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Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix

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The Oscars are on Sunday and I can’t wait. We don’t have a party, but we always tune in. I love checking out the fashion and finding out what movies are must sees. We usually try and watch most of the movies before the Oscars, but going to the theatre is a rare occasion these days. ¬†Caleb doesn’t like to sit still for movies-only Despicable Me :) We have seen Les Miserables and Argo and loved them both.

If you are having an Oscar party and need an easy treat to munch on while you watch the show, make Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix. I know we will be snacking away!

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I love Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow) but Josh can’t eat it because he is allergic to peanut butter. So I always make him Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix. I was kind of hoping I wouldn’t like it the first time I made it, but unfortunately it is just as addicting as Muddy Buddies. One bite and I am a goner. I can never keep my hands out of it!

And don’t try to lie if someone accuses you of eating all of the Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix. Josh asked me if I started eating the treat I made for him and I said Noooooo, but he caught me. I had powdered sugar all over my face and hands-oops:)

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This recipe is super simple to make. All you have to do is melt chocolate chips, add a little coconut extract to the melted chocolate, and pour the chocolate over Chex cereal. Stir in coconut and make sure the cereal is evenly coated with chocolate and coconut. Pour the Chex mix onto two large baking sheets and cover with powdered sugar.

We usually use Rice Chex for this recipe, but Corn Chex would also work. Use whatever you have in your cupboard. Our cupboard is always stocked with all kinds of Chex. I think we have over 100 boxes of Chex cereal in our cereal storage right now. It was on sale and we never pass up a cereal deal. We love Chex, especially in sugary dessert form:)

Make a batch of Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix and turn on the Oscars this Sunday! And if you didn’t see any of the movies, don’t worry. You can always rent them later. Movie marathon nights are always fun, just don’t forget the Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix. It’s always a good snack to have around.

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Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix

Yield: Serves 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Chex cereal coated with chocolate, coconut, and powdered sugar. This snack is easy to make and too easy to eat!

Ingredients:

9 cups Rice Chex cereal (Corn Chex will work too)
3 cups chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1/3 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.

2. In a medium microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Heat for 1 minute then stir. Heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir again. Continue with additional 30 seconds until completely melted and chocolate is smooth. Stir in the coconut extract. Pour the chocolate over the Chex cereal. Gently stir until cereal is well coated. Stir in the shredded coconut until the cereal is evenly coated.

3. Pour the cereal onto two large baking sheets. Sprinkle cereal with powdered sugar until well coated. Let the Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix sit until chocolate is dry, about 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Note-you can store the Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix in an air tight container for 3-4 days. It never lasts long in our house:)

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76 Responses to “Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix”

  1. 1
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 20, 2013 @ 3:33 am

    Way too easy and way too good looking for my own good! I love coconut and chocolate and never met a bowl of muddy buddies & similar stuff that I could ever resist!

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    Debby Pucci — February 20, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    This is a must try!!!

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    Erica — February 20, 2013 @ 5:51 am

    You stop it! This is amazing! Coconut rocks- makes everything yummier! I like watching the Oscars for the dresses alone! Or…I just tune into e ;)

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom — February 20, 2013 @ 6:06 am

    Yum! My kids love traditional Chex Mix, so this will be a fun change (and treat) for them. I know I’ll enjoy it too!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 20, 2013 @ 6:22 am

    This looks like a very yummy snack. I can see my husband and I both sneaking handfuls.

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 20, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Yay, Oscars and what a perfect treat to enjoy while watching! :D

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    aimee @ shugarysweets — February 20, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Oooh this looks good!

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    Natasha — February 20, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Oh my gosh! I remember in grade school, someone’s mom would make puppy chow, and we would all inhale it. It was so good. I had sort of forgotten about it until reading this post. I love the use of coconut in place of the peanut butter. I imagine it lightens it up a touch too. Yum!

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    Sues — February 20, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    I can’t wait for the Oscars either! This looks like the perfect party treat :)

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 20, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Yeah, I wouldn’t be able to stop eating this either!! Totally going to try it :)

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    Marjory — February 20, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    We have a peanut allergy in the house too–and we often use coconut to keep it interesting. Although, I just checked out your Poppy Chow recipe and want to try it with SunButter…I bet it would be delish.

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

      We will have to try it with SunButter next time!

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    oh yummy!

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    Jamie — February 20, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    this looks so amazing!!! Great snack for TV watching!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — February 20, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    This salty/sweet combo sounds amazing! Cheers to great Chex mix! :)

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    Sylvia — February 20, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Fantastic! I usually make the pb version, but this looks just as addicting!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — February 20, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I would seriously go to TOWN on these. In my mouth.

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    Janet C — February 20, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    sounds deelish — kind of like German chocolate chex

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 20, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Great idea to switch out peanut butter for coconut! This would be devoured in no time at my house!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — February 20, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Looks amazing! I love the coconut chocolate combination; would eat a whole bowl of these, easily!

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    Love coconut and chocolate together and this mix looks amazing! I could so eat the whole batch!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 20, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    what a great combination and a spin on the regular puppy chow!! i love that you made this peanut-free so those with allergies can enjoy them with everyone too!! :) can’t wait to nibble on some for the Oscar’s!

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    Kristin — February 20, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    This recipe calls for shredded sweetened coconut – do you think using unsweetened would be okay? And, would you recommend using regular chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 11:08 am

      Yes, you can use unsweetened coconut. Use your favorite chocolate-I like to use semi-sweet, but sometimes I use milk chocolate. Depends on our mood:)

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    Holly Waterfall — February 20, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    oh my goodness Maria… YUM! I’m not sure if I”ll be tuning into the Oscars, but I WILL be making this sometime soon. Chocolate + Coconut = my weakness!

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    Cookbook Queen — February 20, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Perfect Oscar night snack!!!

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    HeatherChristo — February 20, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    OMG. this was MADE for me!!! I am a freak for these kind of delicious sweet snacks- love it!

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    Paula — February 20, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    I love muddy buddies but I can’t have coconut. I’m sure it is wonderful but I will stick with my peanut butter and chocolate goodness.

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    I love this version of puppy chow (we call it monkey munch). Whatever you call it, I want it! I can image a handful of macadamia nuts in there too. We too have a fantastic supply of our favorite cereal. Those good deals don’t come around everyday. : )

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      We always stock up when cereal is on sale!

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    Marla Meridith — February 20, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Girl this sweet snack looks wonderful!

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    Dee — February 20, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Thanks for the great recipe! I LOVE Muddy Buddies but haven’t had them since we found out my son has a peanut allergy!!!! Love that I can try making these and everyone can enjoy! :-)

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    Annalise — February 20, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    This looks incredibly addictive! And perfect for movie or game night!

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    naomi — February 20, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    um, i don’t need any excuse to make this. pass the bowl!

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    Jaime — February 20, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    My husband is allergic to peanuts as well. We like making Puppy Chow with SunButter instead. The flavor is pretty close! I’m wondering about changing out the SunButter now for coconut butter and still adding shredded coconut…what do you think?

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — February 20, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Love the combination of chocolate and coconut! I would not be able to stop eating this! I didn’t realize the Oscars were already this weekend; I don’t usually watch, but I love hearing about all the winners, then I make a list of movies I need to watch ;-)

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    Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — February 20, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Loving this Chex mix! I think I could even pass it off to my two picky eaters, and I know I could eat the whole thing! ;)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 20, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    I didn’t know the oscars were so close! This looks just delicious…I think I need to make it for myself soon :)

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    Puppy chow is so addicting, I almost never made it because of that. This version looks so good too!

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    janetha — February 20, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I love how this has only a few ingredients! Looks like a delicious treat :)

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — February 20, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I can’t resist chocolate and coconut together! Love this fun puppy chow twist!!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 20, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I would eat so many handfuls of this! It looks irresistible!

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