Some of you guys may remember my Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix that I shared back in September:
The snack mix was a big hit with my friends and family and I also heard from many of you that you guys loved the mix too! Yea, I’m really sorry about the addicting part…
Well I’m back today to tempt you again with a Christmas Snack Mix that’s also sweet and salty with a mix of peppermint, tangy Chex mix, peanuts and white chocolate stars. I wanted to come up with a mix that was just as good as the fall mix but looked cute too so I can fill biscuit jars and give as small gifts. I tried out several combinations (tough job but someone has to do it) and finally settled on this mix.
Do not worry, if you’re not a peppermint fan, you can just switch out the peppermint M & M’s for the plain chocolate Christmas ones. Also, you can use regular kettle corn instead of the peppermint. Keep in mind too, you can switch out any of the ingredients if there is something special you would like in your mix.
Here is the recipe (All of the specialty items came from Target);
Christmas Snack Mix (makes two large bowls full)
2- 8.75 oz. Bags of Bold Party Blend Chex Mix
2- 4.5 oz. Angies White Chocolate Peppermint Kettle Corn (Specialty item sold at Target in Christmas treat section)
1- 12 oz. Box of Market Pantry White Fudge w/Sprinkles Star Cookies (Specialty item sold at Target in Christmas treat section)
2- 9.90 oz. White Chocolate/Peppermint M & M’s
1- 16 oz Can of Cocktail Peanuts (the salty ones)
Mix together in the largest bowl you have or a large pot. Store in air tight containers or ziplock bags.
Because the kettle corn has a coating on it like caramel corn, the kettle corn in the mix will still be crunchy as long as it’s stored in a air tight container or bag. Also, these fudge cookies are not the messy kind that are melty. The coating is thick enough that it doesn’t rub off or get yucky in this mix.
If you want to give this mix as gifts, think about picking up cheap crystal biscuit jars for $3.00-$7.00 at Ross, Home Goods, etc.. Also, I shared a gift project last year for giving sweet treats in these DIY chalkboard label cookie jars that would be fun to fill with the mix:
Those cookie jars are just $5.99 at Target and I also shared a free printable template for making the chalkboard labels.
By the way, if you loved the fall mix, supposedly they make Christmas candy corn in Christmas colors. If you can find it, the fall mix could become a Christmas snack mix too! I have yet to find it but if you happen to know where to get it or see it somewhere, I would love to know!!
I hope you guys are enjoying your holiday decorating. I have a lot to do and cannot seem to catch up but hopefully this weekend, I can finish everything. Thanks for hanging out with me today friends!