Some of you guys may remember my Sweet and Salty Fall Snack Mix that I shared back in September. That was a big hit, so today I’m sharing our Christmas snack mix (sweet and salty). Here was the fall snack mix:
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!
Mandi Smith T says
OK! Here we go again – another five extra pounds with this fantastic stuff! 🙂 Love your blog, Cyndy. One of my favorite morning reads – Happy Weekend! M.
Ha! Sorry girl… But, I gotta make sure you fabulous ladies have plenty of good stuff to munch on through the holidays! Adore you too Mandi and always look forward to seeing what you’ve got going on your awesome blog! Cheers my friend and have fun decorating!!
Cyndi, I found the Christmas candy corn at our local Kroger supermarket.
I know that Koger is a chain, but I don’t know how wide spread they are.
Hope that helps.
Oh Gwynn, thank you so much for the info! There are Kroger’s in Houston and I’m heading down there next week! I’m gonna get me some for sure! This Christmas mix is really good and very different from the Fall mix but that Fall mix is pretty extra special with that candy corn! Thanks so much girl! Cheers and Merry Christmas!
So glad you posted this party mix. I’m hosting Christmas Bunko Thursday night and this will be perfect!! Thanks. 🙂
Hi there, I also saw the candy corn in Christmas colors at Ollie’s if you have those near you.
Can’t wait to make these treats. The closest Target is about 30-35 min away and we have had back to back snow storms but as soon as I can get out that is where I am heading.
Thanks for sharing!
We have the first of three family Christmas’ coming up this Saturday. I’m always stuck on what to bring for a snack. This will be perfect!
How long will this keep for?
There’s about 8 days til Christmas, and I want to make it now, to be ahead of the game…but I don’t want it to taste stale!
I am shocked but we are still eating the big batch that I made on 12/4 and it taste like the day I made it. I used an air tight plastic container and the peppermint popcorn is surprisingly not stale. I think you’re going to be more than safe making now.
I made this Christmas mix last year; everyone loved it! I’d like to do it again, but neither of the 2 super Targets that I’ce tried have either the Kettle Corn or the fudge cookies. I’m so disappointed; had planned on this for Christmas gifts! Can you help? Anything that would substitute well for either of those two items?
Thanks so much—-I LOVE your site– always find something helpful and beautiful here!!
Has anyone been able to find the items this year? ANYONE? ? I don’t want to waste too much time running around to come up empty handed ? I hope to find all the items other than the peanuts and hope they are peanut free as well ??
I have found the Christmas candy corn at Dollar Tree. I can’t wait to make this for our family gathering! Thanks for sharing, and for the printable labels!