Elf Munch Snack Mix (Free Printable)

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Elf Munch is the perfect Christmas snack mix! Chocolate coated Chex mixed with pretzels and candy are a great party treat for the kids especially with the FREE printable tags.

Just 6 easy ingredients comes together in under 30 minutes. This mix is easy to adapt to your favorite flavors and everyone loves munching on it!


Elf Munch is the perfect Christmas snack mix! Chocolate coated Chex mixed with pretzels and candy are a great party treat for the kids especially with the FREE printable tags.

When Jordan was in Kindergarten she started doing Daisy Scouts. She was a Daisy just until she became a Girl Scout and then decided to quit. She wasn’t into it; the meetings weren’t as kinetic as her body and mind needed. They did a lot of crafts and story time, but she’s a mover and a socializer, two things that I’m sure the den mothers did not appreciate!

Back during her first year I was asked to provide snack for one of the meetings. They also wanted something hands-on that the kids could make as well as eat. It was an activity for some sort of badge, I don’t remember which one. Anyway, I decided to whip up an easy snack mix that would be easy for the kids to do and something they’d love to eat too.

This Elf Munch Snack Mix is what I made for them that year and I’m still making it every Christmas, 7 years later!

Elf Munch Snack Mix with free printable tags are perfect for kids Christmas parties!

To make this easy Chex mix recipe, all you need is some chocolate and any flavor Chex cereal. I used Rice Chex because it’s my favorite, but use what you like. The vanilla or cinnamon would be good as well. You could also use popcorn instead!

Divide the cereal in half and coat each batch with white chocolate and chocolate.  Once it cools and hardens, break it apart and mix it with your favorite snack mix items. I used pretzels and M&Ms, but you could use any kind of candy and any kind of cracker (kids love Goldfish in this too). Even adding marshmallows would be good.

When it comes to M&Ms, any flavor is good. I like using colorful Christmas ones, but all the different kinds come in Christmas flavors these days. Peanut butter or the Krispy M&Ms would be great too (or even the pretzel ones).

Once its all made and mixed, it’s hard to resist, so I suggest packaging it up in treat bags ASAP. It’s too easy to mindlessly eat if it’s just around…but it also stores well in the refrigerator. Put it in an airtight container or bag and it’ll last for several weeks (if it lasts that long).

If you’re packaging this up for a kids party or as goody bags then you need the final piece: free printable bag tags!

Elf Munch is the perfect Christmas treat and fun to gift with the free printable tags.

Elf Munch Printable Tags


These printable bag tags are easy to attach to a fold-top sandwich bag. Simply fill the bag and fold it over. Cut out each tag, fold in half, and staple over the baggie and you have a cute goody bag or class party treat.

I guarantee everyone will love this – who doesn’t love Chex mix? (In fact, I don’t eat Chex cereal with milk…I eat it in mixes like this or in muddy buddy recipes!)

Elf Munch Chex Mix Snack Recipe

This recipe is so easy even the kids can make it themselves. Just melt the chocolate and have them stir it up and then add their favorite mix-ins. Then wrap it up for the grandparents and teachers!

Tips for making Elf Munch:

  1. When melting chocolate, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil or shortening to aid in melting. Melt in 30 second increments, stirring between each.
  2. White chocolate chips have trouble melting more often than regular chocolate. Make sure to add the oil, or use candy melts instead.
  3. I love melting chocolate in paper dixie bowls so the clean-up is easy. They can go in the microwave!
  4. Pretzel twists or rods work, or use Goldfish or other crackers.
  5. Almonds would be a a good addition as well.

Are you looking for fun Elf On The Shelf Ideas? Check out this post with 25 cute ideas!

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You can find the printable tags here.

Elf Munch

Elf Munch is the perfect Christmas snack mix! Chocolate coated Chex mixed with pretzels and candy are a great party treat for the kids especially with the FREE printable tags.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 9 cups
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 6 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Christmas M&Ms any flavor
  • 3 cups pretzels


  • Place 3 cups of rice Chex in two separate large bowls. Line two cookie sheets with wax paper.
  • Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for one minute on HIGH. Stir and continue heating for 30 second intervals until melted. If you’re like me and can never get it to melt right, add a teaspoon or two of vegetable oil, stir, and continue melting. It should melt smooth. Immediately pour over one bowl of rice Chex and stir to coat. Spread on one of the wax-paper lined cookie sheets. Chill until hardened; about 5 minutes.
  • Repeat step 2 with the milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips and the second bowl of rice Chex.
  • While chocolate Chex is chilling, stir M&Ms and pretzels in a large bowl. Once chocolate and white chocolate covered Chex is hardened, break into pieces and add to the M&M pretzel mixture, then stir to combine.
  • You can serve this in a big bowl or in individual bags. For individual bags: place 1 cup of mix into a fold-top sandwich bag. Fold closed and secure with a staple. Cut out the printable and fold in half. Secure to top of bag with double-sided tape.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chex mix, christmas

Be sure to check out these other Chex-inspried recipes: Chex Mix Christmas Crack, Becky’s Chex Party Mix, and my favorite: Sugar Cookie Chex Mix from my friend Christi!

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