A quick and easy 5 minute Fall Crack Chex Mix recipe that’s super simple and yummy. Packed with the sweet and salty flavors we love, it’s a treat perfect for the season!
Honestly, does it get better than that? Five minutes to a snack mix everyone will love.
Perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, hostess gifts — football watching! Or how about movie nights, game nights? Or even a late-night snack.
There are so many ways to enjoy this quick and easy fall-inspired Crack. Much like our 5 Minute Christmas Crack, it’s a simple way to make a treat, perfect for autumn.
5 Minute Fall Crack: Chex Mix Recipe
Five minutes, few ingredients — and so good, it’s almost addictive.
And festive? Absolutely, it instantly puts you in the mood for all things fall.
Plus, it’s a great homemade hostess gift when packed in jars or cellophane wrappers.
This quick-fix sweet and salty Chex Mix recipe is made with a combination of Rice Chex, Corn Chex, pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows, M&M’s, pecans, and white chocolate.
It makes a big batch. When it’s just my family, I often half the recipe. I usually regret it though, because it’s easy to store and gift!
Fall Crack Chex Mix Recipe Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this sweet and salty fall snack:
- Rice Chex Cereal
- Corn Chex Cereal
- Pretzel mini twists (or sticks)
- Mini marshmallows
- Fall colored M&Ms or pumpkin mix candy
- Pecan halves
- White chocolate for melting
What I love about this recipe is how customizable it is. For instance, you can switch the M&Ms for candy corn or a pumpkin mix. The pecans can be swapped for another favorite nut, or eliminated altogether.
The melted white chocolate combines the ingredients into easy, bite-size pieces.
How to Make this Easy Fall Chex Mix Recipe
In a large bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, marshmallows, M&M’s, and pecans. Mix them up a bit to evenly distribute.
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
Meanwhile, over a double boiler or even in the microwave, melt the white chocolate according to package instructions.
Step 2: Combine
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, drizzle it over the cereal mix and combine with a spoon or even your hands. Be sure the cereal mixture is evenly coated with chocolate. Melt a little chocolate if needed!
Step 3: Let Dry and Harden
Spread the mixture onto a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Let dry and harden for about an hour. Mine, though, usually dries and hardens in about 10 minutes.
Break it into bite-size pieces and store it in airtight containers or baggies for up to 1 week.
More Easy Snack Ideas
- 5 Minute Christmas Crack: A Simple Sweet and Salty Snack
- Everything Bagel Pretzels: Quick & Easy Party Food
- Easy and Healthy Fall Treats
- Homemade Crackers: A Healthy Oat Cracker Recipe
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- 4 cups Rice Chex
- 4 cups Corn Chex
- 1 cup pretzel mini twists (or sticks)
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 2-3 cups fall colored M&Ms or pumpkin mix candy
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 24 oz white chocolate for melting
- In a large bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, marshmallows, M&M's, and pecans. Mix them up a bit to evenly distribute.
- Meanwhile, over a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the white chocolate according to package instructions.
- Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, drizzle it over the cereal mix and combine with a spoon or even your hands. Be sure the cereal mixture is evenly coated with chocolate. Melt a little more chocolate if needed.
- Spread the mixture onto a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. Let dry and harden for about an hour, although mine usually hardens in 10 to 15 minutes. Break it into bite-size pieces and store it in airtight containers or baggies for up to 1 week.
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