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Sweetening up the classic Homemade Chex Mix with this Valentine’s Day Double Chocolate Chex Mix. Sweet, salty, heavy on the chocolate, and OH. SO. GOOD! Each bite of this mix is covered in white chocolate, Chex cereal, Cheerios, and salty milk chocolate covered pretzels. Add a mix of regular M&M’s and peanut M&M’s for extra sweetness…and a festive Valentine’s Day touch. Warning, this mix is highly addicting.

This post is sponsored by Chex Cereal.

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It’s a little odd, but I really love Valentine’s Day. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my Nonnie would make Valentine’s Day extra special. No matter where she was in the world or however far apart we were she’d managed to get me a small gift and always send a card. I know Valentine’s Day is a “romantic” holiday, but she made it fun and special for everyone. Her sweet little gifts and phone calls were something I’d look forward to every year.

So for me, boyfriend or no boyfriend in the picture, I’ve always loved v-day and really the month of February. I love the random holiday in the middle of the month. It keeps the month fun, even on cold winter days.

Anyway, my point is, since Valentine’s Day has always been such a fun holiday for me, I like to create at least one holiday-inspired dessert. Last year I shared these sweet, dainty lemon rose shortbread cookies, and this year it’s a sweet take on Chex Mix. I’ve made other desserts using Chex cereal, but this is my first shot at a sweet Chex Mix. Honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long to give this a try. My Aunt Katie used to make Chex Muddy Buddies during the holidays and we all devoured it. This is very similar, but with the addition of white chocolate.

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Here is how you make Valentine’s Day Chex Mix.

You need a combo of your favorite Chex cereals, I use an equal mix of Corn Chex and Rice Chex. I then add pretzels, using two varieties, small pretzel sticks, and twists. Now add in Cheerios and a mix of both regular and peanut M&M’s (using the Valentine’s Day edition, of course). This is what I am calling our “dry mix”.

The “wet mix” is simple, melted white chocolate. Toss the melted white chocolate with the dry mix. Then spread everything out onto a couple of baking sheets to dry completely.

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But wait, there is more. I also needed to incorporate some regular chocolate as well. Enter the milk chocolate cover pretzels…these are essential, so don’t skip them.

Once the chocolate has set up, toss in the remaining M&M’s. And that’s it, super simple. But yes, as you can imagine this mix is also quite addicting.

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Serving Suggestions and ideas…

This can be served in so many ways. It’s the perfect treat for your kids’ class Valentine’s Day party all bundled up in fun goodie bags. But it’s equally great to set out at your next gathering any time this month. Trust me, everyone devours this mix.

What’s really fun about this recipe though? It can be used for pretty much any holiday throughout the year simply by swapping out the M&M’s. Once Halloween rolls around make this a “spooky” Chex Mix. Christmas? Yep, you got it, add red and green. I will for sure be making a batch or two of Christmas Double Chocolate Chex Mix this December. I know it’s many months away, but I’m already excited to gift this.

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Until then, I’ll be mixing up a batch just like this for Valentine’s Day and sending it off to friends and family…just like my Nonnie would do. Perfect easy way to show everyone a little love this month. Cheesy, but true.

My one tip? Double the recipe, this is gone so fast…just giving you fair warning.

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If you make this Valentine’s Day Double chocolate Chex mix, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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Valentine's Day Double Chocolate Chex Mix.

Prep Time 15 minutes
chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories Per Serving: 745 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. In a large bowl, toss together the Chex Cereals, Cheerios, and 1 1/2 cups pretzels.
    2. In a medium bowl, melt together the white chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave until melted and smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture, tossing well until the cereal mixture is evenly coated. Stir in half of the M&M's. Spread the Chex mix evenly over 2 parchment paper lined baking sheets. Chill in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened, about 30 minutes.
    3. Toss the remaining 1 1/2 cups of pretzels with the melted milk chocolate. Spread the pretzels evenly over a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Chill in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened, about 30 minutes.
    4. Once chilled, combine the white chocolate Chex milk with the chocolate covered pretzels, and the remaining M&M's. Serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the fridge.


Freezing: this mix will keep well in an air tight freezer container for up to 3 months. 
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  1. I’m a huge fan of your site, thankyou so much for the amazing inspiration! I noticed you use Coconut oil in a number of your recipes, what’s the best substitute for those who arent major coconut fans? Thanks! xx

    1. Hi! I would recommend using canola oil. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious! Definitely kept our spirits high as me and my roommates grinded through midterms. Stored it in the fridge and it lasted a couple weeks!

    1. Hey Melissa! I use plain! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    I made this as Valentine’s treats for family and friends. Boy was it a hit! And there was a bonus! I didn’t use all the cereal as I cut the recipe down to suit my needs. Not wanting to waste the cereal, I mashed them up in the food processor and used the mix as a coating for homemade chicken strips. These strips are now my daughter’s favorite! Gotta love happy accidents. 🙂 Thx for another great recipe!!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for an Oscar’s / birthday / early Valentine’s party on Sunday and it’s delicious. Sadly I missed the part about spreading the Chex mix on TWO sheets…definitely needed as mine was so thick it took a lot of work to break it up! My goof! It does make a lot, so might be worth considering making half the recipe at a time. It was easy, delicious, and got raves at the party!

  5. 5 stars
    I just made this and can confirm it’s awesomeness!! It took maybe 10 min to throw together and was super easy. It’s my favorite combination of salty and sweet. And it looks kind of dreamy with the frosty looking white chocolate and pink and white m & m’s. 10 – 10 will make again many time. I think it may become my Valentine tradition. Thanks so much for all the wonderful recipes!

  6. I would make these with dark chocolate! They look more inviting than the recipe I made for Christmas – spreading the mix on the parchment is a great idea. When I get over this stupid cold, I will make a batch (or two).