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White Chocolate Party Mix Recipe

White Chocolate Party Mix Recipe

You won't be able to stop eating this irresistible mix. The light, sweet coating is great over cereal, peanuts, pretzels and M&M's. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 5 cups Cheerios
  • 5 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 pound chocolate M&M's
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mini pretzels
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) white baking chips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and oil at 70% power for 1 minute, stirring once. Microwave on high for 5 seconds; stir until smooth.
  • 2. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well. Spread onto three waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool; break apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • For holiday gifting, use red and green M&M's.
  • Toss in some raisins for a trail mix treat.
  • Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup: 547 calories, 27g fat (10g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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    caglaser User ID: 3870171 219521
    Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

    "Excellent treat! Will keep this one!"

    Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 218259
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

    "This was good, but not enough saltiness to counteract the massive sweetness. It also seemed too oily and the only way to keep white chocolate from getting all over your fingers was to refrigerate it."

    Djwittle User ID: 4687772 217574
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

    "I am surprised at all of the great reviews. I served this at a football party based on them. When I first put it out, I endured the jokes about "get me a cereal bowl so I can have some cereal." This was not eaten and there were not that many other appetizers, so that was not the reason. It was very sweet. I wasted a lot of money on the ingredients as I didn't like it either and threw it all out after our guests left. It makes a lot so I am surprised that some reviewers felt that they had to double the recipe. Will not make again."

    effie2358 User ID: 7096982 215036
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

    "I have been making this for Christmas handouts for a number of years. I also add popped pop corn and M&Ms with nuts instead of adding peanuts. I use Almond Bark White chocolate. I make several batches at Christmas and give to family and friends. Everyone loves it."

    ez4u2sa User ID: 1708632 215026
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

    "Tried this for football game and it was gone before halftime. Made a double batch thank God so i did sneek some for myself that I totally enjoyed once I returned home. This recipe has been added to family favorites recipe book."

    jac49 User ID: 3531755 215025
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

    "I make this every Christmas. I have never shared it with anyone that did not like it. The only thing I did different was that I only used one cup of nuts instead of two. easy and yummy!!!"

    katheyj1 User ID: 8056568 215024
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

    "I've been making this confection since the 80's when my children were little & now I make it for the grandchildren. Yummy!"

    KellieHenderson User ID: 8134649 214540
    Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

    "I just made this for the first time. I didn't add the nuts. I like the taste but I had a hard time getting the topping to stick to the ingredients. Did I do something wrong? I am wondering if the topping was to thick. I always have better luck melting something like this in a double boiler. Anyone else used a double boiler before"

    milo9696 User ID: 8138446 213941
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

    "can we substitute butter for canola oil. I do not like to use oil in recipes."

    sunflowerteena User ID: 2183969 9577
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

    "I've made something similar to this, but I don't use oil and baking chips I use the white almond bark. All my nieces and nephews love it...."

    ladielion User ID: 8029814 9740
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

    "I have also made this since 1996. But I use mixed nuts I make at least 10 times the recipe in a big plastic basin, I give it as gifts also in decorative tins. Alot of people request this every year. And yes it is very addictive!!!!"

    NanZim User ID: 3929200 8361
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

    "My husband enjoyed this sweet snack. I made it on St. Patrick's Day using only green M & Ms and Apple Jack's cereal."

    Bluemalick User ID: 7640961 8533
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

    "Once you start snacking on this mix you can't stop! We are jarring a double batch for Christmas next year and handing out as gifts to friends and family."

    Cherie Hill User ID: 1488797 17768
    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

    "I've been making this delicious treat ever since I received the magazine in 1996. It is our most favorite snack mix ever! I usually throw in a few peanut M&M's as well. I make this for other occasions too. I'll buy pastel or red, white, and pink M&M's for Easter or Valentine's Day. Deliciously the BEST!"

    squatch44 User ID: 1875150 200548
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

    "Has anyone used fruit loops? and sunflower kernels?"

    puppet99 User ID: 6480758 9018
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

    "this was such a yummy treat! everyone loved it, really great for party's"

    khegeman User ID: 2379383 9564
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

    "I prefer the other recipe with chex cereal instead of popcorn."

    jszap User ID: 7057587 9995
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

    "Every year I make this for my neighbors. One year I sent something different and they actually complained! I sometimes use dark chocolate M&Ms. Also, since I love peanuts, I sometimes use more peanuts and less M&Ms than the recipe says. Original recipe is fantastic though."

    jszap User ID: 7057587 14371
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

    "Every year I make this for my neighbors. One year I sent something different and they actually complained! I sometimes use dark chocolate M&Ms. Also, since I love peanuts, I sometimes use more peanuts and less M&Ms than the recipe says. Original recipe is fantastic though."

    redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 8341
    Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

    "Gave this out for Christmas gifts at work. All of them wanted the recipe. Boy, is it good and easy to make!"

    sd20 User ID: 5560294 3393
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

    "easy and wonderfully delicious!! A favorite by all.. :)"

    recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 14431
    Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

    "These are addicting!! Love how easy this recipe is and how yummy the end result. It took longer to melt the white chocolate chips than the recipe called for and I was worried that the mixture would seize up but the canola oil did its thing and with two minutes of microwave time, it was ready to mix into the dry ingredients. With M & Ms in seasonal colors, this snack is appropriate for every holiday and with the regular colored M & Ms, it's good year-round!"

    claudisu User ID: 1841446 14360
    Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

    "Delicious - try it with Honey Nut Chex and Honey Nut Cheerios for an equally delicious alternative!"

    claudisu User ID: 1841446 9993
    Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

    "Fabulous! The family could not get enough of this delicious mix! Definitely will make - over and over again!"

    1mar User ID: 1457691 9676
    Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

    "We received some of this as a gift from a patient that comes into the doctors office where I work... I LOVED it and have made it several times since."

    ursogirl User ID: 3386281 3392
    Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

    "We love this, I served it at a Christmas party, and my guests loved it!"

    bbbarracuda User ID: 177032 14367
    Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

    "I too have been making this for years. I have sent it to school for snacks and had moms and teachers request the recipe. It is an expectation of my family to have it for holidays and I usually make several batches. It's a keeper."

    Candeeland User ID: 6338813 3381
    Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

    "I've made this for years. Recently I've started having problems melting the white chocolate chips. They 'seize' up. Finally realized the problems all began when we installed a new microwave. It's 1000 watts vs. the recipes 700 watt. Online I found a conversion chart and will now try 1:24 for the 2:00 at 50% power and then 7 seconds on high. Hopefully that will solve my problem. Too late for this year, I'll have to try it next."

    5xamom User ID: 787516 9017
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

    "I have been making this for years- for any excuse possible! There is never leftovers and I often double the batch! I know some who put Skittles in it instead of M&M's. NOt me!"

    CristaandScott User ID: 5736520 9561
    Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

    "This recipe is definitely a hit with any crowd! My father can't eat chocolate so I just add the M&Ms to half the mixture..that way everyone is happy.

    A great sweet snack for movie nights!"

    jahende User ID: 4263097 8338
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

    "My MIL gave me this recipe several years ago - we add mini marshmallows.

    After making it for an annual ornament party - and sharing the recipe w/ everyone - a friend re-named it "Reindeer Chow". =}"

    ptribe User ID: 5047135 8912
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

    "This is a favorite treat that I make every year at Christmas time!"

    m?*GTUa45d User ID: 5146509 8318
    Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

    "so easy to make....taste great! I used honey cheerios,also part of my m&m"s had peanut butter in them....and also added raisins...will be making again"

    jordan7carter2 User ID: 5574875 6441
    Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

    "I have made this on many occasions. I also add dried cranberries and/or raisins as well. It's great to use as stocking stuffers at work."

    BasketCase61 User ID: 880538 9989
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

    "I like to add raisins or dried cranberries to this also! The flavors blend wonderfully!"

    pwrwalker71 User ID: 2537641 14178
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

    "I found this recipe many years ago. I use Christmas M&Ms (but they only come in 12.5 oz bags) & Christmas pretzels. It's so popular at my house that my 2 1/2 year old grandson was carrying a ziploc bag of it & was not willing to give it up!!! It makes a large batch, but I use it for gift giving to my girlfriends, newpaper carrier, hair dresser, etc...they all love it!"

    TraciS73 User ID: 3368215 200547
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

    "Wow!! Delicious recipe and I always get numerous compliments. I have had several requests for the recipe."

    momtomatt User ID: 1197551 9528
    Reviewed May. 21, 2010

    "This stuff is awesome! It's always popular. It's makes a HUGE batch, so I often cut the recipe in half."

    denisejlambert User ID: 1568482 3332
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

    "Sereral years ago this came out in the back of the magazine in the late night snacks. My mother was the one who first told me about it, and the reason I started getting the TOH magazine. I have made this every year since and the one year I did not I had a lot of disappointed people. I make it exactly as stated, I don't add anything or try to twist it to make it better. It is wonderful the way it is, so all who make this for Christmas have a happy one."

    tkarinas User ID: 4389335 17748
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

    "This recipe is another keeper. Friends and family both absolutely love it and we will be making it many more times."

    diannacrock User ID: 1726574 9015
    Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

    "A friend sent this to us as a gift. I have made it several times and it always disappears fast. I'm not a big fan of white chocolate, but this is addictive!!"

    kelliap User ID: 713824 4977
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

    "easy, excellent, a family favorite!"

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