Snowy Day Chex Mix

Snowy Day Chex Mix

We first made this Chex Mix for a sledding party we hosted in New York.  Adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe we came across, we jokingly called it our snowy day Chex mix and the name stuck.  

Tim argues that it is a candy and not a snack mix, but either way it’s delicious and I always get requests for the recipe.

In addition to being great for winter gatherings, you can also divvy the mix up between festive holiday tins and have a gift for everyone from co-workers to neighbors.

Snowy Day Chex Mix


  • 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups tiny pretzel twists, such as Snyder’s Itty Bitty Minis Pretzels
  • 1 cup cashew halves & pieces
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 oz vanilla-flavored candy coating


  • Mix Rice Chex, pretzels, cashews, and dried cranberries in a large bowl.  
  • Heat candy coating in the top of a double boiler over medium high, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.  
  • Pour melted candy coating over Chex mixture in bowl, gently stirring to thoroughly coat.  
  • Spread mixture on a large wax paper lined baking sheet and let sit until cool, about 30 minutes.  
  • Break apart any large chunks and store in an airtight container.  

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