Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

This mix is a hit. So much flavor and crunch in every bite. For gift giving, I decorate the empty marshmallow creme jars for the occasion then fill them up. I am always asked for the recipe. I found this recipe in a Betty Crocker book.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups popped popcorn (I use white natural)
  • 4 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 20 red hard peppermint candies or 20 green hard peppermint candies, crushed (1/2 cup, I crush them quite fine)


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Mix popcorn and cereal in large bowl; set aside.
  4. Place marshmallow crème in medium microwaveable bowl.
  5. Microwave uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted; stir again.
  6. Pour over popcorn mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  7. Sprinkle with candies.
  8. Spread mixture on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 5 minutes; stir.
  10. Bake about 5 minutes longer or until coating is light golden brown.
  11. Spread on waxed paper or aluminum foil to cool.
  12. Store tightly covered up to 2 weeks.
  13. If you are in a pinch for time, buy an already popped bag of gourmet white popcorn.
  14. Depends on the occasion, but I add red hots, or candy corn, or M&Ms or nuts.
  15. Use your imagination.


Most Helpful

I just used what I had on hand and it was yummy. Healthy Pop Popcorn, Wheat Chex, Marshmallow creme plus I added 1 tea. cinnamon. Healthy and Lowfat if you don't eat the whole thing!

deb in Texas2 February 11, 2003

I have the same cookbook and made this as gifts for friends and neighbors around the holidays. Everyone loved it and I received a lot of recipe requests. It's almost embarrassing because it's so easy. I will definitely make this again!

CeeCee526 January 20, 2003

This is good and crispy and sweet. Great addition to Christmas trays or for hungry college students. At first, I wasn't going to bake it but then realized that it makes it taste like a toasted marshmellow and I think it is necessary when using the marshmellow creme. Used Christmas m&m's instead of peppermint candies with GREAT results. Thanks- KCShell

KCShell December 21, 2008

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