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5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

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.

Bowl of 5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

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!

Bowl of Fall Crack Chex Mix to serve

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

Ingredient Notes

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.

Bowl of ingredients for Fall Crack Chex Mix

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.

Bowl of Fall Crack Chex Mix with melted white chocolate

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!

Finished Fall Crack Chex Mix drying on a tray

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.

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Jar of Fall Crack Chex Mix to gift
Bowl of 5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

Yield: 10 to 12 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, marshmallows, M&M's, and pecans. Mix them up a bit to evenly distribute.
  2. Meanwhile, over a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the white chocolate according to package instructions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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