Rating: 4.72 stars
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is that old party standby that people just love to munch on.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
28
Yield:
12 to 14 cups
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Ingredients

28
Original recipe yields 28 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, slowly melt the white chocolate. In a large bowl, combine cereals, pretzels, peanuts and candy coated chocolates. Slowly pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture and stir to evenly coat.

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  • Spread the mixture onto wax paper and cool. Break into small pieces, store in an air-tight container and refrigerate to keep fresh.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 3.8mg; sodium 193.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (80)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2008
I make this every Christmas now with the following changes: used 2 pkgs of Ghiradelli white chocolate chips (tastes much better than the other brands) used 1 can whole cashews and 1 bag red & green M&M's without peanuts. This is so good I am thinking of packing it up in holiday food bags for giving at the office next year. Read More
(166)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
I had a very hard time with this recipe. I have had something similar to this mix before however it tasted much better than this blend. I thought this version was a waste of time money and effort. Read More
(9)
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2008
I make this every Christmas now with the following changes: used 2 pkgs of Ghiradelli white chocolate chips (tastes much better than the other brands) used 1 can whole cashews and 1 bag red & green M&M's without peanuts. This is so good I am thinking of packing it up in holiday food bags for giving at the office next year. Read More
(166)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
Every time I make this people ask me for the recipe. We love it. The only thing I do different is melt the white chocolate in the microwave 1 minute at a time mixing in between and add cashews instead of peanuts. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
Delicious and so easy. I simplified and only used 4C Rice Chex 3C pretzel sticks and 2C peanuts. I used white chocolate chips and just melted them in the microwave on Medium power. So good- we can't stop eating it! Read More
(75)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
This is a perfect version of this holiday favorite -- don't bother looking anywhere else for your recipe. I agree with other reviewers that the double boiler is unnecessary -- just melt chips or broken-up bars in the microwave. PLEASE don't economize on this recipe -- Ghiradelli is a must to make this taste great -- no stuff labeled "white candy coating" here! When I make this I mix everything except the M & M's with the white chocolate then after it's mixed add the candy. This keeps the candy from melting if the white chocolate is hot. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
I made this for a party and everyone loved it! I added craisins and instead of just using peanuts I added a can of mixed nuts as well. Satisfies the sweet/salty tooth! (Melted white chocolate chips in the microwave - MUCH easier) Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
This is a great variation of Chex Mix! I made it last year for coworkers and it was a HUGE hit. Very easy quick recipe. I came back this year to find the recipe again--it's a keeper. WARNING: You may want to eat it all yourself!:) Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
Yummy!! I made this for my kindergartener's class snack and it was a hit. I used Halloween M&Ms and it looked very cute. I kept some of it here at home and I couldn't stay out of it. Everyone wants the recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
I make an "adult" version with toasted slivered almonds instead of peanuts and dried cranberries instead of m&m's. My "kid" version has no nuts and sprinkles instead of m&ms. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
I had a very hard time with this recipe. I have had something similar to this mix before however it tasted much better than this blend. I thought this version was a waste of time money and effort. Read More
(9)