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Strawberry Valentine Chex Mix is easy to make, fun & perfectly festive for Valentine's Day!

Strawberry white chocolate coating on Chex cereal with added chocolate candy is the perfect sweet treat!


Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 20


Ingredients

4-6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 8- oz bag Strawberry Candy Melts OR
1 bag of white chocolate baking chips {12 oz} AND
1 box of Strawberry Creme Jell-O Pudding** {pudding NOT gelatin!}
Valentines M&M's and/or Sprinkles

Instructions

Measure out Chex cereal into a large bowl. Note: if you're using the Strawberry Candy Melts, you'll use 4 cups of cereal. If you're using the white chocolate chips + pudding mix, you'll use 6 cups of cereal.


Pour chocolate into a small glass dish. Add 1/2 tsp shortening, if desired, to help the chocolate coat the cereal easier. Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit in the microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and gently stir. If chocolate loves its shape and looks smooth, it's done. If not, return to the microwave in 15 second increments, letting it sit for 2-3 minutes each time, until melted and smooth.


If you used White Chocolate Chips + Pudding Mix: Add 4 TBSP of the strawberry creme pudding into the white chocolate and stir gently until smooth. Add 2 drops of red food coloring, if desired.


Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and stir gently to coat.


Transfer cereal mixture to a large piece of wax paper. Sprinkle with M&M's and Valentine's sprinkles, if desired. Let cool to set. Break pieces and store in an airtight container to save.

Candy can be made up to 3-4 days ahead, if desired. It saves well!