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Nov 18, 2014

Recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate #ChexPartyMix #platefullcoop #ad

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It's that time of year again-- The holiday season has already kicked off for many people. This means a lot of parties, gatherings and celebrations. Of course, a party is not complete unless you have the right food and drinks. One great item that is a classic crowd-pleaser is Chex Party Mix. I have made different varieties over the years and Chex keeps coming up with new recipes. I tried out the Mexican hot chocolate variety last week and it screams holiday flavor. 
Like most Chex mix recipes, this one only took 15 minutes from start to finish, minus cooling time. 
What you need: 
2 cups Vanilla Chex™ cereal
2 cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal
2 cups Cinnamon Chex™ cereal
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup flaked coconut (optional)
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

  1. In large microwaveable bowl, measure cereal. Set aside
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, heat butter and chocolate chips on High 1 minute or until almost melted; stir and microwave another 30 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth; stir in condensed milk, heat 30 seconds or until boiling; stir in cinnamon. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. 
  3. Microwave on High about 3 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture is glazed. Stir in coconut and marshmallows. Pour onto waxed-paper lined pan to cool.
Method Note: Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Serving Suggestions/Menu: Not a coconut lover? Leave it out-you'll still have a terrific blend of Mexican Hot Chocolate.

I left the coconut out because my kids don't like it. 
We all loved this variety of Chex mix. It has the warmth of cinnamon spice with a rich chocolate bit. The marshmallows are an added bonus. The only modifications I made was I used a lower temperature and less time for heating since my microwave tends to set things on fire. I think this would make a great gift to pass out the friends, neighbors, teachers or to take to a party or potluck. I can see this in cute cellophane bags tied with festive ribbon. It's very economical and one batch makes quite a bit.

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  1. Shelly, that looks so good and easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Must make this! This would be perfect to have while watching Christmas movies with a fire going in the fireplace.

  3. ooh- i love the sound of that!!


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