Salted White Chocolate Crunch

Craving a little salty/sweet crunchy combo? This Salted White Chocolate Crunch is super simple and crazy addictive….watch out!  Whip up this easy snack mix for your favorite Valentine. 

Salted White Chocolate Crunch Recipe 

A bowl of Salted White Chocolate Crunch.

 

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This Salted White Chocolate Crunch is soooo fun to make. Be warned, though, as this snack mix is almost impossible to stop eating it once you begin – the salty/sweet combination is very addictive…..you just want to munch and munch and munch!

To make the clean up really easy, I always cover my baking sheet with a big sheet of heavy-duty foil. Once you’ve baked the Salted White Chocolate Crunch, you can toss away the foil and simply place your baking sheet back into the cupboard….no washing required. YAY!

What to love about this easy snack mix recipe –

  1. Super easy and quick to make.
  2. Your Valentine will be soooo excited! 

What you’ll learn from this recipe – 

  • The best way to melt chocolate
  • How to make chocolate more easy to drizzle 
  • What to do if your chocolate seizes 

Here are the ingredients you need to make Salted White Chocolate Crunch  –

  • Chocolate Chex cereal squares 
  • Peanut butter and chocolate Cherrios
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light corn syrup
  • Baking soad
  • Kosher salt
  • White chocolate chips
  • Valentine M & M candies 

How to make Salted White Chocolate Crunch in 6  Easy Steps – 

**Full, printable recipe card below – just scroll on down within this post to find it! 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F; place the cereals into a large mixing bowl, tossing to combine.
Cover a large rimmed baking sheet (13″ x 18″) with foil, then spray with nonstick spray; reserve.
 
2. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup; bring to a simmer and cook one minute. Stir in the baking soda and remove the sauce pan from the heat.
 
3. Pour the warm brown sugar mixture over the cereal in the mixing bowl, tossing evenly to coat.
Spread the warm cereal mixture over the prepared baking sheet. Bake the cereal mixture, uncovered, on the center rack of the oven for 10 minutes.
 
4. Remove the crunch from the oven; immediately sprinkle with the salt, letting the cereal mix cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet.  Spread the cereal mixture out over a large sheet of foil or parchment paper to fully cool.  
 
5. Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup of the white chocolate chips into a bowl; microwave the chocolate on full power, cooking in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle the warm white chocolate over the crunch, then sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips and the M & M candies over the top.  
 
6. Cool the crunch completely, then break it into pieces and store in airtight container. 
 
Craving a little salty/sweet crunchy combo? This munch mix is super simple and crazy addictive..watch out!  My family has a definite love/hate relationship with this Salted White Chocolate Crunch, and I'm betting yours will, too.

Answers to Common Questions Asked About
This Recipe

How do I melt chocolate morsels without scorching them? 

The very best way to melt chocolate chips is in the microwave.  Use full power in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one, cooking the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth. 

What should I do if the melted chocolate hardens suddenly? 

When melted chocolate hardens up, it’s is called “seizing”.  Don’t panic – this is common.  Place the chocolate back into the microwave, heating it in 20 second intervals (stirring in between each one) until it’s melted again. 

What should I do if the melted chocolate is just too thick for drizzling? 

This happens quite often with melted chocolate and there’s a very simple fix: add a drop or two of vegetable or canola oil to the chocolate, then pop it into the microwave and reheat a bit.  If the chocolate isn’t the right consistency for drizzling, add a bit more oil, drop by drop. 

Which tools are helpful for making Salted White Chocolate Crunch? 

A flat whisk is very handy for whisking ingredients in a saucepan, such as when you mix up the corn syrup/brown sugar mixture in this recipe. 

Rimmed baking sheets in 13″x17″ size (called half sheet pans) are perfect baking many different things, including this snack mix. 

 

Craving a little salty/sweet crunchy combo? This munch mix is super simple and crazy addictive..watch out!  My family has a definite love/hate relationship with this Salted White Chocolate Crunch, and I'm betting yours will, too.

More Crunchy-Munchy Treats to Try –

Printable Salted White Chocolate Crunch Recipe 

Craving a little salty/sweet crunchy combo? This munch mix is super simple and crazy addictive..watch out! My family has a definite love/hate relationship with this Salted White Chocolate Crunch, and I'm betting yours will, too.

Salted White Chocolate Crunch

Craving a little salty/sweet crunchy combo? This munch mix is super simple and crazy addictive..watch out!  My family has a definite love/hate relationship with this Salted White Chocolate Crunch, and I'm betting yours will, too.   
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Chef Alli

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chocolate Chex cereal
  • 3 cups peanut butter and chocolate Cheerios
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbs. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, divided use
  • 1 cup Valentine milk chocolate M & M’s

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the cereals into a large mixing bowl, tossing to combine.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup; bring to a simmer and cook one minute. Stir in the baking soda and remove the sauce pan from the heat.
  • Pour the warm brown sugar mixture over the cereal, tossing evenly to coat. Place this mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet that has been covered with foil; spray the foil with nonstick baking spray, then spread the warm cereal mixture over the foil. Bake the cereal mixture, uncovered, on the center rack of the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately sprinkle the salt over the warm cereal mixture.
  • Cool the cereal mixture for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then spread it out over a sheet of parchment paper or foil to fully finish cooling.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of the white chocolate chips in the microwave, heating them in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one, until nicely melted and smooth. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture, then immediately sprinkle the cereal mixture with the remaining 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips and the M & M’s.
  • Cool mixture completely, then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Notes

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, snack mix

Nutrition

Sodium: 219mg | Calcium: 78mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 422IU | Sugar: 26g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 65mg | Cholesterol: 13mg | Calories: 221kcal | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 34g | Iron: 2mg

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