Christmas Snack Gifts

The best gifts are ones made with love. Show how much you care by making your own Christmas snack gifts with a little help from Chex™. We’ve got lots of great Chex™ Mix recipes that are perfect for kids, adults and everyone in between. Best of all, they’re easy to make and taste amazing.

How to Wrap Your Christmas Snack Gifts

Make a great impression with Christmas snacks that are wrapped to perfection. The great thing about choosing to gift homemade snacks with Chex™ is that each mix is unique. They look great when gifted in glass jars or see-through containers, just be sure to choose resealable ones. Gift bags are perfect for snacks that are stored in jars or tubs, simply put some tissue paper on the top and you’re good to go. If you’re gifting your snacks in plastic baggies or treat bags, you might want to pack them into a gift box or basket.

Sugar & Spice Chex™ Holiday Mix

This fun festive mix is perfect as a gift because it seamlessly balances sweet and savory flavors that appeal to a wide range of tastes. Featuring a combination of seasoned Chex™ cereal, pretzels, peanuts, candies and sweet vanilla-coated, sprinkled Chex™ cereal, your loved ones are sure to enjoy snacking on this irresistible mix!

Servings: 26

Time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 2 cups miniature pretzel twists
  • 1/2 cup Planters® cocktail peanuts (from 16-oz container)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (from 10-oz bag)
  • 1 bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons holiday-colored nonpareils or sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup holiday-colored M&M'S® chocolate candies
Preparation
  1. Line large rimmed pan with paper towels.
  2. In medium microwavable bowl, mix Corn Chex™ cereal, 1 cup of the pretzels and the peanuts; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High 40 to 50 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasoned salt and red pepper. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 4 minutes, stirring after every minute, until cereal is toasted. Spread in pan to cool.
  3. Line another large rimmed pan with waxed paper. In large bowl, mix Rice Chex™ cereal, marshmallows and remaining 1 cup pretzels.
  4. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 45 seconds; stir. If needed, microwave in additional 15-second increments, stirring vigorously after each, until melted and smooth. Pour onto Rice Chex™ cereal mixture; mix well. Spread in pan; immediately sprinkle with holiday nonpareils. Cool about 30 minutes or until set. Break into bite-size pieces.
  5. In large serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and candies.
Tips
  • Take care when microwaving white vanilla baking chips so you don’t overheat them. Heat just until chips start to melt, and stir until smooth.
  • By changing the color and type of sprinkles, you easily can serve this mix for different holidays or occasions.
Nutrition

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 12g); Protein 2g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%;

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice: 1.5

Ways to Personalize Your Holiday Snack Gifts

For a personalized snack gift, the first step is to consider who you’re gifting to and what flavors they love. Do they have a sweet tooth? Do they prefer a savory treat to enjoy with a cold beverage? Next, think about how they normally enjoy their snacks. Is it with the whole family? Do they love to throw parties? Or do they like to snuggle up with a good book? That way, you’ll know whether to go for a big party mix or several small treats ideal for snacking on your own. Once you’ve picked out just the right Christmas snack gift, make it extra special by personalizing it and adding their name or nickname to the container. Or just add a cute handwritten note letting them know why you picked out that particular snack – it’s the little things that mean the most!

Christmas Snack Gift Ideas

Give the gift of Chex™ this Christmas! Get started with a few of our most fun and festive mixes.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chex™ BarsNo-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chex™ BarsA tasty combination of chocolate, peanut butter and Honey Nut Chex™, these no-bake bars are utterly delicious. They’re also gluten free! Pack them in a festive tin lined with parchment paper and you’ll have a stylish gift for peanut butter fans.Get Recipe
Original Chex™ Party MixOriginal Chex™ Party MixSometimes, the original is best and when you’re looking for a snack that’s sure to hit the spot, our Chex™ Party Mix is a perfect example. It only takes 15 minutes to make, but its delicious blend of flavors makes it a memorable gift every time.Get Recipe
Gingerbread Chex™ Party MixGingerbread Chex™ Party MixThe seasonal spices of gingerbread make this recipe the ideal choice for cold winter days – so why not brighten someone’s holiday with a lovely gift? With sweetened and spiced molasses mixture, gingersnap cookie pieces and melted white vanilla baking chips, it’s a real treat for the family to enjoy.Get Recipe
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Chex™ Party MixGluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Chex™ Party MixThis irresistible combo is the kind of Christmas snack gift that just keeps on giving. Putting a Chex™ Mix spin on a favorite holiday dessert, this is a decadent chocolate and peanut butter combo that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.Get Recipe

More Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

When you’re giving great snacks as a gift, why not pair them with other complimentary items? A painted set of serving bowls or a decorative platter is a great idea, especially when you’re gifting it to someone who loves hosting parties. For those who prefer to enjoy their snacks while reading, you could look into getting them the book they’ve been eyeing. Another great idea is to include some drinks that pair perfectly with the snack mix you made. From ready-to-mix Christmas cocktails to hot chocolate kits, choose a combo that will blow their (fluffy) socks off!