Quick & Easy Cheerios Snack Mix, holiday style
Yield: ~1½ quarts
This no-bake, salty-sweet snack takes minutes to make with a short list of basic ingredients. A filling blend of complex carbs, fat, and protein-plus chocolate!-makes a handful of the crunchy mix super satisfying. And you can customize the mix from one holiday to the next!


  • 4 cups Cheerios (I use regular; could use Honey Nut)
  • 1 cup raisins (could substitute dried cranberries or a mix of dried fruit)
  • 1 cup salted peanuts (could use nuts/seeds of choice)
  • 1 cup M&Ms (choose holiday colors, if desired)


  1. Place the ingredients in a large, zip-top bag and gently shake to mix. Alternatively, this may be done in a large mixing bowl and then transferred to an airtight container for storage.

    Tip: an advantage of storing in a zip-top bag is that you can turn the bag upside down now and then to redistribute the ingredients, as the heavier add-ins tend to sink to the bottom.

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