It’s our favorite time of year, and the fact that we spend more time with family and friends is a big part of why we love the holiday season. We have lots of parties and get togethers, and obviously, we eat a lot of food!
Appetizers…well, we all know appetizers can make or break a party- they are the best part! Because I want to be part of the party, and not just serving the whole night, I now prioritize serving foods that are both delicious and require little work on my part, so I plan out foods and appetizers that are fun and easy.
Chex® Party Mix is always a hit (at parties and on the road), and my favorite Chex® Party Mix can be made in less than 15 minutes. It’s a microwaveable recipe, so it can be ready, fast, for all our holiday party guests. The crunchy light squares come in a variety of flavors, six of which are gluten free (like the one in my recipe- check your label to make sure the one you pick is), and a single serving of Chex® cereal offers 12 grams of whole grains, so it’s healthier than most snacks too. My personal favorite flavor is Corn Chex®!
Christmas Chex® Party Mix Recipe
6 cups Corn Chex® cereal
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 cups marshmallows
2 cups pretzels
1 cup Christmas M&Ms (red and green)
1. In a microwavable bowl, add butter, brown sugar and honey together. Microwave on high for 90 seconds and stir together until smooth.
2. Put Corn Chex® cereal in a bowl and pour sugar honey mixture over cereal. Stir together until well coated.
3. Add marshmallows, pretzels, and Christmas M&Ms to mixture and toss together.
This makes an incredible snack for parties and get togethers, and the buttery sweet Corn Chex® cereal is phenomenal. It takes less than 10 minutes to make too. Of course, sometimes we want to take it a couple steps further, so here is what I do when it’s just us at home, for the boys…
4. Microwave the cereal mix with marshmallows, pretzels and M&Ms for 2-3 minutes, until marshmallow is gooey. Stir together.
5. Serve and enjoy!
It’s messier, but sooo good! Worth sticky toddler fingers!
What is your favorite Chex® Party Mix? You can find lots of 15 minute microwaveable Chex® Mix recipes here.
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