White Chocolate Chex Mix

7 cups Rice Chex
16 ounces M&M’s plain chocolate candy
2 1/2 cups salted peanuts
2 cups pretzel sticks (broken in half)
2 (11 ounce) packages white chocolate chips (Ghirardelli brand preferred)
1 tsp. Maldon sea salt (or other large grain salt) – optional


Dump the cereal, M&Ms, nuts & pretzels in a large bowl.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Melt very slowly, stirring occasionally, being careful not to burn the chocolate.
Dump melted chocolate over the rest of the ingredients and fold over and over until you have well-coated hunks and chunks.
Spread the whole mess out on parchment paper (sprinkle with salt, if using) and set in a cool place until it sets up, then break it into pieces.
Store in zip-top bags or air-tight containers.
This mix will keep for a week if stored in an airtight container