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Buddy the Elf™ Chex™ Mix

buddy the elf™ chex™ mix
Buddy the Elf™ Chex™ Mix
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 31

The best way to spread holiday cheer is hosting a movie night with this festive mix near. Vanilla coated Chex™ clusters, mini wafers, pretzels and chocolate candies make up this sweet and salty treat. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 14, 2019

Ingredients

8
cups Rice Chex™ or Corn Chex™ cereal
2 1/2
cups white vanilla baking chips (from two 12-oz bags)
2
tablespoons holiday candy sprinkles
1 1/2
cups mini vanilla wafer cookies
1
cup tree-shaped pretzels
2
tablespoons holiday nonpareils
1
cup holiday almond or peanut chocolate candies

Steps

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  • 1
    Line 2 large rimmed pans with waxed paper. In large bowl, add cereal.
  • 2
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 2 cups of the baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds, stirring after 45 seconds, until chips are starting to melt. Continue heating in 15-second increments, until chips are melted and smooth. Pour over cereal; mix to thoroughly coat. Spread mixture in one of the pans; top with sprinkles. Cool 20 to 30 minutes or until set.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, spread cookies and pretzels in single layer, right side up, in remaining pan. In same microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 1/2 cup baking chips uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth. Transfer melted chips to small resealable food-storage plastic bag, and cut small corner off one end of bag. Drizzle onto cookies and pretzels; sprinkle with nonpareils. Cool 20 to 30 minutes or until set.
  • 4
    Break cereal mixture into bite-size pieces; transfer to large serving bowl. Carefully break apart pretzels and cookies, if necessary. Add to bowl; stir in candies.

Expert Tips

  • Store in airtight container so the mixture stays crisp.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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