Christmas Crunch Mix

Christmas Crunch Mix

My husband found this recipe and made a few batches over the weekend. If you’re still looking for something to take to the family Christmas gathering, this very well may be your recipe. It is quick and delicious. It travels well and is typically gone within minutes. A crowd pleaser you might say. Try it, you have time!!

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Christmas Crunch Mix



4 cups rice Chex cereal
3 cups frosted or regular Cheerios
2 cups snaps pretzels or holiday-shaped pretzels
11/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 (16 ounce) package vanilla candy coating
1 (2.9 ounce) container holiday festive sprinkles
1 cup red and green M&M’s minis or regular M&M’s
1 cup red and green peanut M&M’s
2 cups gingerman mini cookies


In a large bowl, combine the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzels and peanuts.

In a microwave safe bowl or the container the candy coating comes in, melt the candy coating according to package directions, usually 90 seconds to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 second interval until melted and smooth. Be sure not to over melt the candy coating as it will burn and become too thick to stir and coat the mix evenly. Pour the melted candy coating over the ingredients in the large bowl and toss to coat with a large spoon. Ingredients should be evenly coated in the candy coating.

Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a parchment paper covered sheet pan. Immediately sprinkle with the sprinkles and then the M&M’s. Lay gingermen cookies evenly across mixture. You can find mini ginger men cookies at Target, Kroger or Walmart.

Allow mixture to cool completely. Break apart to serve. Store in an airtight container or baggie at room temperature.

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