Supporting Girls On The Run is such a pleasure, and even practices often feel like celebrations. The girls who take part are so energetic and positive, and we have so much fun together.
I came up with this homemade treat for the girls, and when it came to picking the ingredients, I knew I wanted marshmallows and chocolate — they’d told me how much they loved these treats! — and I also wanted something portable and easy to make in large quantities.
Hello, hot cocoa Chex mix!
I added red and green M&Ms, white chocolate chips and hot cocoa powder to the mix to give it a festive holiday flare and really hope the girls love it!
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Hot Cocoa Chex Mix
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
Make big batches of this Hot Cocoa Chex Mix to bring to holiday parties, give as gifts or just crunch on as a sweet treat! The process is very versatile, so mix in your favorite candies and cereals and enjoy.
- 4 cups Rice Chex
- 2 cups kettle corn
- 2/3 cup toasted coconut chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons hot cocoa powder mix
- 2/3 cup M&Ms
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup marshmallows
- Combine Rice Chex, kettle corn, coconut chips and pecans in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Melt butter and add vanilla extract. Pour vanilla butter mixture over Rice Chex mix. Add hot cocoa powder and toss to coat.
- Add M&Ms, white chocolate chips and marshmallows to the mix and toss.
The holiday Chex mix was incredibly easy to make and didn’t require any time in the oven like original Chex mix. I also think it would make a great homemade holiday gift for coworkers. Just pour it into mason jars, tie a ribbon around it and there ya go!
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Yum, this looks delish! I’ll definitely try this one out!!
Sarah @ KS Runner says
What a great idea! And easy to customize for whoever you make it for!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Mason jars are just the best. 🙂
This looks delicious and easy to make! I will definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing!
Shame on me! I keep forgetting to make puppy chow!!!!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog says
I just bought some super cute Christmas mason jars, and I am SO going to fill them up with this! 🙂
Mmm . . . looks tasty!
Nicole @ Squash on Squash says
Yum! What a cute thing to put in mason jars. I love holiday treats..they’re the cutest! Have you ever tried tiger butter? You would LOVE it. It’s white chocolate and peanut butter melted and mixed together, and then swirled with milk/dark chocolate. Super easy to make, and a great gift for friends/family! (If you have any left after trying it, that is… 😉 )
yes!! so good!
yum!! Totally sending to my mom so we can make some over Christmas!!!
How cute! such a great gift idea!!
Skinny Fitalicious says
I love homemade gifts like this! Now if I could just put my muffins in a jar!
This sounds delicious!!
Lizzie S. says
Might just have to add this to my holiday baking extravaganza!
What a great idea! I’ll definitely have to give this a try – thanks for sharing!
hope you like it!! 🙂
Abby @ abbysilerfitness.com says
These look delish! Can’t wait to add them to my holiday line-up!
Angela @ HonestlyAngela says
I never would have thought of adding hot cocoa powder. Super creative and easy!
That looks SUPER yummy!!
Hooray, a way to give gifts to everyone without breaking the bank! I forgot that homemade treats make the best gifts, so thank you for the reminder. And I LOVE using mason jars for everything from organizing to gift-giving. We have our GOTR 5K this Saturday (I’m a 1st time running buddy), so it will be a perfect post-race snack!
Aw!! Good luck at your race!!
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
Mmmm love any type of chex mix variation! Too cute, Julie!
They will love it! Great idea to give them a little tasty treat.
Yummers! I love receiving delicious treats during the Holiday season… I can’t make any because, I would eat it all before I can give them as gifts… Thanks for sharing ;o)
Your pictures are beautiful! That DIY photo box turned out amazing! Really nice!
Thank you, Taylor!! 🙂
Sabrina Alexandra says
My boyfriend has been begging for me to make a sweet Chex Mix snack for him. This one just topped the list!
Kelly Runs for Food says
What an awesome idea! I definitely need to make some of this.
Sounds delicious! How many mason jars did this recipe fill?
Annette Perkins (@FitnessPerks) says
This is super cute & festive. LOVE!!
Alex @ get big, go to work says
You are so incredibly thoughful in everything that you do!! Every time I read your blog (daily) you are always giving to others! Thanks for the constant reminder to give back!
Allana Preston says
This looks so so yummy. Just in time for Christmas gifts too. Thanks so much for posting. I haven’t ever made chex mix with hot chocolate before. I’m going to have to try it out.
hope you like it!!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
Nice! What a cute idea. I am normally not a big fan of chex mix, but I think I could get down with this one!
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse says
Yum! I can’t wait to get started with my Christmas goodies 🙂
Amanda Newsome says
This will be a great co-worker gift! And I’m a sucker for anything in a mason jar
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says
Such a cute gift, and this would be great for little kids to help you make too!
you are just the cutest. That’s all 🙂
Katie Gaffney says
what a really thoughtful thing to do for them, It looks so tasty:)
This sounds delicious!!
I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! :))
yum!! about how much does this make??
Abby Sparrow says
Just wanted to say that I’ve made literally 8 batches in the past week and everyone (myself included) CANNOT STOP eating it!!!!! I made it with a mix of different m&m’s (dark, almond, and peanut butter) and I even made it twice with cinnamon chips since I ran out of white chocolate. I want to try it with coconut oil instead of butter next! Thanks so much for the recipe, it’s a great way to use up my Costco-sized tub of hot chocolate mix!
Courtney (@courtneygibb) says
Yum, this looks so good! How many mason jars does this recipe fill up?