I decided that I would create a healthier party mix that was equally delicious and nutritious. By default I also realized the no bake mix that I created also happened to be dairy and gluten free, which is a nice bonus for those of us who are avoiding either one or both of those. The hardest part about this mix is not eating it all before you bag it up.

I think I am going to make a large batch for Christmas and jar it up for presents and last minute party invites. You replace the dark chocolate or add Christmas colored M&M’s.

Healthier Party Mix Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
  • 4 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips (or large flakes)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and store in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.