Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix-easy to make and perfect for holiday parties, gift giving, and snacking!
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!
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!
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:)
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 Chocolate Chex Mix
- 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. Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
- 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. 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!
- 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:)
Have you tried this recipe?
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Oh man I love peppermint bark, but to put it together with chex, this is the best Puppy Chow mix ever! Awesome recipe! I have to say I have never seen Polar Express, how sad is that?
What a lovely idea and so simple. Thanks
Puppy chow and peppermint bark are two of my favs! But, together? Oh my goodness I don’t know if my mouth could handle that much awesome.
Just kidding….definitely could. So yummy!
Oh this is brilliant! I will have to make it and share with the neighbors so I don’t eat every bit myself!
My mouth is WATERING just looking at this! I will definitely be making some this weekend, and then a second batch to bring home to my peppermint-bark obsessed sister. Thanks Maria!
Peppermint Bark is my favorite Christmas treat. I am so making this.
I love how REALLY chocolaty this looks! Holy addicting 🙂 pinned
What a nice treat for the holidays!
This combo looks irresistible! Love it!!
I am so behind too! I love this treat and gluten free which is an added bonus for sensitive tummies 🙂
I am such a sucker for the salty and sweet.
Love this Maria!
Great gift idea!
I just got so excited! I am having a ton of kids for a play date today and I am totally going to make this!!
Forgive me for asking, and i probably should know – lol, but……where do you find peppermint bark?
Thanks much for any and all help.
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.
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!
Think I must be the only one who does not care for peppermint.
These look delicious and addicting!
This is so fun for the holidays!!
Ohhhh this would be very very very dangerous to have around the house indeed!
I just bought something like this last night and we loved it! But oh yes! Making it at home will be even better !!!
This looks like the kind of thing that will be the first empty bowl at a holiday party!
perfect holiday treat! i can see myself making some to take to my in-laws!
What a perfect holiday snack!
Trouble maker! 😉
I would eat every last piece!
This looks addicting!! Mmm!!
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. 🙂
I know I can’t believe how fast Christmas seemed to come around. This looks delicious by the way, so festive 😉
Oh who doesn’t love chez mix!? This one looks divine!
This sounds amazing! I don’t make Chex mix nearly enough.
I made gifts for my neighbors with this recipe and it was a huge hit!!! What a great recipe
I have so much peppermint candy left over from Christmas. I think this delicious snack mix needs to happen. It looks irresistible.
Do you make your own peppermint bark or can you tell me a good place and brand to buy?
Here is a recipe: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/peppermint-bark-and-peppermint-bark-cookies/!
Let the Chocolate COCONUT?? Chex mix sit until… Did I miss something? ? I didn’t see coconut listed in ingredients, only in directions.
there is no coconut. Sorry for the typo! I updated the recipe.