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White Chocolate Monster Munch {Halloween Chex Mix}

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Cereal, salty nuts and pretzels plus M&M’s tossed in white chocolate make an irresistible party treat! This White Chocolate Monster Munch AKA Halloween Chex Mix is perfect for Halloween, game day or any gathering.

White Chocolate Monster Munch in a white and red polka dot bowl

White Chocolate Monster Munch

Everyone in Indianapolis knows about this recipe, it’s the White Chocolate Party Mix featured in our Jr. League cookbook, Winners. I’ve tweaked this “White Chocolate Monster Munch” so all my favorites are in this version of the medley: Rice Chex, pretzels, cashews and M&M’s.

But basically, you can add whatever cereal, nut or candy that you’d like. The original also calls for Corn Chex, Cheerios and dry roasted peanuts.

I think I’d eat shoe leather if it was covered in white chocolate, so I’m always thrilled when I get a generous bagful at Christmas from my neighbors. Made with red and green M&M’s makes it extra festive for a holiday hostess gift.

White Chocolate Monster Munch om a ceramic bowl on a red napkin

Halloween Chex Mix

With this  Halloween Chex Mix AKA White Chocolate Monster Munch, I used Autumn colored milk chocolate M&M’s, but the classic would work fine, too. Revert back to peanuts instead of cashews if that’s your preference. Throwing in some candy corn would be another perfect autumnal ingredient and would definitely mark this as a Halloween treat.

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White Chocolate Monster Munch | Irresistible snack mix coated in white chocolate!

White Chocolate Monster Munch

This monster munch is a perfect Halloween snack. Or serve it on game day for an irresistible treat. Adapted from Winners, an Indianapolis Jr. League cookbook

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Mixing, Microwaving
  • Cuisine: American


  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels (sticks or snaps)
  • 1 cup cashews (I used salted)
  • 1 cup M&M’s (I used autumn colored classic M&M’s)


  1. Carefully melt white chocolate in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth. Set aside.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients and slowly pour over melted white chocolate and gently stir to coat. Spread mix onto wax or parchment paper and let cool.
  3. Break into small pieces. Refrigerate to keep fresh.


Doubles easily.

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54 comments on “White Chocolate Monster Munch {Halloween Chex Mix}”

  1. This is dangerous in my house 🙂 thank you for sharing

  2. Interesting Indianapolis tradition. And undoubtedly a tasty one, too, with the white chocolate and cashews! Think I’d add shredded wheat minis =)

  3. Sounds like a yummy munchie Liz! Happy Halloween Week-enjoy:@)

  4. I never had this type of munchies, and I think your white chocolate version is one of the best Liz. No wonder they are so famous! I can just imagine the covered pretzels…yummy!

  5. I would eat pretty much anything dipped in white chocolate too, but this looks like a particularly delicious combination!

  6. I could munch of this all day! Happy Halloween Liz!

  7. I have a weakness for white chocolate. These look delicious. Have you seen the white chocolate m and m’s?

  8. Liz,
    I love this white chocolate monster crunch mix!!! This is perfect for a Halloween party! yum!!!

  9. This would be so dangerous around me! I love a good trail mix combo and the white chocolate, yes please!! This is the perfect Monster Munch!!

  10. This sounds great! I’d love to make it with some Reeses Pieces. Yum.

  11. Sweet, salty and chocolate. I’ll take a giant bagful please!

  12. I love chex mixes and this one looks especially yummy. I’m all about the pretzels and cashews!

  13. Yum yum…gimme some! I want an entire bowl just for me!!

  14. Um wow!! I need this in my life right now. I could eat the entire bowl!

  15. This is a great snack mix to have out at a Halloween party or as a little snack right before everyone goes out trick or treating. After all, you’ll need the stamina to have the energy to carry around all that candy!

  16. I love this combo, great recipe especially for Halloween!!!

  17. This snackie mix is ALWAYS good! Have never had a bad version, anywhere, anytime!

  18. This is my kind of snack, Liz. I am not much of a sweet eater but I love sweet and salty all mixed together. I’d polish off that bowl of deliciousness in NO time!

  19. This is my kinda snack mix. It looks so delicious! And since I’m not really much of a Halloween girl, this works perfectly for me.
    I love jr. league cookbooks….they are always filled with some of the best recipes!

  20. What a great twist on monkey munch!

  21. This sounds very delicious…and addictive! It’s so perfect with the sweet and salty mixed into it. And I love the name, Monster Munch! 🙂

  22. I often make the classic Chex Mix (did it on Friday, as a matter of fact) but haven’t yet made monster munch. I need to do this! Looks so delish. Thanks for this.

  23. I have never made anything like this but I pinned yours because I have to make this one!! I may hide it from everyone else though!!

  24. My husband loves mixes like these…I do too to be honest. Don’t know why we just buy them and not make some ourselves. It would be amazing because of course you would make sure your favorite mix ins are included.

  25. My puppy chow may be replaced by this! I will become addicted with one bite, no doubt. I thought the little candies were Skittles and I kind of did a happy dance. Do you think Skittles would work?

  26. Love the name! I have a feeling this could be quite addictive!

  27. What an addictive treat, this would make a festive holiday gift too!

  28. Love mixes like this. But I have to be careful what I eat. And I would eat all of this, if I could!

  29. I love everything in this! I want some now!

  30. Mmm sweet and salty all in one 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  31. I saw this on FB and was intrigued. I have never seen a dish like this. I can imagine this is a highly addictive snack and how quick and easy is it! I know if I made this it would be snaffled up in no time xx

  32. I’ve never had this with chocolate before. I must have been on another planet. Yum.

  33. Mmmm.. This looks amazing Liz! I love white chocolate too and macadamia nuts are both winners in my book!

  34. This would be perfect to make and serve at fall parties! I can see why this is everyone’s favorite. You can’t go wrong with a yummy munch!

  35. delicious mix!! Bet it is so additive!! We just love white chocolate!

  36. High five for Rice Chex! My mom makes homemade chex mix for Christmas, and I always pick out and eat the rice chex. Not because I don’t like the other kinds (corn, whole wheat) that she uses (I do), it’s just…the rice chex is the best 🙂

    I’m loving that you packed this mix full of good stuff…and ONLY good stuff. Bravo!

  37. Thanks for sharing this recipe:). I was looking for a Halloween snack mix to make.

  38. Can’t keep those in my house…they are too addictive!

  39. Love sweet and salty snacks and can never get enough of white chocolate either! This monster munch would be perfect for any Halloween party 🙂

  40. What a fun snack! I could use a snack like this when I’m working all night – it’ll give me the sugar rush/joy that I need to get through the night!

  41. Very colorful, Liz. I like that you switched it up with white Chocolate!

  42. A friend of mine makes something similar to this and calls it “White Trash”. It must have so many different names although Monster Munch is the right name for Halloween.

  43. What an easy recipe for a fun Trick or Treat handout (for neighbors and friends who know you, not strangers). Thanks for sharing on #SundaySupper!

  44. Mmm…good choices for your add-ins, Liz, although I’d probably eat this delicious concoction with any ingredient!

  45. If it’s works in Indianapolis, it will work in Aspen. I am making this (double portion) and taking it down to the front office for all The Gant’s ghosts and goblins to munch on as they work through their day. Sounds like a perfect choice. A Winner, for sure. Thanks, Liz.

  46. This stuff is SO good. I didn’t grow up with this – we had the savory party mix but never the sweet, had it for the second time ever this summer at a baby shower and I am HOOKED. Momma Kubik needs to break tradition this Christmas 🙂

  47. Lizzy,
    This looks addicting. I bet you can’t stop at just a handful.

  48. My husband would go crazy over this mix. Looks like I’ll be making it soon!

  49. I Need this in my life right now!!!!

  50. I could eat this monster munch anytime. 🙂

  51. what a great Halloween treat !!

  52. my grand kids would never get a chance to have any this would be gone in a heartbeat !! love it

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