Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix

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Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix-easy to make and perfect for holiday parties, gift giving, and snacking! 

Peppermint Bark Chex Mix Recipe on An easy and festive treat for the holidays!

Christmas is next week! NEXT week! That is crazy! I am excited for the holiday, but sooooo not ready! I need more time to get everything done. Maybe I will ask Santa if I can borrow a few elves. I could use some extra help. I’ve tried to put Caleb to work, but it usually doesn’t save me any time. We have fun though…and that is why I’m running behind.

If you are running behind like me and are looking for an easy holiday treat to make for neighbors, friends, and family, I have the perfect recipe for you-Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix. It’s super easy to make…and super easy to eat. I won’t tell you  how many handfuls I’ve eaten. I won’t tell you because I lost count! Let’s just say A LOT!

Peppermint Bark Chex Mix Recipe on Easy to make and perfect for gift giving!

Our Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix is one of my favorite treats. I decided to mix things up by making a holiday version. I omitted the coconut and invited crushed candy canes and peppermint bark to the party!

Peppermint Bark Chex Mix Recipe on Love this easy holiday treat!

I poured melted chocolate over Rice Chex cereal and stirred in crushed candy canes. I coated the cereal with powdered sugar. Our kitchen looked like we had a major snow storm!  Sugar is my favorite kind of snow:)

Peppermint Bark Chex Mix Recipe on Fun to make and fun to eat!

I let the Chex Mix set for about 15 minutes and then I stirred in chopped up peppermint bark. Oh, yeah! This Chex Mix is loaded with chocolate peppermint goodness!

After eating numerous handfuls, I put the Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix in cute bags and tied them up with ribbon. Josh delivered the bags to our neighbors! Such a fun, easy, and delicious holiday gift!

I am kind of sad we gave all of our Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix away so I am going to make another batch this weekend. It will be the perfect treat for us to munch on while we watch holiday movies! I am sure Caleb will want to watch Polar Express for the millionth time, but I am in the mood for Home Alone 2. 🙂

Peppermint Bark Chex Mix Recipe on Perfect treat for holiday movies and parties!

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix-make a big batch to share with your family and friends!
Prep Time
10 minutes


  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peppermint bark


  1. 1. Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a medium microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Heat for 1 minute then stir. Heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir again. Continue with additional 30 seconds until completely melted and chocolate is smooth. Pour the chocolate over the Chex cereal. Gently stir until cereal is well coated. Stir in the crushed candy canes until the cereal is evenly coated.
  3. 3. Pour the cereal onto a large baking sheet. Sprinkle cereal with powdered sugar until well coated. Let the Chex Mix sit until chocolate is dry, about 15 minutes. Add the chopped peppermint bark and serve!
  4. Note-you can store the Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix in an air tight container for 3-4 days. It never lasts long in our house:)
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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Forgive me for asking, and i probably should know – lol, but……where do you find peppermint bark?
    Thanks much for any and all help.
    Merry Christmas

    p.s. The Polar Express is an absolutely wonderful movie, we watched it 2 weeks ago when my 88 year old MIL was at our home for a visit.

  2. Ohhh wow this looks delicious! Peppermint Bark is one of my absolute favorite thing about the holiday season. This is the perfect thing to give out to friends and family!

  3. This is not related to the recipe, although that looks delicious! But since Caleb loves Despicable Me, I keep meaning to tell you this: My daughter works at a local grocery store and on Halloween they dress up. This year all the cashiers dressed as the Minions. 🙂

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