Holiday Crafts: Chex Mix Candy Recipe and Gift

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With Christmas just around the corner, I have the perfect little gift idea for you! This simple craft/recipe is so easy to make as neighbor gifts or for your friends and teachers. Everyone will love this gift! The fun thing about these take-out boxes is that they come in all kinds of fun colors and sizes. Feel free to get creative! You can also include dried fruity candy and other snacks from Kanpai Foods.

Holiday Craft Project: Chex Mix Candy Gift

Chex Mix Candy Recipe


  • 5 cups of Honey Nut Chex (this is gluten free!)
  • 4 cups of mini pretzels
  • 1 pkg. of vanilla candi quik
  • 1 package of peanut m&m's
  • 1 cup of melted chocolate
  • 2 crushed candy canes (optional)


1. Purchase the above ingredients.
2. To make your mix, combine the chex, pretzels and m&m's in a large bowl.
3.  Melt your candiquick and pour over the top of the chex mix. Stir until combined.
4.  Drizzle with chocolate and top with crushed candy canes.

Fill your boxes with the yummy Chex Mix and tie a cute bow with bakers twine or ribbon. I found these fun Chinese Boxes at Hobby Lobby, but I have seen them at several other craft stores. I also added a fun little accordion pinwheel to the front (you can find the whole tutorial here), but it would be cute with a fun gift tag as well. This is a super easy gift to put together, and your friends will LOVE it!

Warning: This Chex Mix is very addicting...but oh so yummy!

I wish everyone a very Happy Holiday!

Do you have a fun gift you like to give to neighbors and friends? What are some of your favorite snacks at Christmas?

 My name is Jamielyn Nye and I’m a hopeless chocolate addict. Sometimes known to eat chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl. I’m a Mama to two chubbies and married to one sexy man. My days are full of chasing my 2 little monkeys, cleaning messes (it’s like shoveling in a snow storm), pinterest, snuggling, avoiding the ever-growing pile of laundry, e-mails, play-dough, crafting and wondering, “Is it nap time yet?!" Find me blogging at I Heart Nap Time. Chat with me on Facebook & Twitter.

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Jamielyn created I {Heart} Nap Time where she shares her creativity, DIY Projects, crafts, sewing tutorials and recipes. Jamielyn enjoys spending time with her family and building their home in Phoenix Arizona.


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