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Chex cereal, Cheerios and pretzels are tossed with kids favorites (M&Ms and marshmallows!) and covered with a vanilla candy coating and springtime sprinkles to create this Cottontail Chex Mix, a festive snack that's hard to stop at just one handful. 
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Cottontail Chex Mix

Chex cereal, Cheerios and pretzels are tossed with kids favorites (M&Ms and marshmallows!) and covered with a vanilla candy coating and springtime sprinkles to create this Cottontail Chex Mix, a festive snack that's hard to stop at just one handful. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 6 c. Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 c. plain Cheerios cereal
  • 1 c. crushed pretzels
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 2 c. M&Ms or other candy mix-in
  • 10 oz. vanilla candy melts
  • 2 oz. spring bunny sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a very large bowl (I actually used a stock pot because my bowls were not quite big enough), combine Chex, Cheerios, crushed pretzels, mini marshmallows and candy. Toss to mix.

  3. Melt candy melts in the microwave according to instructions on package. Pour half over Chex mix and with a rubber spatula, start mixing in. When mixed in as best as possible, add remaining melted candy melts and mix to combine.

  4. Turn out onto prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Scatter sprinkles evenly over top of the Chex Mix.

  5. Allow the whole mixture to set for 30 minutes. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container if not enjoying immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • If you have a 12-oz. bag of candy melts, feel free to add an extra cup of cereal or pretzels.