Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe

Do you love chocolate and Chex Mix? If so, you will enjoy Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe. Our kids really loved this snack and I couldn’t wait to add it to our collection of Chex Mix Recipe Ideas.

This delicious concoction of crispy cereal mixed with semi-sweet chocolate, powdered sugar, hot chocolate mix, and marshmallow is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s movie night, a party, or just a cozy evening at home.

A serving of a Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe placed inside white cupcake liners on top of a red and white gingham napkin.

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With an awesome blend of textures and flavors, this Chex Mix recipe will please any crowd. It combines the joy of snacking with the satisfaction of homemade goodness and is the perfect snack to make during the holidays.

Reasons to Make this Chocolate Chex Mix

  • It's only seven ingredients which means it's affordable
  • Preparation and assembly is minimal
  • The combination of hot chocolate and powdered sugar is heaven
  • It's 100% kid approved

Ingredients and Tips for This Chex Mix

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  • Chex Cereal: This ingredient provides the crunch to the mix. We like to use Chocolate Chex Cereal and Rice Chex Cereal.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: These add a semi sweetness to the mix. We use the Nestle Toll House brand.
  • Mini Marshmallows: The marshmallows give this Chex snack a holiday feel.
  • Hot Chocolate Mix: When combined with powdered sugar, this ingredient helps bring out the sweetness of the chocolate. We enjoy using the Swiss Miss brand.
  • Vanilla Baking Wafers: These are combined with the mini marshmallows to form mini balls of sweet goodness. They really take marshmallows to the next level!
  • M&Ms: This sweet candy helps bring nostalgia into the mix. You can use traditional M&M's or use a holiday version.
A silver baking tray filled with a recipe for Chocolate Chex Mix on top of white parchment paper.

Is Chocolate Chex Made Up of Rice or Corn?

According to Amazon, these little squares are made with sweetened whole grain rice and with real cocoa. They taste amazing mixed with milk, eaten as a snack, or used in a recipe like the one in this post.

What Are Some Add On Ideas for this Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe?

For this recipe, you can add in mini pretzels, roasted peanuts, or even Bugles. Different flavors of M&Ms or even Reese's Pieces can add a bit of zest to it.

Which Baking Sheet Should I Use to Make This Snack?

We enjoying using the Nordic Ware Baker's Delight Set. The nonstick surface helps when you are baking certain items and comes in three different sizes. Heat also is conducted well to make sure your treats come out perfect every time.

How Do You Store Chocolate Chex Mix?

This recipe should last about 4 to 6 weeks if stored correctly. These Pyrex glass storage containers are offer wonderful placement for them. To prevent air circulation, make sure the lids are tightly secured. You can also freeze them in gallon zip lock bags for up to 6 months.

More of Our Favorite Chex Mix Recipes

Interested in how to make other flavors of Chex Mix? Then check out these recipes from the site and from our friends!

Three white cupcake liners filled with servings of a Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe on a red gingham napkin.

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Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe

This recipe for Chocolate Chex Mix is the perfect snack to make for your holiday get together or for any time of the year.
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer and Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Mix, Christmas, party food
Serves: 27 servings
Calories Per Serving: 152


  • 4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 4 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white vanilla melted wafers
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup M&Ms (various flavors)


  • Line a silver cookie sheet with white parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the rice and chocolate cereals. In a small mixing bowl, combine and mix the powdered sugar and cocoa mix. Set aside both bowls.
  • In a small microwavable bowl, heat the semisweet chocolate chips uncovered on 45 seconds on high. Stir until the chips are somewhat melted. Continue microwaving for 15 second intervals and mixing until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  • Pour the chocolate into the large cereal bowl and stir delicately until well mixed and coated with the cereal.
  • Add the powdered sugar and hot cocoa mix into the large bowl. Delicately mix until everything is well coated.
  • Spread mix onto the cookie sheet and let it set and cool completely for about 30 minutes.
  • In another small microwavable bowl, heat the white baking discs uncovered on 45 seconds on high. Stir until the discs are somewhat melted. Continue microwaving for 15 second intervals and mixing until the discs are completely melted.
  • Stir the marshmallows into the melted white discs, making sure they are coated completely. Form the marshmallows into little balls and place them sporadically on top of the cereal mix. Let it stand for about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the M&Ms on top of the cereal after cooling and gently stir. Store at room temperature in a covered container.

Libby's Notes

Recipe Source: Adapted from


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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