Some things don’t last long in our house.

Pillows that are actually on the sofa. Picture perfect rooms. Hershey’s kisses. Chex cereal mix.

So you can imagine what happens when we combine Hershey’s kisses with Chex cereal. Blink, and it’s gone. (Pillows and picture perfect rooms have nothing to do with this post, but I thought I’d keep it real for you and admit that the decor is usually in disarray.)

Santa's Minty Mix white chocolate peppermint cereal mix by

We call this combo Santa’s Minty Mix. The concoction is a creation dreamed up entirely by my 6-year-old son, Jackson. I’m going to make the pronouncement here: that boy has a future in snack food.

Last week, I came home from Target with two bags of white chocolate peppermint Hershey’s kisses, plus the fixings to make Chex Mix.

Well, Jackson decided to needed to make a Christmas version of my Candy-Coated Autumn Mix. Here’s what he dreamed up:

closeup of Santa's Minty Mix Peppermint White Chocolate Cereal Mix

The chef said I could share the recipe with you.

Santa’s Minty Mix


  • 1/2 bag white chocolate peppermint Hershey’s kisses
  • 1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 3 cups Chex corn cereal
  • 3 cups Chex rice cereal
  • 1 cup pretzel twists, broken to look like reindeer antlers
  • I cup green and red M&Ms
  • 1 cup mini peppermint flavored marshmallows

Measure out two types of cereal, broken pretzel pieces, M&Ms and peppermint marshmallows in a large bowl.

Unwrap Hershey’s kisses and combine with white chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe bowl.

Melt Hershey’s kisses and white chocolate chips in the microwave on 50 percent power.

Start out in 30 second increments, removing and stirring well until chocolate is melted. Do not overcook, as chocolate could become unusable.

When chocolate is melted, add cereal and other ingredients to the bowl. Stir to coat.

Cool on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow chocolate to cool and harden. Break cereal mix into pieces and enjoy.

You can store this is an airtight container. I don’t know how long it will last, though, because it never lasts very long in our house.



The chef wants to make it very clear that it’s important to break those pretzel twists into small pieces that resemble reindeer antlers.

Jackson with Santa's Minty Mix White Chocolate Peppermint Cereal Mix

Santa would probably like this alongside his milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

If it lasts that long.

tasting santa's minty mix white chocolate peppermint cereal mix

Oops, better make another batch!

If you haven’t, don’t forget to link up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations party I’m hosting with these fabulous bloggers:

Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations Blog Hop Party


  1. This looks FABULOUS! Love this kind of snack!! My kids will love it too! Thanks so much for hosting this great party!
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  2. Amy,

    Thank you so much for linking up! This Santa Mix looks delicious! The recipe looks easy and fun….the perfect combination! But can we address that container? Seriously? It is amazing!

    Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!
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