Christmas Crack

A few years back, I went to this ugly sweater party and someone made a Chex Party Mix It was nothing fancy but everyone loved it. Call is nostalgia, but everyone gobbled it right up.

Fast forward to now, and I wanted to make something like that for Amelia’s lunchbox and a holiday party we were going to. It had to serve double duty, so I used kids cereal and covered it in white chocolate. I topped it off with some festive caramel M&M’s and had the BEST sweet and savory party snack around. It was the first thing Amelia ate at lunch that day (go figure!) and the bowl was cleaned out by the end of the holiday party. It was the real winner at the ugly sweater party!

Christmas Crack

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 cup Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 bag red & green caramel M&M’s
  • 10-oz White Chocolate
  • Red & green sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl combine the Cheerios, Chex, Pretzels and m&m’s. Mix them up a bit, making sure that everything is evenly distributed.
  2. Meanwhile, over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted and is a smooth consistency, drizzle the chocolate over the cereal mix and combine with a wooden spoon or hands. Make sure all the cereal is covered in chocolate.
  3. Once the entire batch has been combined, lay it out to dry on a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle with red & green sprinkles and let dry for 1 hour so the chocolate is cooled and hard. Break it up into medium pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy! 
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