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Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix

This Elf Bait Christmas Mix recipe is such a fun holiday treat! Grab your favorite cereal, some chocolate and some sprinkles. No baking!

A FUN HOLIDAY SWEET SNACK MIX

This little Christmas mix is sometimes called “White Trash” which is basically a bunch of different sweet and salty snacks that are tossed in melted white chocolate. However, for Christmas, I thought it should have a slightly more, um, elevated name. So we’re going with Elf Bait here!

Elf Bait Snack Mix made with cereal with white chocolate in a small clear glass bowl.

TIPS FOR MAKING ELF BAIT:

  • Mini M&Ms can be added for more color, and, of course, for more chocolate!
  • Any combination of your favorite sweet cereal will work with this recipe.
  • When melting chocolate in the microwave, it’s helpful to melt at only 50% power to ensure the chocolate does not burn. You can add 1 tsp of oil if you want to have the chocolate to be thinner.
  • Using a couple of big spoons to coat the cereal with the chocolate allows you to do it while it is still warm to the touch and easier to spread. Just toss it quickly, like a salad.
  • By cooling the mixture in refrigerator for 20 minutes, it allows the chocolate to set faster but it’s not necessary if your house is cool enough.
  • Store the finished white chocolate mix in an airtight container or a ziploc bag. Keep it at room temperature or in the fridge. It should last for about 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.
  • I do not recommend freezing this mix since it will not thaw at a good consistency.
Elf Bait Christmas Mix recipe from The Country Cook, snack mix shown in a clear bowl with small twinkling lights in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros cereal
  • Cookie Crisp cereal
  • Honey-Nut Cheerios cereal
  • mini marshmallows
  • white chocolate chips
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • mini chocolate chips
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros cereal, Cookie Crisp cereal, Honey-Nut Cheerios cereal, mini marshmallows, white chocolate chips, Christmas sprinkles, mini chocolate chips.

HOW TO MAKE ELF BAIT:

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish (or a cookie sheet) with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix all the cereal and mini marshmallows. Set aside.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros cereal, Cookie Crisp cereal, Honey-Nut Cheerios cereal, mini marshmallows in a large clear bowl.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips in microwave at 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring each time, until melted. The mixture will be thick.

melted white chocolate mixed into a bowl with mixed cereal.

Add melted white chocolate to the cereal bowl. Using 2 spoons, mix it all together until all the cereal is coated.

melted white chocolate mixed with cereal using a wooden spoon in a large clear bowl.

Transfer to a 9″x 13″ dish. Spread the mixture as evenly as possible.

candy coated cereal spread into a greased baking dish.

Sprinkle the top with Christmas sprinkles and mini chocolate chips.

sprinkles and mini chocolate chips added to the top of chocolate cereal mixture.

Cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. 

Elf Bait Snack Mix cooling in a white baking dish.

Break in pieces and serve.

Christmas White Trash Snack Mix in a small clear shot glass on a white surface.

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Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix recipe

Elf Bait Christmas Mix

This Elf Bait Christmas Mix recipe is such a fun holiday treat! Grab your favorite cereal, some chocolate and some sprinkles. No baking!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros cereal
  • 1 cup Cookie Crisp cereal
  • 2 ⅔ cups Honey-Nut Cheerios cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 11 ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Christmas sprinkles
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Spray a 9"x 13" baking dish (or a cookie sheet) with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the cereal and mini marshmallows. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring each time, until melted.
  • Add melted white chocolate to the cereal bowl. Using 2 spoons, mix it all together until all the cereal is coated. Like tossing a salad.
  • Transfer to the prepared 9"x 13" dish. Spread the mixture as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle the top with Christmas sprinkles and mini chocolate chips.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Break in pieces and serve.

Notes

  • Mini M&Ms can be added for more color, and, of course, for more chocolate!
  • Any combination of your favorite sweet cereal will work with this recipe.
  • When melting chocolate in the microwave, it’s helpful to melt at only 50% power to ensure the chocolate does not burn. You can add 1 tsp of oil if you want to have the chocolate to be thinner.
  • Using a couple of big spoons to coat the cereal with the chocolate allows you to do it while it is still warm to the touch and easier to spread. Just toss it quickly, like a salad.
  • By cooling the mixture in refrigerator for 20 minutes, it allows the chocolate to set faster but it’s not necessary if your house is cool enough.
  • Store the finished white chocolate mix in an airtight container or a ziploc bag. Keep it at room temperature or in the fridge. It should last for about 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.
  • I do not recommend freezing this mix since it will not thaw at a good consistency.
Course: Candy, Snack
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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