Here is a sweet snack mix that is delicious and colorful. Saltiness and sweetness is the best combination! Don't be afraid of trying other cereals, candy or nuts. Salted almonds, granola, or, butterscotch chips would be fine substitutes or additions.

Sue
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line 3 baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine mini pretzels, toasted oat cereal, crispy corn cereal squares, salted peanuts, and candy-coated chocolate pieces. Set aside.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and oil on medium-high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Microwave on high for 10 seconds; stir until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well.

  • Spread onto prepared baking sheets. Cool; break apart. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 28.3g 9% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 4.7mg 2% DV; sodium 262.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2005
I've been making this for years but I use only one Tbsp of oil. This helps the white chocolate to retain a bit more of a "chocolate" consistency. I also substitute Peanut candy-coated chocolate pieces because my family just can't get enough of the nuts. You can substitute Valentines Easter 4th of July and Fall colored candy pieces to adapt this to any holiday or season. Great alternative to traditional snack mixes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
3.5/5 stars. I was so excited to find this recipe because a woman at my church always made a similar mix when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it. I was somewhat disappointed with this recipe because there is simply not enough chocolate to coat all the ingredients--and I used two FOURTEEN oz. bags of choc. chips plus the listed 3 tbsp of oil! I'm going to try adding at least another half bag and see if it's better. Read More
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213 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 172
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2005
I've been making this for years but I use only one Tbsp of oil. This helps the white chocolate to retain a bit more of a "chocolate" consistency. I also substitute Peanut candy-coated chocolate pieces because my family just can't get enough of the nuts. You can substitute Valentines Easter 4th of July and Fall colored candy pieces to adapt this to any holiday or season. Great alternative to traditional snack mixes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
This was the best Christmas snack I've ever made! Following someone else's suggestion, I reduced the amount of oil just a bit. I used holiday-shaped pretzels with the green and red M&Ms. I also used golden grahams cereal to add a little extra sweetness to go with the salty of the peanuts and pretzels. I couldn't put it down. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
I make this recipe with Christmas tree shaped pretzels and red and green M & M's. When tied into a cellophane bag and inserted into a festive container this makes a tasty inexpensive and personal gift! I also print the recipe on a recipe card and slip it into the container since everyone always asks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2007
I have given this snack mix as Christmas gifts two years in a row now. I always get people raving about it. I absolutely love it too and have difficulty stopping myself from eating all of it when I'm making it! I usually add about 1/2 package more of the white chocolate chips just to cut down on the oil and cover everything better. I also spread my whole kitchen table with waxed paper (I tape it to the table with tape) and just dump this stuff out on it to cool. Then just throw away the paper when you're done! Makes clean-up easier I think! This is good stuff -- you can't go wrong with it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2005
I found the chocolate coating to be kind of wet or greasy even after letting it set up. I ended up putting the mix back into the bowl and tossing it all with a little powdered sugar. It fixed the greasy problem and still tasted good. I loved the sweet and salty combination but next time I won't add 3T of oil to the chocoalate chips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2006
I love this mis and make it all the time. Since my time is limited, I have adapted it to my "busy mom" schedule. I buy the foil snack bags of Traditional Chex Mix and add in extras like M&M's, peanuts, crusehd up candy bar. The bag already has the pretzels and the seasoning is wonderful. If I can find the white bark I use that, if not, then white chocolate chips work great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the one I have been looking for! It is utterly addictive. Makes a ton of snack mix. I used christmas mix m&m's and square pretzels. Filled disposable decorating bags with it and tied at the base with red and green ribbons to give as office gifts. Resembles snow covered Christmas trees. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
Delicious recipe Sue. Everyone loved the sweet and salty mix. However I expected the chocolate to cover the ingredients completely. Next time I will double the chocolate the pretzels and peanuts because those were everyon's favorite part. I will definately make again and plan to add them to my Christmas gift baskets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
This was excellent! I had a little extra of the cereal pretzels etc so I used them up - but after reading the reviews I decided to also melt a package of "swirled" peanut butter/chocolate chips. Mixed them in first then did the white chocolate as directed. Used giant m & m's because i had them on hand. It was simple easy enough clean up and really tasty - the sweet/salty thing is addictive. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
3.5/5 stars. I was so excited to find this recipe because a woman at my church always made a similar mix when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it. I was somewhat disappointed with this recipe because there is simply not enough chocolate to coat all the ingredients--and I used two FOURTEEN oz. bags of choc. chips plus the listed 3 tbsp of oil! I'm going to try adding at least another half bag and see if it's better. Read More
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