holiday hash

Holiday Hash

This quick and easy holiday treat is easy to make. And because this recipe makes so much of it, you could easily turn it into 10 or 15 gifts. Just pick up so cute glassine backs or other perfect food/snack gift containers at your local craft store, and you’re on your way! Heavenly, Holiday Hash!

holiday hash

holiday hash
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Holiday Hash

Quick and easy holiday treat that is suitable for gifting. If you get the red and green M&Ms you’ll have a very festive-looking result. This makes a lot. You should be able to make 10 to 15 gifts depending on the size of your containers.
Nutrition is based on one cup of Holiday Hash.
Prep Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Course: Candy, Gifts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Mary Hunt


  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 2 cups peanuts dry roasted, plain, or honey roasted, as desired
  • 24 oz plain M&Ms
  • 24 oz white melting wafers or white chocolate chips (see NOTES)
  • sprinkles (optional)


  • Pour all dry ingredients into a huge bowl, bin,or similar container
  • Melt white chocolate chips or melting wafers according to the package instructions*. Be careful to not overcook as these chips burn quickly. SEE NOTES. Be careful not to overcook as these chips burn quickly.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate over the mixture and with a strong long-handled wooden spoon toss well to coat. Throw in some spinkles, as desired
  • Spread the hash on waxed paper and leave until the chocolate hardens.
  • Break up into pieces as needed.
  • Store in an airtight container or pour into gift bags.


*Chocolate melting notes: Melting wafers are chocolate that’s formulated for making candy. They are inexpensive and easy to use. Melt ‘n Mold is one brand but there are others, available at grocery stores, cake and candy supply stores, and craft stores. Chocolate bars and bakers chocolate melt well. Chocolate chips, however, are formulated to resist melting. If chips are your only option, you can melt them but it’s tricky. Stir in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil per 1 ounce of chips. Microwave on medium power at 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until the consistency is perfect for dipping.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 5mg
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