Monday, December 9, 2019

Holiday Chex Mix

 I've made some Holiday Chex Mix to share with neighbors.  There are two boys that live next door, and I always like to give them treats for each holiday.  They're the sweetest neighbor kids, and are so polite, kind, and respectful.  How can you not love that?  My Santas were gifted to me from my daughter, except for the bottom one, that my late beloved gave to me. Don't you love the slippers on the Santas?

 The yummy treat is served in my pretty Santa teacup, but I have filled gift bags for the boys.

 I thought I'd show my mantle.  My sister sent me the snowflake lights that are on a timer.  Aren't they pretty? I've had the metal angels for so many years, and bought them at a local once a month trade days.

 I bought these fun headbands for my two youngest granddaughter at the Dollar Store.  Little Hayden wanted me to wear one, too. 

Yield: Varies according to how much each gift bag is filled

Holiday Chex Mix

Holiday Chex Mix

It's always nice to have some goodies to share with friends and neighbors! Using CandiQuick makes it so easy because you melt the candy right in the tray that it comes in.


  • 6 cups Rice Chex™ or Corn Chex™ cereal (I used a combo of them)
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists
  • 15 oz vanilla candy coating (almond bark) (about 9 cubes from 20-oz package) (I used a 16 oz package of vanilla CandiQuik)
  • 3 tablespoons holiday-colored sprinkles or nonpareils
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday-colored candy-coated chocolate candies


  1. Line large rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, mix cereal, marshmallows and pretzels. (I used a large Pyrex glass bowl that has a lid.)
  2. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring after 1 minute, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Pour onto cereal mixture; mix well.
  3. Spread on cookie sheet; sprinkle with holiday sprinkles, and cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
  4. In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, add coated cereal pieces and powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake to coat. Remove from bag; discard any remaining powdered sugar. See NOTE.
  5. In large serving bowl, mix coated cereal mixture and chocolate candies.


I used a large glass bowl that has a lid , instead of a 2-gallon bag for mixing and them shaking the powdered sugar onto the mix.
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Love the photo of you and Hayden wearing your headbands Kitty! Your Santa teacup is so pretty and perfect for enjoying some Chex Mix. Love your pretty mantle and sweet collection of Santas too! ♥

  2. You two are looking mighty festive! Adorable.

    Everything there is looking festive from the snowflakes (❄️♥️❄️) to the Santas. Very special Santas with their cute slippers on.

    Love this recipe and I think you are a special neighbor for honoring the boys in this way. It is good to encourage young people as you do starting with your own!

  3. Your mantel is very pretty, Kitty! The Santas are adorable and are such a cute display. The chex mix sounds so good and you're right, it would make nice gifts for friends and neighbours. Cute picture of you and your little one! Have a lovely day. Hugs...Sandi

  4. Hi Kitty!Sweet and adorable pictures!Made me smile!Blessings!

  5. Hi Kitty, those are the cutest Santas and nice teacup and of course your granddaughter too. Thanks for this recipe as it does make great gifts for neighbors and friends. I will have to make this next week. Hope you have a nice week. Hugs, Julie xo

  6. Lucky boys for living next to you. Why, they must smell the cooking aromas that swirl from out of your kitchen all the time. =) Your Santas are cute but I particularly love your mantle. LOVE those sweet little angels. Your home looks lovely dressed in all it's Christmas loveliness, Kitty.

  7. Lovin' your Santa tea cup Kitty and wish I had some of the Chex mix to munch on too:@)

  8. Your Santa's are darling!
    How adorable the two of you are with those head bands,Kitty.
    Your chex mix is a great idea and a good way to share with others.
    This year I'm sharing peanut brittle, it's been a few years since I've made it.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family~

  9. This sounds yummy; I bet the neighbor boys love it.

  10. You and Hayden are adorable! Chex Mix - the original salty one - is what I'm going to be making with my Grade 8 students next week. This version of yours sounds delicious, too.

  11. This mix is definitely one of my most favorite holiday treats! I LOVED seeing all your cute decorations...and the antlers are just darling too. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Sweet decorations and holiday headbands, Kitty! The chex mix is a holiday classic and staple, am I right??! I'll bet the boys loved it, I know I do whenever someone gifts it to me!

  13. Your Christmas decor is lovely, Kitty. I especially like the vintage-looking Santa tea set! What a unique teacup!

  14. It is so sweet of you to make the treat bags for your neighbor boys! The mix looks so yummy! A dear elderly friend used to make something similar to this, and it was just delicious! I'm so happy you are enjoying the Christmas season, sweet friend!

  15. Sorry I'm late Kitty, been under the weather :( but all better finally! Love your Chex mix, yum and love your presentation in a teacup, love that! What a sweet gesture giving your neighbors kiddos such a great treat. Love your pics, so cute. And, love your collection of santas, I know they are so special. Happy December.......

  16. Love your sweet Santas, LOVE the Santa tea cup, and LOVE LOVE Chex mix! You look adorable in your holiday headband Kitty! How nice to have sweet neighbor boys, I know they will love their treat bags this year! Christmas brings so many memories with it, but I hope yours are all happy...

  17. I've never seen a Cheesecake mix recipe quite like this. Very interesting!

  18. Oh that Santa cup has captured my heart! What a beautiful way to serve your Chex Mix! I love it in all varieties, sweet and savory! Hope you have a fun Christmas - you look great with the headband! Aren't the little ones just pure magic at Christmas?

  19. How special Kitty. Your Santa’s are adorable and I love the way you displayed them. What an adorable Santa cup. The Chex mix looks so yummy. Something to try. I recently made cinnamon roll popcorn. Happiest of holidays. Xo

  20. I like yer Scottish Santas ye ken! Och aye!

    God bless.

  21. Kitty - you two look so so cute in those headbands!!!

    I will be bell ringing with my little sis on friday - I need to get some fun holiday whimsical things before then and look the part. ♥♥

    Hope you are enjoying all this special season has to offer. Big hugs. ♥

  22. Oh my, those Santas and their slippers are adorable! And, so are you and your cutie pie granddaughter :) Love the holiday Chex mix idea!


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