White Chocolate Trash Mix (Chex Mix)

Alton Brown’s White Chocolate Trash Mix – aka White Chocolate Christmas Chex Mix – HIGHLY addictive! Makes a great neighbor or co-worker gift. Chex cereal, mixed nuts, cheerios, m&m candies, pretzels, and white chocolate. A must for your holiday dessert tray! Everyone loves this no-bake holiday dessert recipe! #chexmix #chocolate #christmas #snack #snackmix

bowl of white chocolate chex mix

White Chocolate Christmas Chex Mix

A few years ago Alton Brown tweeted a copy of his mother’s White Chocolate Trash Mix recipe. I saved the tweet so I could make it at a later date. That date finally rolled around, and I’m wondering why I waited so long! OMG! SO good! A little sweet, a little salty, and a whole lotta good! It is highly addictive! We could not stop eating this!! PLUS it only takes about 5 minutes to make!

How to Make White Chocolate Trash Mix

This snack mix is basically a white chocolate Chex mix. It is Chex cereal, Cheerios, M&Ms, mixed nuts tossed in white chocolate. This is called trash mix because you can just throw in anything you have on hand into the mix. If you like it, just throw it in!

  • Can use any flavor of Chex cereal you prefer. You can also substitute Crispix cereal for all of the Chex cereal.
  • I used a can of mixed nuts. Feel free to use your favorite nuts instead – pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, pistachios all work great.
  • Can swap M&M’s for Reese’s Pieces – YUM!
  • I used white chocolate chips. You can use chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • You can substitute an equal amount of almond bark for the white chocolate chips.
  • I used a bag of Goldfish Pretzels. I like them because they are small. If you can’t find the Goldfish pretzels, any pretzels will work just fine.
bowl of white chocolate chex mix

Easy Snack Mix for Parties & Gifts

This recipe makes a TON of White Chocolate Christmas Chex Mix! It would be great at a party and also makes great teacher/co-worker/neighbor gifts. Package the snack mix in small cellophane bags or a cute Dollar Tree Christmas tin and you are set! I make several batches of this stuff every year. Everyone LOVES it!

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bowl of white chocolate chex mix

White Chocolate Trash Mix

Yield: 15 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Alton Brown's White Chocolate Trash Mix – white chocolate Chex mix – HIGHLY addictive! Makes a great neighbor or co-worker gift. Chex cereal, mixed nuts, cheerios, m&m candies, pretzels, and white chocolate. A must for your holiday dessert tray! Everyone loves this no-bake holiday dessert recipe! #chexmix #chocolate #christmas #snack #snackmix

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • cups Cheerios cereal
  • cups mixed nuts
  • 1 (12-oz) bag M&M candies
  • 1 (8-oz) bag pretzel Goldfish
  • 3 (12-oz) packages white chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, toss together cereals, nuts, M&Ms, and pretzels.
  • Melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir. Continue heating chocolate in 30 second intervals until melted.
  • Pour melted white chocolate over cereal mixture. Toss until fully coated. Pour coated mixture on foil, parchment or wax paper. Allow chocolate to set up. Break mixture into pieces.

Notes:

  • Can use any flavor of Chex cereal you prefer. You can also substitute Crispix cereal for all of the Chex cereal.
  • I used a can of mixed nuts. Feel free to use your favorite nuts instead – pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, pistachios all work great.
  • Can swap M&M’s for Reese’s Pieces – YUM!
  • I used white chocolate chips. You can use chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • You can substitute an equal amount of almond bark for the white chocolate chips.
  • I used a bag of Goldfish Pretzels. I like them because they are small. If you can’t find the Goldfish pretzels, any pretzels will work just fine.

Steph

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