Thursday, April 14, 2011

White Chocolate Snack Mix

White Chocolate Snack Mix
A few years ago I discovered this sweet addiction at a Holiday Open House.

 I made up a batch and sent it off with The Mister to his holiday pot luck at work. It was a hit! The next year the ladies he works with requested that he bring back another batch as his pot luck contribution. These women are truely such special people so I happily whipped up enough for each shift to munch on. Since then, this salty/sweet confection has brightened parties, pot lucks and college care packages. I enjoy making it because I know folks are going to enjoy eating it! It is super easy and quick to make. In the past, I have made batch after batch to celebrate the winter holidays.
I can't wait until winter. 

I'm thinking--spring is a holiday! 
I'll just substitute pastel colored M&M's and, PRESTO, Spring White Chocolate Snack Mix
Try it!
You will love it and so will the lucky special someones that you make it for.
   Here is the recipe:
White Chocolate Snack Mix
1 10 oz. pkg. mini twist pretzels broken up a bit
5 cups Cheerios
5 cups Corn or Rice Chex
2 cups salted cashews
1 14 0z. pkg. M&Ms
2  12 oz. pkg. white chocolate chips
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
 1. Combine pretzels, cereals, nuts, and M&Ms in a large bowl. I 
     use a big turkey roaster.
2. Melt white chocolate chips and oil in pan over low heat until 
    smooth and creamy.
3.Pour melted white chocolate over cereal mixture and stir.
4. Spread onto 2 baking sheets that have been lined with 
    parchment or wax paper. 
    Allow to cool, then, break apart into course clumps of 
    taste bud happiness!
    Store in an air tight container.
                           How easy is that?


  1. I'm coming over to eat some!!!!

  2. Looks Yummy! I will have to save that one for my family. I think they would love it! You could dress it up with ANY color M&M, for any occasion! In fact, I could just get the light blue M&M's over at the H-ville Kitchen and make this for snacking at the wedding shower I have coming up! The thing I have against puppy chow is the powdered sugar mess. White chocolate sounds much better! Thanks Lisa!

  3. This would make a great shower munchie! It isn't messy at all and this recipe makes quite a lot. I like the idea of custom M&M's!