Christmas Party Chex Mix

 

It’s time to get your Christmas Party Chex Mix on!

This Christmas Party Mix is SO easy to make! Cinnamon Sugar Chex meets a healthy trail mix for the perfect combo. /grabsomjoy.com

What’s fun about having a food blog is that you get to prep for holidays ahead of time. This usually means prepping a recipe weeks and sometimes months out. So in this case, the Christmas music of course had to come out as well so out came the Michael Buble Christmas album in November WAY before Thanksgiving and I’m not ashamed at all!

Christmas Party Chex Mix-GrabSomeJoy

So full disclosure, this fun Christmas  Party Chex Mix stems from everything I personally have been wanting in a Chex mix but have always felt is missing. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy and pretty much inhale Chex Mix when it’s out in a big bowl at a party. It pretty much screams, “EAT ME EAT ME!” Am I right?! I don’t know about you but  I’m first to devour the Rice Chex, then the pretzels, then the nuts, followed by the Corn Chex and Wheat Chex. And then you’d unfortunately find leftover in my bowl, the bagel chips. Poor bagel chips. 🙁

Tell me I’m not the only one to not eat the bagel chips!

Christmas Party Chex Mix-GrabSomeJoy

What I’ve really been wanting in my Chex Mix is more sweetness and more “healthy stuff” in my Chex Mix. Which basically means taking just my favorite party of the Chex Mix, the Rice Chex and marrying them with trail mix and Christmas M&M’s!  Because….that’s what makes it a Christmas Party Chex Mix and who can resist Christmas M&M’s?! Not me, and certainly not my sweet little helper, shown below. She pretty much was only interested in the M&M’s  hahaha! And who can blame her!

Personal Note 🙂

I share this sweet picture to also give you a glimpse into what’s it’s really like making recipes and trying to photograph them with a toddler and baby. Let’s just say it’s a total mixture of fun, craziness, frustration and often results in bribing sweet toddler with extra M&M’s and sometimes an episode or two of Doc McStuffins so I can squeeze in that extra shot. 🙂 It’s certainly been an adventure for sure and I am so thankful that I get to share this fun passion with my girls!

Christmas Party Mix-GrabSomeJoy

 

Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!

 

Christmas Party Chex Mix
Print Recipe
Chex cereal baked with cinnamon and sugar meets a sweet yet healthy trail mix to make up this fun bowl of Christmas Party Chex Mix!
Servings Prep Time
10-15 10
Cook Time
15
Servings Prep Time
10-15 10
Cook Time
15
Christmas Party Chex Mix
Print Recipe
Chex cereal baked with cinnamon and sugar meets a sweet yet healthy trail mix to make up this fun bowl of Christmas Party Chex Mix!
Servings Prep Time
10-15 10
Cook Time
15
Servings Prep Time
10-15 10
Cook Time
15
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
Cinnamon Sugar Chex
  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Put the Chex cereal in a large bowl. Pour the melted butter over the cereal and stir until combined. Stir int the cinnamon and sugar until everything is coated.
  3. Pour the Chex cereal onto a large baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring every three minutes so it evenly bakes. Once done, let cool on the baking sheet.
Toasting the nuts
  1. In a dry fry pan toast the nuts on medium/high heat for 3-5 minutes or until slightly brown and fragrant. Set aside.
Mix it all together!
  1. In a large serving bowl stir together the; baked Chex, nuts, craisins, toasted coconut chips, M&M's and dark chocolate chips. Serve and Enjoy!
  • Holly

    I love a good Chex mix and enjoyed making this for our Christmas party. It’s a nice combination of flavors and salty and sweet. I would prefer a higher ratio of Chex cereal to the other add ins, but that’s just me, and would be easy to alter. I did have trouble toasting the nuts. I think my stove runs hot, and I ended up having to throw away burnt pecans and pistachios, which was very disappointing! Next time, I’ll remember to use low heat.