Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix made with 3 cereals coated in white chocolate & tossed with M&M’s and sprinkles! Simple, fun sweet snack mix perfect for parties & holiday gifts!
You’re going to love making this elf bait recipe just as much as you do eating it. It’s such a wonderful blend of sweet and crunchy. Every batch is filled with festive colors of red, white, and green, making it perfect for the holidays. This no-bake Christmas treat will be the highlight of any party or get-together and won’t last long either so make sure you set your portion aside before offering this Christmas snack up to others.
What is Elf Bait?
Elf bait, also sometimes known as elf crack or elf munch is similar to a Chex mix cereal snack mix in that it has chocolate and cereal at its base. But what makes it unique is the blend of cereals and colors in every batch. We use 3 different kinds of cereal for a fun and flavorful blend of crunch and top it off with white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, and festive colored M&Ms and sprinkles. You may not catch a little elf, but you will catch a good time with this fun Christmas mix.
Sweet Snack Mix Ingredients
-Cereal: You will need 2 cups each of Kellogg’s Krave Chocolate chip cookie dough cereal, General Mill’s Chocolate Cookie Crisp cereal, and General Mill’s Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch cereal.
-White chocolate: Use 2 ½ cups of melted Log house Baking White Chocolate Bar to help coat the cereal and make the toppings stick. I would not suggest melting chocolate chips, they work, but using a bark it makes the melted chocolate silkier and a nicer finish.
-M&Ms: You will need ¼ cup of Christmas colored M&Ms to add some holiday cheer. I recommend sticking with the mini M&Ms so that there’s plenty to go around.
-Sprinkles: Use ⅛ cup (2 tablespoons) of colorful and festive Christmas sprinkles to add more fun.
-Chocolate chips: You will need ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips so that there’s plenty to scatter amongst the mix.
How to Make Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix
Place a silicone mat onto a baking sheet and then set it aside.
In a large bowl combine all of your dry cereal together.
Melt the chocolate
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your white chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
Pour your melted white chocolate over the bowl of cereal and then stir together until all of the cereal is well coated.
Pour the cereal into your prepared baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
Sprinkle the M&Ms, Christmas Sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips over the top.
Chill and serve
Place the baking sheet into the freezer for 15 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened. It may take more or less time depending on the weather where you live.
Break the cereal into pieces and serve. Enjoy!
ELF BAIT CHRISTMAS SNACK MIX
- 2 cups Kellogg’s Chocolate chip cookie dough cereal
- 2 cups General Mill’s Chocolate Cookie Crisp cereal
- 2 cups General Mill’s Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch cereal
- 2 ½ cups chopped melted Log house Baking White Chocolate Bar
- ¼ cup mini chocolate M&M’s Christmas colors
- ⅛ cup Christmas sprinkles
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Place a silicone mat on a baking sheet and set it aside.
- In a large bowl combine all the cereals together
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate. At 30 seconds interval at 50%. Until all melted. 3 to 4 minutes.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the cereals and mix until the cereals are all coated.
- Pour into the prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the M&M, Christmas sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips evenly on top of the coated cereals
- Place in the freezer for 15 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Break into desire pieces size
- Serve and enjoy!
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Can I use any cereal?
Absolutely! Go ahead and use your favorite 3 types of cereal if desired (or any cereal you may have on hand). This is a great way to use up the last bit in several boxes because we all know kids don’t wait to finish a box before opening a new one.
How long is elf bait good for?
This bait can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge. While it can survive at room temperature the fridge will help to keep the chocolate from melting and becoming a sticky mess. This is also great if you live in a hotter southern state for the holidays and want a chilled treat to enjoy.
Can I freeze elf bait?
Yes! This Christmas snack mix recipe does great in the freezer. You can store your mix in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Then when you’re ready to eat, just give it a few minutes to come to room temperature (really doesn’t take long) and enjoy!
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It’s almost time for the visit of those magical creatures. Elf Baits was for years the magical snack in the house. This elf bait is crunchy, colorful and kids’ favorite cereals. The white chocolate bark is the perfect coating for every bite!