have signed up for treats, I guess. These Christmas cookies would have been a great idea as well.
This Christmas snack mix can really have anything in it. If you would rather have peanut butter M&M's you can or mint M&M's. I added Rice Krispies cereal but you don't have to if you don't have it. The extra crunch is what I was going for.
Mix the mix
Mix pretzels, rice cereal, M&M's and Rice Krispies in a large bowl.
Then melt vanilla almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Pour over cereal mixture.
After mixing well, spread mixture on top of wax paper to cool. After cooling, you will need to break the mix up into little bite sized pieces.
You can serve this classic vanilla crunch mix for teacher's gifts, in a clear bowl, or as a centerpiece and the Christmas mix can be munched on throughout the party.
Yes, this easy Christmas snack mix will be a hit at the party. The kiddos (and adults) will love it!
This mix does not need to be refrigerated but does need to be kept in a cool location (not by a sunny window). Be sure to keep it in an airtight container.
Oh, the substitutions. They are really limitless. You can add dried cranberries, chocolate chips, mint chips. Sprinkled bits of crushed peppermint candy would be good as well.
Can you use chocolate almond bark? Yes... but I really don't think it would be as good. It's up to you, though.
Classic Vanilla Crunch Mix
- 6 Squares Vanilla Almond Bark
- 6 cups Rice Chex
- 1 cup Rice Krispies
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 1 cup M&M's
- Mix cereals, pretzels and M&M's in a large bowl
- Melt Vanilla Almond Bark in a bowl according to package directions
- Pour over cereal and mix well
- Spread cereal over wax paper to cool for 15 minutes
- Break into bite sized pieces and place in airtight container