Vanilla Chex Mix {recipe}

How to Make Vanilla Chex Mix looks easier than it actually is.  Maybe I’m just deficient in the art of chex mix making, but it’s a messy business and those Chex pieces are harder to cover than they seem.  On the upside, it’s a treat that looks super cute and tastes really yummy.    This Vanilla Chex Mix Recipe uses Rice Chex cereal, Instant Vanilla Pudding, white chocolate baking chips, Peanut M&M’s, and candy sprinkles.  The mix is perfect for a birthday party, Valentine’s Day, or customize the color to match your party or event!   It’s a great homemade gift idea for friends and neighbors, too!

Vanilla Chex Mix

I found this recipe on Butter, with a Side of Bread.  Their recipe uses Strawberry Cream Pudding (hard to find) which gives the mix a strawberry flavor and they don’t use nuts in their recipe, but inspiration definitely comes from them with thanks!

Vanilla Chex Mix Ingredients

Vanilla Chex Mix ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Chex Mix
  • 12 oz bag of white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 box of Instant Vanilla Pudding (you’ll use 4 TBS of mix)
  • Peanut M&M’s
  • Candy Sprinkles
  • Food colorant (I used magenta colored gel by Wilton’s)

Directions {step-by-step}

Vanilla Chex Mix

MELT white chocolate baking chips in microwave safe dish in microwave.  My 12 oz. bag took about 2.5 minutes.  I’d recommend melting your chips in 30 second increments.

ADD 4 TBS of Vanilla pudding mix to melted white chocolate.

Vanilla Chex Mix

ADD food coloring.  Just add enough drops for desired color.  Stir in.

Chex Mix

MIX 6 cups of Chex mix into melted chocolate.  Good luck with this part.  It’s harder than it looks to try to cover the Chex pieces without breaking them.

Vanilla Chex Mix

SPREAD mix onto wax paper and then add M&M’s and sprinkles.

LET cool.

Vanilla Chex Mix

ENJOY, GIVE as a GIFT, or let the chex mix be part of your birthday party decor like I did for my daughters party!

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  1. This is a great idea!! I need to make this for my sons birthday party this weekend. Of course I’ll change the colors though to match the Cars theme.

    • OMG…. I just made this and it’s not easy at all to stir! I ended up using my hands to get it mostly mixed. I used regular white chocolate chips… was I supposed to use the white chocolate candy melts?

      • No. I had the same problem. I was really surprised how not easy it was to mix!

        “How to Make Vanilla Chex Mix looks easier than it actually is. Maybe I’m just deficient in the art of chex mix making, but it’s a messy business and those Chex pieces are harder to cover than they seem.” 🙂

        How did yours turn out?

  2. YUM! That looks awesome. My kids would LOVE this! Looks easy enough to make together too which will be fun. Thanks!

  3. Oh, wowzers. Pinning this to my “Be Mine” Pinterest board. LOVE me some sugary Chex mix! Thanks!

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