We’ve been gluten free as a whole family now since May due to our 2 1/2 year old’s diagnosis with Celiac Disease. We’ve been adapting to our gluten-free diet pretty well for the most part but there are some things that still seem to be a struggle. It’s tough to find a variety of affordable gluten free snacks and treats that aren’t full of extra junk. We don’t eat a lot of sweets but once in a while a little something special is fun. That is why I came up with this smores gluten free snack mix recipe and it has been a huge hit.
We had a campfire last weekend and made s’mores and had to have our little guy skip the graham crackers because we couldn’t find gluten free in the store that shopping trip (it was right after a holiday weekend so I’m guessing they were sold out). That inspired me to make this Gluten Free S’Mores Snack Mix this week so he could enjoy some of the flavors of s’mores any time. The kids all say it’s amazing, like a cross between a s’more, Chex party mix, and puppy chow!
This recipe was originally published July 21, 2015. I updated it and added a recipe card to make it easier for new readers to find it and print the recipe.
Delicious S’mores Gluten Free Snack Mix Recipe
- 3 cups corn or rice cereal squares (Corn Chex and Rice Chex cereal are both gluten-free, Wheat Chex is NOT gluten-free)
- 2 cup dark chocolate chips (divided)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 cups mini marshmallows (divided)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- gluten free dry roasted peanuts
- gluten free pretzels
- Not all corn or rice cereal is gluten free. If gluten free is important to you make sure you check before buying. We bought the Chex brand because make the gluten-free version easy and have a variety of flavors including a chocolate mix which was perfect for this recipe.
- Not all pretzels are gluten-free. Here are a few brands of gluten-free pretzels to look for for at your local grocery store: Snyder’s of Hanover. Snack Factory, and Good Health. It should say “gluten-free” or it is not!
How To Make Smores Gluten Free Snack Mix:
Combine 1 cup dark chocolate chips and butter in a medium bowl. Make sure it is a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the bowl with the contents on high for 30-35 seconds, stir and return to the microwave for another 20-30 seconds or until the chocolate is smooth and melted completely.
Add 1 cup of mini marshmallows to the chocolate mixture, stirring to combine. Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until mixture is smooth. Do not over heat or the chocolate will become thick and stiff.
Pour the chocolate, butter, and marshmallow mixture over the 3 cups of cereal in a large bowl.
Stir to coat but be careful not to crumble the cereal too much. Let the cereal and chocolate mixture cool completely.
Once the cereal is covered with the chocolate mixture add the powdered sugar a little to a time, stirring and tossing to coat the chocolate covered cereal.
Next, stir in the peanuts, gluten-free pretzels, the remaining chocolate chips, and the remaining marshmallows into the cereal mixture.
You can add almost anything to this snack mix. Dried fruit, candy, or even gluten free bagel chips would be great additions.
When the gluten free snack mix is fully combined, it’s ready to serve!
This easy gluten-free delicious snack mix is sure to be a hit at your next party. It is a great snack for road trips, movie night or game day too! This homemade chex mix recipe is always a crowd-pleaser.
In the event that there is any of this gluten-free chex mix recipe left in the bowl when you crew is done chowing down, be sure to store leftover snack mix in an airtight container. It is essential in order to keep all the crisp things from getting soggy or stale.
Printable S’Mores Gluten-Free Snack Mix Recipe Card:
I’m sure everyone will enjoy this gluten free treat reminiscent of smores. The best part is you can enjoy this snack any time of day, indoors or outdoors! What is are some of your favorite gluten free snacks?
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