Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies are a delicious and addicting snack of Chex covered in white chocolate and coated in a strawberry flavored cake mix powdered sugar. The perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! 

Sweetheart valentines buddies in a red heart box. Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies

Such a fun way to celebrate a sweet and simple holiday in February! We love Valentine’s Day and showing extra love to our friends and family. This has been a fun one to teach kids and to watch them learn and grow from it. I always love a date night out with my husband but during the day it is always school parties and hanging out with my kids with extra time. This is my go-to snack for the kid’s classroom or any treat to pass out to neighbors and friends. It is so simple to make and kids can even help with it!

I love how versatile it is to make and the flavor from the strawberry cake mix. This is such a simple snack that kids totally approve and making this is so fun to do with them! Make this delicious sweetheart valentines buddies recipe and share with your friends and family this Valentine’s Day.

The process of making sweetheart valentines buddies with red and white colored melts, melted and poured over Chex mix then stirred together and covered in a powder sugar in a bag.

Ingredients to make Sweetheart Valentine’s Buddies:

  • White almond bark or white chocolate chocolate chips
  • Red candy melts: I found them at Michael’s craft store
  • Shortening: This will combine the ingredients and
  • Chex cereal: Either the corn or rice Chex mix is best.
  • Strawberry cake mix: Any brand works for this cake mix. It is so fun to add this pop of flavor.
  • Powdered sugar: Adds some extra sweetness and
  • Valentines chocolate M&M’s: A sweet and salty treat that is fun for Valentine’s Day!

How to make Sweetheart Valentine Buddies Recipe:

  1. Divide the Chex mix: Start by dividing the chex mix into two bowls. (2 1/2 cup in each)
  2. Microwave candy together: In microwave safe dish, melt the 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chips. Add 1/2 teaspoon shortening so that the almond bark will spread evenly. Microwave 30 seconds at a time and be careful not to burn the almond bark. Dump this in the first bowl of chex and mix evenly to coat all of the chex cereal.
  3. Pour melted chocolate over Chex: Melt the red candy melts next also checking and stirring the candy melts 30 seconds at a time. Once this is melted, pour this over the second bowl of divided chex and mix until coated.
  4. Coat check mix with powder sugar: In two gallon size ziplock bags, put 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in each bag. Dump each bowl of chex mix in each bag and shake until coated with the powdered sugar and strawberry powdered cake mix.

Sweetheart valentines buddies with m and ms being added in.

How to customize your mix:

  • Candy: Chocolate chips, white, dark and milk are fun to throw into the mix. Even flavored M&M’s or filled ones add a great crunchy texture.
  • Nuts: Peanuts are a great salty additive or almonds.
  • Chex Mix: Rice and corn are always a popular choice in picking your Chex cereal out. Try vanilla or even chocolate Chex mix cereal for another variety.
  • Candy Melts: Make this special snack throughout the year for various holidays by changing the candy melt colors according to your holiday you are celebrating.
  • Candy: Change out the candy with holiday special treats or add in more fun candy to make this a real hit.

Overhead shot of Sweetheart Valentine's buddies in a red box.

Sweetheart Valentine's Buddies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 People

Sweetheart Valentine's Buddies are a delicious and addicting snack of Chex covered in white chocolate and coated in a strawberry flavored cake mix powdered sugar.  The perfect treat for Valentine's Day! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Buddies, Chex mix buddies, Chex mix buddy recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces red candy melts I found them at Michael's craft store
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 5 cups chex cereal
  • 1 cup strawberry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 package valentines chocolate M&M's

Instructions

  1. Start by dividing the chex mix into two bowls. (2 1/2 cup in each)
  2. In microwave safe dish, melt the 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chips. Add 1/2 teaspoon shortening so that the almond bark will spread evenly. Microwave 30 seconds at a time and be careful not to burn the almond bark. Dump this in the first bowl of chex and mix evenly to coat all of the chex cereal.
  3. Melt the red candy melts next also checking and stirring the candy melts 30 seconds at a time. Once this is melted, pour this over the second bowl of divided chex and mix until coated.
  4. In two gallon size ziplock bags, put 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in each bag. Dump each bowl of chex mix in each bag and shake until coated with the powdered sugar and strawberry powdered cake mix.

Recipe Notes

Updated on February 4, 2020

Original Post on February 6, 2014

Nutrition Facts
Sweetheart Valentine's Buddies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 406mg17%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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