Blizzard Bites In A Jar


Crunchy and sweet, this no-bake snack mix in a jar is easy to make and fun to give.

To make Blizzard Bites, you'll layer crunchy cereal, pretzels and peanuts with tangy dried cranberries and candied pineapple in a Mason jar or canning jar, then add meltable white-chocolate chips.

To make Blizzard Bites snack mix, recipients melt white chocolate chips and coat the snack mixture with a sweet holiday topping. It's simple ... and sweet!

A great gift for teachers, Secret Santa exchanges or 12 Days of Christmas activities. Make it easy with a free printable gift tag!


1 cup
rice chex-brand cereal
1 cup
pretzel twists, small
1⁄2 cup
dry-roasted peanuts
1⁄3 cup
sweetened dried cranberries (craisins)
1⁄3 cup
dried pineapple, coarsely chopped
1 cup
white chocolate chips
canning jar, quart-size with lid and ring
food storage bag, small


Layer cereal, pretzel twists, peanuts, cranberries and dried pineapple in a quart-sized canning jar.

Place white chocolate chips inside food storage bag, and place on top of layered ingredients.

Seal jar, and attach a printable gift tag with recipe instructions.

Makes 3 1/2 cups snack mix.


To prepare:

Remove white chocolate chips from jar. Empty remaining jar contents into a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.

Place white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir until melted. If additional time is needed, check at 15 second intervals. (You may add 1 teaspoon solid shortening to thin chocolate mixture, if necessary.)

Pour melted white chocolate chips over snack mixture. Stir until snack mixture is evenly coated. Spread mixture in a single layer over waxed paper, and allow to cool completely.

Break mix into smaller pieces, and store in zipper food storage bags or an air-tight storage container.