Christmas Chow – easy snack idea

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Need a class or kindy ‘bring a plate’ idea? This Christmas Chow, an easy snack idea is easy and fun to make!

When my kids used to have end of year celebrations for school they each used to bring different things. My daughter (one of the twins) used to make Rocky Road, her twin brother delegated himself to drinks (easy option!) and my youngest daughter would take Christmas Chow.

Christmas Chow is a crunchy, sweet snack filled with cereal, chocolate, peanut butter, icing sugar and more. It’s very easy, my kids actually make it themselves. I can’t take the credit for this, it’s all them.  It is always important to put a tag with the Christmas Chow to let others know it contains nuts.

My youngest used to pit her Christmas Chow into little bags and give them out to her friends as a little Christmas gift. These Merry Christmas bag toppers are available in my shop and there are several different designs to choose from!

This is a great snack to keep in the fridge over Christmas for when unexpected guests arrive. It’s guaranteed you will have none left after serving it!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


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Christmas Chow

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  • Author: Katrina


  • 9 cups Crispix cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup Christmas m&m’s
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melts
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups icing sugar


  1. Place the Crispix into a large bowl
  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl place the chocolate, peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract
  3. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat until mixture has completely melted
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Crispix and mix with a spatula until all of the cereal is coated
  5. Spoon the icing sugar in a large zip lock bag. Place all of the chocolate mix into the zip lock bag, along with pretzels and m&m’s, close and shake until all the cereal is coated in icing sugar
  6. Spread the mixture out onto a lined baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate and sugar to set
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks