Crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels and almonds coated in bittersweet chocolate makes an addictive sweet-salty snack.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine Chex, pretzels and almonds in a medium bowl. Drizzle with melted chocolate; stir to combine. Spread the mixture on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.



Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Tip: To melt chocolate: Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Or place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 32.7g; dietary fiber 4.3g; sugars 7.1g; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 3.2g; vitamin a iu 166.8IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 229.3mcg; calcium 56.5mg; iron 6.2mg; magnesium 37.4mg; potassium 134.5mg; sodium 365.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 5g.

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Rating: 4 stars
A lady at my church makes this with White Chocolate and peanuts and it's addicting! Whenever our youth would take a trip she'd send a HUGE container along and it would be gone fast! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is the perfect busy woman's party food! I was grazing the site to find a semi-healthy quick delicious treat to take to a party the next day. Since I was working the night before and the morning of the party I needed a short ingredient list so I could get out of Walmart ASAP. Chocolate Crunch satisfies all of the above! One modification-I doubled the recipe to make sure I had enough for everyone especially since it truely is addictive. And instead of six tablespoons of chocolate I used about eight. Can't wait to show up with this modern twist of a classic chex mix! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Disappointed Very disappointed in lack of flavor. Can't really taste almonds or chex. Can only taste pretzels and chocolate. The weight of first three ingredients is given which is nice. But they are also the ingredients that wold be easiest to measure by volume. The chocolate chips weight is not given and the amount is only given in tablespoons. Who ever heard of trying to measure chocolate chips in tablespoons?? How many chips can you get in a tablespoon measure? They are the most important to have the weight given but it isn't. Could get past that but there's a lot better chex mix recipes on Pros: Only four ingredients Cons: Not much taste chocolate chips ingredient given in tablespoons Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I am a huge chocolate covered pretzel fan. This recipe was a way for me to get my chocolate covered pretzel fix without having to dip the pretzels and there is added fiber from the cereal. Perfect snack food! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is delicious and I am not a huge chocolate fan! I made this last night for my bf as a sweet treat for him to have instead of ice cream and I couldn't stop eating it myself. Quick and easy! Read More