This Blizzard Bites recipe is perfect for the holiday season. Make a batch to share with family, friends, teachers, etc as an easy edible Christmas gift.
*Post and photos updated 12/2017*
If you’re looking for an easy no-bake recipe to whip up and deliver to family and friends this holiday season, I’ve got you covered! I originally shared this recipe over 4 years ago and since then I’ve made it several times as a gift for coworkers, hostess gifts, etc. It takes about 5 minutes to make and can easily be portioned into bags, boxes or jars to spread some holiday cheer.
This simple mix of popcorn, pretzels, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), peanuts and craisins is covered in white chocolate for a festive treat! You can easily customize this mix based on what you have on hand. I’ve subbed Chex cereal for prezels, almonds for peanuts and raisins for craisins.
If you want to make this even easier, you can layer the ingredients into jars, put the white chocolate chips in a ziploc bag at the top and deliver them as gifts to allow recipients to make the mix themselves!
Here’s how you make it:Print
An easy to assemble gift-in-jar that’s perfect for friends, teachers and coworkers
- 1 cup Chex cereal (rice or corn)
- 1 cup air-popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup Craisins
- 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
- Layer ingredients into a mason jar in the order listed above.
- Attach a tag with the following directions: “To make blizzard bites, carefully remove chocolate chips with a spoon. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips. Pour remaining jar contents into a large bowl, top with melted chocolate and stir until well coated!”
What do you think? Could this recipe BE any easier?! I don’t think so!
Make a few jars for friends, and then make up a batch for yourself. I recommend enjoying this delicious snack mix while watching your favorite holiday movie!
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Alexis @ funrunning4life says
These remind me of Muddy Buddies, which were a cross country bus staple when I was in high school. Nice to see ways to make them a little bit healthier. And I love mixes in jars! On a budget for gift shopping this year, so they might have to be my go-to. Can’t wait to try this recipe out!
Meal Makeover Mom Janice says
Welcome to Recipe Redux, Lindsay! What a fun recipe – and your photos are beautiful. 🙂
Linz @ Itz Linz says
AWESOME! i love providing baked goods as gifts for the holidays for the large amount of family members i have and am always looking for new ideas!! this is fabulous and just might be what i make this year!!
Kaila Proulx says
Haha! You are so right! Great minds think a like!! 🙂
Diane Boyd says
First off, welcome to the Recipe Redux, Lindsay! Your photos are gorgeous and the frosty look of this mix says happy holidays!
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
You know, I’ve never had anything like blizzard bites, muddy buddies, or puppy chow — I didn’t even know it was a thing until I started seeing that stuff on blogs last year. Going to have to give it a go this year… they sound delicious 🙂
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
This looks so good! I want to focus on doing some DIY gifts this year, so I’ll have to remember these.
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun says
My husband loves muddy buddies and I think this is a great healthier option! PLUS they look great as a gift! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This is adorable I definitely want to make this for people!
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says
welcome to the group 🙂 this is going on my holiday party snack list 🙂
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
This sure sounds absolutely tasty to me! I am a big fan of the sweet and salty combo, especially when it comes to snack time. I love your health swaps, especially the addition of popcorn!
Kierston @candyfit says
Send me some ya?! 😉
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food says
This is great! I do homemade gifts for my family every year and these are perfect!
Kat @ Eating The Week says
Can’t go wrong w/white chocolate, as far as I’m concerned. I’d never heard of blizzard bites before this, but will definitely try your recipe!
Kaylie @ Fitness Move You says
This snack looks SO good! I love it when there are more healthy options to snacks, especially those that are yummy enough to eat 2lbs of haha!
Athena @ Fitness & Feta says
Super cute idea. Thank you!
Jenny @ simply be me says
This looks so yummy and combines many of my faves – including white chocolate! And gifts in a jar are so great!
Ang @ Nutty for Life says
Such a cute idea! And I also love the way you presented it in the jar with the pieces of the dish surrounding the finished product. It looks so pretty.
Alexandra Caspero says
Welcome to the Recipe Redux! Excited to see your recipes each month 🙂 Your blizzard bites look amazing! Can’t wait to make them
i have no appetite right now (sick), but when i do, i’m making these!!
Deanna Segrave-Daly says
Yay – so glad you are ReDux member! These look awesome – I need lots of holiday gift ideas for my daughter’s multitude of teachers, activity leaders, therapists, etc – she’d love to help me make these too 🙂
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
Welcome to the ReDux! Your recipe looks and sounds great!
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says
This looks delicious and adorable!!! 🙂 Love it!
[email protected] for Cake says
How cute are these mason jars! They would make excellent gifts for the Holidays. I love this.
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats says
Love this idea!! I’ve always loved the idea of gifts in jars in general but have never been organised to do them, should really change that soon.
Ari @ Ari's Menu says
I just joined this month too! I was so excited when I was you were doing it too! Also, ummm these look totally dangerous and delicious–love the creative idea!
This is so fun… I might make these for gifts! Thank you for sharing!
yay!!! hope people love them!
Christie Food Done Light says
I love adore white chocolate. Love the way you made this delicious treat healthier. Great idea for the holidays.
Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness says
How ironic! I just signed up to join RR! Great holiday gift recipe!
awesome! it’s a lot of fun!
EA-The Spicy RD says
Super fun idea and so glad you joined the Recipe ReDux! I am pinning these to make for my kids who love white chocolate chips 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much EA!
[email protected] says
Love to make recipes healthier! I’ll have to visit the Recipe Redux page. Your recipe looks easy to make and good, too!
Finally! A sweet Chex mix that doesn’t look TOO sweet. All the recipes I see sound fun…but way to sappy sweet. Craisins and green seeds are a festive touch! Love these ‘blizzardy’ photos too…the bright white affect is spot on! And of course, welcome to Recipe ReDux! (:
Sarah Grace says
Wow this looks delicious! Welcome to Recipe Redux!!
I’m going out today and getting the ingredients this to make for my Christmas gift exchange tomorrow with my family! I’ve never done food gifts but felt inspired after I saw this and am going to be able to make a jar for everyone in my fam 🙂
Thanks for the AWESOME idea and for making my Christmas gifting easier!
This looks fantastic! Would this be safe to ship?
yep! should be fine. but you could also just mix the ingredients together and mail the chocolate chips as well and then they could just melt them and toss it all together once they received it.