Christmas Crunch Mix
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  • 4 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 13 cups frosted Cheerios
  • 12 cups mini pretzels
  • 11-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 11 (16 ounce) package Candiquik vanilla candy coating or (20 ounce) package vanilla almond bark
  • 11 (2.9 ounce) container holiday festive sprinkles
  • 11 cup regular red and green M&M's
  • 11 cup mini red and green M&M's
  • 12 cups mini gingermen cookiesIn a large bowl, combine the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzels and peanuts.
  • 1 In a microwave safe bowl or the container the candy coating comes in, melt the candy coating according to package directions, usually 90 seconds to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Be sure not to over melt the candy coating as it will burn and become too thick to stir and coat the mix evenly.
  • 1 Pour the melted candy coating over the ingredients in the large bowl and toss to coat with a large spoon. Ingredients should be evenly coated in the candy coating.
  • 1 Spread the mixture out in an even layer on parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle with the sprinkles and then the M&M's. Lay gingermen cookies evenly across mixture.
  • 1 Allow mixture to cool completely. Break apart to serve. Store in an airtight container or baggie.



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