Funfetti Chex mix. White chocolate puppy chow. Confetti cake muddy buddies. Cake batter Chex mix. Funfetti puppy chow. Whatever you call it, you best not be without the ingredients for it when a craving hits.
This funfetti Chex mix is simply crisp Chex cereal lavished with melted white chocolate and gilded with sprinkles. A crazy sweet indulgence guaranteed to satisfy the inner kid in all of us. It’s also the fastest party snack you’ll ever toss together—and also likely to be the fastest party snack to ever disappear.–Angie Zoobkoff
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Funfetti Chex Mix
- 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1/2 cup colored sprinkles
- 1 cup yellow or white boxed dry cake mix
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar or less to taste
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips chopped white chocolate bars, or white chocolate candy melts
- 1 teaspoon shortening or mild vegetable oil
- Dump the cereal in a very large bowl or pot.
- In another large bowl or pot, combine the sprinkles, dry cake mix, and confectioners’ sugar (use less sugar if you’re not into crazy sweet things) and stir to combine.
- In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate and shortening at 50% power in 30-second increments until melted, stirring well after each increment, about 90 seconds total. Be sure to watch it carefully as white chocolate tends to seize quickly. (Alternately, you can melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.)
- Immediately pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture and gently stir to coat with a rubber spatula. Be careful to not crush the cereal.
- Toss the sprinkles mixture over the cereal and gently stir until all the cereal is evenly coated with the sprinkles. (You may have some excess funfetti sprinkle-y goodness left at the bottom of the bowl, which is spectacular when spread like frosting atop cupcakes or, natch, devoured by the spoonful.) Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. [Editor’s Note: We’re laughing pretty so hard at the notion of this snack mix lasting in any home for more than 2 hours let alone 2 weeks. As if.]
Recipe Testers’ Reviews
Holy sugar rush, Batman! I made this funfetti Chex mix at my in-laws’ place for an impromptu holiday gathering and, between the time I put it in the serving bowl and the time that nigh a crumb remained was maybe an hour? It was impossibly easy to put together. I ended up melting the white chocolate on the stove since my microwave is so unpredictable, and honestly it probably kept things a little cleaner in the long run. But that’s seriously the “hardest” part. The rest of the recipe is basically dumping everything together and giving it a good shake. The only criticism that was universal at the party was that it’s was a wee bit too sweet. I definitely think that it would have been better without the confectioners’ sugar since the cake mix and the white chocolate are plenty sweet on their own. No one thought this was “trashy” at all. If anything, I got the comment that this was a fun, festive, and cute take on classic Chex mix. I mean, it’s got sprinkles, for goodness sake! I’m already planning to make this again in smaller batches to top a birthday cake.
I’m not sure how much I actually like this funfetti Chex mix but I couldn’t exactly stop eating it! It’s a true guilty pleasure, I suppose. My kids loved it. I used yellow cake mix—not white—because that’s what I had on hand. I found even with the yellow cake mix that the finished recipe’s color was white. Once finished, the mixture kept for 3 days in an open Mason jar on my counter and stayed crisp the entire time. After that point, I couldn’t say how it would have fared. My kids cleaned it out!
Originally published December 16, 2016