You’ll love how easy this Halloween Chex Mix is to make since there’s no baking involved, and the ingredients are fun to use. My friends and family rave about how tasty, fun, and special these treats are every time I make them!
The recipe is fun and easy for kids to make, has a tasty texture with the mini marshmallows, extra sweetness and saltiness with the candy eyes, and easy ingredients. Preparation takes only 10 minutes, and you’ll get eight servings. Definitely one of the family’s favorite snacks for the fall.
Ingredient List For White Chocolate Chex Mix:
- Chex mix cereal. I prefer using the rice Chex Mix but any variety works great.
- Cheerio cereal. Stick with the traditional Cheerio for this recipe.
- Pretzel sticks. I like how well the chocolate coats the sticks but have used mini pretzels before and those are equally fun.
- Yellow and orange M&Ms. Yes, you’ll have to sort through the bag of M&M’s to get these.
- Candy corn. I like using traditional candy corn but sometimes I’ll grab the pumpkin-shaped ones for extra fun.
- Mini marshmallows. Don’t skip these…you’ll love the texture they add!
- Candy eyes. Often found in the icing section at your supermarket, or around Halloween season you can find these near other Halloween baking supplies.
- White chocolate melting wafers. You can use bakers chocolate or white chocolate pieces if you can’t find traditional melting wafers.
How to Make White Chocolate Chex Mix:
Head down to the recipe card below for full instructions, tips, notes, and more.
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Stir the Chex, Cheerios, and pretzels sticks together on the baking sheet.
3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in between until the chocolate becomes smooth.
4. Pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture.
5. Gently stir in the M&Ms, candy corn, and marshmallows.
6. Add the candy eyes to the top of the mixture.
7. Cool down.
8. Break it apart to serve.
How do you make Homemade Chex Mix not soggy?
Let your homemade Chex mix cool down completely before adding it to an airtight container. If it doesn’t cool completely it’ll get soggy. If you do end up with soggy Chex Mix you can toast it in the oven for about 45 minutes, being sure to stir every 15 minutes or so. Of course, this doesn’t work with chocolate-covered Chex Mix (like our White Chocolate version) but works great for traditional versions,
How long does homemade Chex Mix last?
Without putting Chex Mix into a proper airtight container it will last a couple of days if that. But stored in an airtight container it will last up to 2 weeks. It also freezes beautifully for up to 3 months. So go ahead, make extra, and stock the freezer.
How to melt chocolate in the microwave:
- Be sure to put your melting chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Set the microwave to only 50% power (this is to keep the chocolate from burning).
- Melt the chocolate in 15sec increments, stirring after each one. Using short increments ensures the chocolate is smooth and doesn’t clump or burn.
- Repeat until fully melted.
White Chocolate Halloween Chex Mix Recipe
- 2 cups Chex cereal I recommend the rice variety but any of theirs will work.
- 1 cup Cheerio cereal
- ½ cup pretzel sticks
- ½ cup yellow and orange M&Ms
- ¼ cup candy corn
- ¼ cup mini marshmallows
- 2 Tbsp candy eyes
- 6 oz white chocolate wafers sometimes called melting chocolate
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Stir the Chex, Cheerios, and pretzels stick together on the baking sheet.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave at 15-second intervals. Stir in between until the chocolate becomes smooth.
- Pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture.
- Gently stir in the M&Ms, candy corn, and marshmallows.
- Add the candy eyes to the top of the mixture (don’t stir in too much or you’ll lose the eyeballs in the chocolate )
- Place in the fridge until the chocolate hardens (about 30 min).
- Break it apart to serve.
Recipe tester Kirsten says…
“My girls were a little worried that there wouldn’t be enough candy corn or marshmallows when we measured the ingredients out, but we all agreed that the proportions of ingredients were great… I loved the addition of marshmallows for a little different texture.”