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Almond bark-coated Christmas Chex mix is made in minutes, completely customizable, and perfect for sharing during the holidays.

Try Christmas Popcorn, Christmas Puppy Chow, and cute Christmas Wreath Cookies for more quick, cereal-inspired snacks, perfect for sharing with friends!

Close up of Christmas chex mix spread on a baking sheet to cool.

We Love A quick treat!

During Christmas, most of our traditions and favorite memories involve some kind of food! Watching Christmas movies, caroling, and gathering for parties, all involve sharing some of our favorite snacks, desserts, or festive drinks!

We love a good snack mix, and this is one of our favorites. Serve it up in cups for a perfect carry-and-play snack that EVERYONE will love!

Why we love it:

  • Delicious. Christmas Chex mix is covered in sweet almond bark and filled with peanuts and M&MS for a perfectly salty + sweet combination.
  • Party perfect. Christmas Chex mix is a perfect holiday snack for parties.
  • Great for sharing. It makes a good-sized batch, so it’s great for sharing!
Ingredients for Christmas chex mix measured and ready to use.

Simple Ingredients

  • Rice Chex cereal Wheat Chex, Corn Chex cereal, or even KIX cereal
  • pretzels – regular or mini pretzel twists
  • plain Cheerios – or Honey Nut Cheerios
  • peanuts almonds, pecans, or walnuts
  • Christmas M&Ms plain or peanut butter M&M’s
  • white almond bark
Combining cereal and pretzels in a white bowl.

Christmas Chex mix recipe

  1. DRY INGREDIENTS. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. ALMOND BARK. In a separate bowl, melt almond bark according to package directions.
  3. COMBINE + COOL. Pour bark over cereal mixture, mix well, and spread out on wax paper or parchment paper lined baking sheets to set.
    • I double this recipe all the time and it’s the perfect amount for parties!

Perfect Gift for neighbors and friends

This snack is easy to make and easy to make in big batches. Fill a brown bag and tie it with a ribbon, add to a plate of desserts, fill a wide-mouth mason jar, or grab a few Christmas containers at the dollar store.

Adding remaining dry ingredients to cereal mixture.

How to Melt Almond Bark

Almond bark can be melted in the microwave or on the stovetop. For smooth silky results, cut the bark into smaller chunks and don’t overfill the melting bowl.

  • When melting in the microwave, use a microwave-safe bowl.
    • Heat the bark for 30 seconds, then stir.
    • Repeat until the chocolate is smooth. 
  • Stovetop double boiler.
    • Add water to a small pot. Place a slightly larger heat-proof bowl on the pot so the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
    • Remove the bowl, bring the pot of water to boil, and reduce the heat to medium.
    • Add chocolate to the bowl and place it on top of the pot. The steam from the water will heat the bowl, melting the chocolate.
    • Stir until smooth. (Make sure that no water drips into the chocolate.)
Mix combined in a bowl, ready for almond bark coating.


  • Sprinkles. Mix in Christmas sprinkles to make it even more festive.
  • Marshmallows. Add mini marshmallows.
  • M&Ms. Use other colored M&M’s according to the different holidays.
  • Gluten-free. Rice Chex cereal is gluten-free, but you will need to make sure to use gluten-free pretzels and Cheerios for a fully gluten-free treat.
Coated chex mix spread in a baking sheet to cool.

storing info

  • STORE the finished white chocolate trail mix in an airtight container, or a ziploc bag at room temperature or in the fridge. It should last for 1-2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.
  • FREEZE for up to 3 months. Note that the ingredients may thaw softer than when it’s freshly made, but the treat is still delicious to eat.
Close up of Christmas chex mix spread in a baking sheet to cool.
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5 from 8 votes

Christmas Chex Mix Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Almond bark-coated Christmas Chex mix is made in minutes, completely customizable, and perfect for sharing during the holidays.
Servings: 6 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups plain Cheerios
  • 1-2 cups peanuts
  • 2 cups Christmas M&Ms
  • 1 (24-ounce) package white almond bark


  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, melt almond bark according to package directions.
  • Pour bark over ingredients, mix well, and spread out on wax paper to set.
  • I double this recipe all the time and it's the perfect amount for parties!


  • You can also let the full pan of finished Chex mix sit in the fridge for 10 minutes after mixing in the almond bark. Then you can it break into clusters.


Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 687kcal, Carbohydrates: 95g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 536mg, Potassium: 361mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 47g, Vitamin A: 606IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 182mg, Iron: 11mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    My mom used to make a version of this every Christmas. Since she added the colorful mini marshmallows to to hers I did too. Thanks for sharing the recipe and bringing back some childhood memories