This sparkling white snack mix is dressed up for the holidays. White chocolate, marshmallow, chex, popcorn and pretzels. Just a hint of mint.
Winter Wonderland Snack Mix is the perfect name for this gorgeous white mix. It’s by far the prettiest snack mix I have ever made — and quite possibly the tastiest!
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I have been kicking the idea around of an all white snack mix for a while, and I decided that Christmas Sweets Week and the holidays were the perfect time.
It started with a jazzed up version of my “Crack Corn” recipe. Crack corn is candy coated popcorn, that I typically just dust with sprinkles. This time I coated it in candy and then sugar crystals and powdered sugar.
Next up, I made a little chex mix that resembled puppy chow, without the peanut butter.
You can do one of two things. You can coat the chex in with melted white chocolate OR use vanilla candy melts or vanilla almond bark. I used almond bark, because I already had it out for the popcorn. After the cereal was coated, I dusted it with powdered sugar like you would puppy chow or muddy buddies.
I added some white jimmies and candy pearls, and a little silver sugar dust. All dressed up in winter white!
It’s time to mix it all together. So, we have the popcorn, and we have the chex. Next up, I added in some mint M&M’s (I picked out the white ones!) Some white chocolate mint pretzels that I found, they are even snowflake shaped!! And these dipped marshmallows that I dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles.
Can we talk about these marshmallows?!?!
They took a little bit of time, but everyone loved them! They were such a fun glittery addition!
I also made the big jumbo ones! Aren’t they AWESOME??
Melt white chocolate, add some different sprinkles and sugars to some ramekins, and use with lollipop sticks or some straws worked nicely, too. Poke the straw into the marshmallow, dunk it in white chocolate, then coat it in sprinkles.
I turned them upside down to set. These make fun little gifts, or would make great favors for a party!
Super simple to add them to a cellophane bag and tie them up with tulle. Wouldn’t these be awesome at a wedding shower?
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Mix it all together, and *poof*! The most beautiful snack mix you ever did see. I did add some more sparkling sugar, and I also found those teeny tiny marshmallows, they were vanilla flavored. Perfect!
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What do I need to make this Winter Wonderland Snack Mix?
- Rice Chex Cereal
- Microwave Popcorn
- Powdered Sugar
- Almond Bark or Vanilla Candy Melts
- Good quality White Chocolate
- White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Assorted white, silver and gold candy sprinkles and sparkling sugar
This is my very first recipe of #ChristmasSweetsWeek ! I have some delicious recipes coming up. On Wednesday, I have a Grinch Fudge, Friday there is a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Saturday you will see a new cookie recipe, perfect for brightening up the wintertime blues — Orange Meltaways!
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Now that you’ve entered to win some amazing prizes .. let’s make some Winter Wonderland Snack Mix!
- For the Popcorn:
- 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped, unpopped kernels removed
- 3 squares vanilla almond bark
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- white sprinkles/sparkling sugar
- For the Chex:
- 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal
- 3 squares vanilla almond bark
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- white candy pearls, sparkling sugar, white sprinkles
- For the Dipped Marshmallows
- 2 ounces good quality white chocolate, melted per package instructions
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- assorted sprinkles and sparkling sugar
- Other Add-Ins
- Jet Puffed Mini marshmallows
- White chocolate covered pretzels
- White mint M&M's
- To make the popcorn: Melt the almond bark and the vegetable oil for one minute in the microwave. Stir, continue heating in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Stir to coat. When popcorn cools slightly, toss with powdered sugar. Add in sprinkles/sparkling sugar, toss to coat. Spread out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat to set up.
- To make the Chex: Melt the almond bark and the vegetable oil for one minute in the microwave. Stir, continue heating in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour over rice chex in a big bowl. Stir to coat. Cool slightly and the toss with powdered sugar to coat. Add in sprinkles and candy pearls. Spread out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat to set up.
- To make Dipped Marshmallows: Melt white chocolate according to package instructions. Dip marshmallow in white chocolate, scraping off excess. Dip into sprinkles/sparkling sugar. Spread marshmallows out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat to set up.
- Mix everything together in a big bowl. Add in pretzels, other marshmallows, M&M's and more sprinkles/sugar if desired.
To make the Jumbo Marshmallows: Same steps as the mini ones, you will just need to use more chocolate and the Jumbo sized marshmallows. Lollipop sticks or decorative straws work great.
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