This simple and easy Valentine's Day Chex Mix is a fun, sweet treat that makes a great shareable dessert or snack! Crunchy, salty-sweet pretzels and cereal are coated in white chocolate and tossed with some of our favorite Valentine candy in this sweet Chex mix that Cupid certainly can't resist.

Love a good snack mix? Us too! Some of our other favorites are S'mores Snack Mix, Lucky Charms Snack Mix, and classic Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies).

A large bowl of Valentine's Day chex mix with candy and pretzels.

I didn't use to be a big fan of Valentine's Day, but ever since having kids it has actually become one of my favorite holidays! We draw names and do "secret cupid" gifts for each other in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Just little things like leaving a note, making a bed, or unloading the dishwasher when it's someone else's turn. It really is the sweetest to see our girls looking for ways to serve the person they are acting as Secret Cupid for.

This year I'm trying something new by cutting out hearts from colorful cardstock and writing something I love about each of them to tape onto their doors at night after they go to sleep. We'll see how it goes!

One of the things I love most about Valentine's Day are the darling red, white, and pink treats! They really are just the cutest! When I saw these darling X's & O's gummies at Trader Joe's, I knew I needed to find a way to use them in a recipe and a simple Valentine-themed moose munch seemed like the perfect opportunity.

A close image of pink, red, and white Valentine snack mix.

Why this Recipe Works

  • No fancy decorating skills required! The candy does all the hard work of making this look fun and festive for you!
  • This is a no-bake treat. The only real work is melting the white chocolate candy melts in the microwave for a minute or two!
  • The contrast of textures and flavors is really fun and tasty. And it's allergy-friendly, so you could definitely bag this up to deliver to friends on Valentine's Day!

Ingredient Notes

  • Gummy candies: I found this X&O mix at Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s around; you can use any style of Valentine’s Day gummy candy you can find at your local grocery store or from Amazon.
  • Cereal: The heart-shaped Cheerios are special promotional shapes to show heart health. I found these are my local grocery store and they are perfect for this mix, but regular Cheerios will work just as well.
  • White chocolate: I used white candy melts for coating the cereal. The Ghiradelli ones are my favorite because I think they have the best flavor and melt really easily.
Ingredients for making Valentine chex mix.

How to Make This Recipe

Place the white chocolate into a large microwave-safe mixing bowl. Melt in the microwave using short 30-second increments, stirring after blast of heat until all the white chocolate is melted and smooth.

Add the chex, cheerios, and pretzels to the bowl of melted white chocolate. Gently stir with a spatula to evenly coat the cereal in the white chocolate, then pour it out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread in an even layer.

Top the cereal and white chocolate with the sprinkles, then the snack mix set until the chocolate it firm. Break apart any large chunks by hand, being careful not to crush the cereal.

Add the jelly beans and gummy candy, then toss everything together to evenly distribute the candy.

Transfer to bowls for serving or divide between gift bags for delivering to friends.

A bowl of Valentine's Day puppy chow with candy spelling X-O-X-O.

Recipe FAQ's

Can this be made gluten-free?

Yes, you will need to use gluten-free pretzels to make this gluten-free. Cheerios are made with oats and are naturally gluten-free, as are the Rice Chex.

Can you freeze this chex mix?

No, I wouldn't recommend it. It will lose some of it's crispness and the gummy candy doesn't freeze and thaw well.

Recipe Tips

  • Storage: You can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Variation: This recipe is super versatile and you can easily swap out ingredients for something else based on personal preference. Popped popcorn is another great choice in place of some of the cereal. Or you can do Valentine M&M's instead of gummies if you prefer.
  • Candy melts: If you don't want to do gummy candies, you could use red or pink candy melts in place of the white ones to add more color to your mix if you prefer. Or do a base of white, then drizzle with melted pink or red candy melts before breaking up the cereal and adding the candy to the mix.
White chocolate Valentine chex mix with pink and red candy.

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Cupid Crunch Valentine Chex Mix

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Amy Nash
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Chilling Time 10 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
This simple and easy Valentine's Day Chex Mix is a fun, sweet treat that makes a great shareable dessert or snack! Crunchy, salty-sweet pretzels and cereal are coated in white chocolate and tossed with some of our favorite Valentine candy in this sweet Chex mix that Cupid certainly can't resist.

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces white chocolate candy melts
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups cheerios
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 14 ounces Valentine gummy candy (I got mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 cup jelly bean hearts
  • 1 ounce Valentine sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the white chocolate into a large microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave in thirty-second increments, stirring between each blast of heat until all the white chocolate has melted.
  • Fold the chex, cheerios, and pretzels into the melted chocolate until evenly coated. Pour the mixture onto the sheet pan and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle the Valentine sprinkles onto the mixture while the white chocolate is still melted so that it can stick. Let sit until firm.
  • Once the chocolate has set, break up any large chunks by hand and stir in the gummy candy and jelly beans.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Notes

  • Storage: You can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Variation: This recipe is super versatile and you can easily swap out ingredients for something else based on personal preference. Popped popcorn is another great choice in place of some of the cereal. Or you can do Valentine M&M's instead of gummies if you prefer.
  • Candy melts: If you don't want to do gummy candies, you could use red or pink candy melts in place of the white ones to add more color to your mix if you prefer. Or do a base of white, then drizzle with melted pink or red candy melts before breaking up the cereal and adding the candy to the mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg
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