Candy Jumble

Several people who saw a picture of this candy on my flickr site asked if I would share the recipe. I am always happy to share, so here you are. 🙂

The ingredients list is short and it is very easy to make.

Candy Jumble ingredients

Candy Jumble

  • 24 oz. pkg. vanilla almond bark
  • 2 c. mini marshmallows, white (I tried the colored ones once…they tasted too fruity)
  • 2 c. Reese’s Puffs (chocolate and peanut butter cereal…shaped like Kix)
  • 2 c. Rice Krispies
  • 2 c. mixed nuts or peanuts
  • 1 12-oz. package M&M mini baking bits, milk chocolate (to be added after the almond bark and other ingredients are mixed)

Piece two pieces of aluminum foil together (the long way) to make a wide piece about 3′ long. (Fold them together to make a center seam.) Or use a 3′ piece of the wide roll of foil. You will want plenty of room to spread the candy. You do not need to grease or spray the foil with cooking spray.

Melt the almond bark in the microwave on 50% power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, till melted. Check with a fork. It holds its shape when melted. Don’t let any moisture get into it or it will clump. Stir until smooth.

Put all other ingredients, EXCEPT the M&Ms, in a large bowl and mix well. Pour melted almond bark over and stir till well coated. Work quickly. Add M&Ms and stir just to mix well. If stirred too long, the M&M colors begin to melt and run.

Candy Jumble

Candy Jumble

Turn out onto aluminum foil and quickly spread with a spatula or wooden spoon.

Candy Jumble

When cool, break into bite-size pieces and store in zippered storage bags or tins. It makes enough to fill one and a half one-gallon zippered bags.

Candy Jumble

Immediately plan to make more because this will be gobbled up in no time.

About the M&M baking bits. The little bits are really nice in this recipe, but we can’t find them in our small town very often. And there are two kinds…the milk chocolate and the semi-sweet. I don’t care for the semi-sweet ones at all, so I use regular M&Ms if the little milk chocolate bits are not available. DH bought a few bags of the red and green Christmas M&Ms this week, for making Candy Jumble, and I don’t think they are as pretty in this recipe. The nice mix of colors in the regular bags is better, in my opinion.

After three or four days, the marshmallows tend to harden. If I am shipping this to someone, or giving it as a gift to someone who may not eat it right away, I leave out the marshmallows and add some extra cereal to make up the difference in volume.

Enjoy! ~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted December 19, 2007 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I am gaining more weight just by reading your blog! LOL

  2. judy
    Posted May 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    could you please tell what is almond bark and can l buy it in Australia if so where abouts .thank you very much ,l stumbled onto your site looking for beads so happy l did.lots of love Judy

  3. Rhonda
    Posted May 6, 2008 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Almond bark is a vanilla flavored candy coating. White chocolate could be used. I don’t know about Australia…check the baking aisle at your local grocery. At my store it is stocked on the top shelf above chocolate chips and cocoa. There is white vanilla flavored coating and brown chocolate flavored candy coating. It’s used to make candies. I hope you are able to find some. ~~Rhonda 🙂

  4. Ann
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I got an e-mail from Jodi this morning. She said she was thinking of this candy, I used to make it often enough that she remembered it fondly. She’s having a party at her house in SC this evening and said the candy will be served…then Abby chimed in on the e-mail thread and said she was hungry for some, would Jodi bring some for her when she comes home for Christmas…and this is how I ended up here, spending a very good long time browsing your blog and totally enjoying another Christmas with you and your family, as well as many memories of fond friendship with you. Thank you!

  5. ~~Rhonda
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Ann! It’s nice to hear from you, and fun to know Jodi is serving this at her party. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  6. Karen
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Y – U – M – M – Y !
    Thanks ever so much!

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