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Valentine Chex Mix Recipe

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I adore making puppy chow and this Valentine Chex Mix recipe is so easy and fun, it’s seriously one of my favorite muddy buddy recipes on the planet.

A fun twist on the typical, this Valentine puppy chow Chex mix recipe with pretzels has a little salty-peanut buttery surprise. You weren’t expecting that in a Valentine snack mix, were you?!

Want more surprisingly awesome snack mix ideas for parties? Check out these 12 easy Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipes you’re just going to love.

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But back to this fun Valentine’s Day snack mix. Similar to what you’d call reindeer chow, this is a Chex cereal-inspired sweet treat you can make in 20 minutes or less.

So, if you need a quick party treat, grab a large bowl and let’s do this!

How to Make Valentines Chex Mix:

This is so easy, you’re going to love it.

Just drop your melting chocolate into a bowl, with all your other wet ingredients, then warm them up, stirring until it’s all melted and smooth.

Add the chocolate mixture to 1/2 of the cereal and stir until you’ve coated the cereal completely.

Mix that up with your 1/3 cup powdered sugar in a baggie to make sure it’s all coated, then spread that out to cool.

When it’s cool, mix with your other cereal portion and yummy bits and it’s done!

You can then pop a handful into individual snack baggies and attach a cute free printable cactus Valentine card, then let your kiddo pass those out at school during their Valentines party!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Valentine Chex Mix Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

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Must Have Resources:

When making Valentine Chex Mix at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: BBQ Meatballs 

Party Tray: Meat and Cheese Plate Ideas 

Veggie: Asparagus Spirals 

Refreshing Drink: S’mores Mocktail 

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Best Chex Mix Recipes:

Once you make this Valentines Chex Mix Recipe, you’re going to realize just how perfect for a party this little snack can be. It’s seriously the perfect party food. Buuuut…maybe you’re kind of reading this in June. Well, I’ve got that covered with some ideas for muddy buddies so good you won’t want to share!

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More Valentines Recipes:

Oh, you were just here for the whole Valentines “thing”. Well, I’m kind of there with you. We’re running pretty hard toward the big V-day, aren’t we?

So, I decided I’d help you out! Check out these awesome Valentines recipes:

Valentine's Day Puppy Chow easy snack mix recipe with cereal and candy melts

Valentine Chex Mix Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The peanut butter filled nuggets add just enough salt to this sweet Valentine Chex Mix Recipe to tone down the sweetness!


  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup powdered, confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup Valentine colored milk chocolate M & M s
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets
  • 4.5 oz salted party peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon silver jimmies sprinkles
  • 1 Tablespoon red & white heart sprinkles


  1. Place cereal, pretzels, and 1/2 the peanuts into a large bowl.
  2. In a small microwaveable bowl, heat vanilla chips, peanut butter, and margarine uncovered on high for about 45 seconds. Stir well to remove all lumps. Pour mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Place 1/2 the cereal mixture in a 1-gallon Ziploc. Add powdered sugar, seal, and shake until the mixture is well coated. Spread on waxed paper and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir M&Ms and remaining peanuts into remaining cereal mixture. Spread onto waxed paper and allow to cool about 20 minutes.
  5. In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/11/2020

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Tuesday 14th of February 2017

This chex mix looks delicious! Perfect for Valentine's Day? Just a reminder, don't forget to add links to this week's Fiesta Friday post, as well as Petra's blog and my blog so you can be considered for features next week!? Thanks for sharing! Happy Fiesta Friday!!?


Sunday 2nd of February 2014

This looks yummy and pretty!


Sunday 2nd of February 2014

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

Miz Helen

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

This is a great Chex Mix for the Love Day! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend! Miz Helen

Jacqui Odell

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Looks yummy! I think I will try it this weekend! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (

Crystal & Co

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

Kelli, I cannot wait to try this. I love salty and sweet. One of my favorites combinations.

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