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Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix


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!


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:)


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.


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!


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


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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80 Responses to “Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix”

  1. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — February 20, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    I’ve always called this treat Muddy Buddies, but I know some others call it Puppy Chow… whatever you call it, this version sounds amazing! Love the coconut addition :)

  2. Joanne — February 20, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Coconut and chocolate together is a current obsession of mine! This chex mix sounds deeelicious!

  3. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 20, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Chocolate and coconut – my favorite combo! I can see how addicting this can be :)

  4. Monet — February 20, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    I love the Oscars too (we’re trying to catch up on all the films we’ve missed!) and this is a great way to enjoy the night. I love chex mix, and I know that this chocolate coconut variation would be hard to resist. Thank you for sharing another dose of inspiration. I hope you are having a great week and are staying warm.

  5. Jane — February 20, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Have you tried the recipe with almond butter or cashew butter? both are delicious alternatives when I make Puppy Chow

  6. Spencer — February 20, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Looks delicious! I reckon I could eat about 100 of them!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — February 20, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Yum, chocolate and coconut together! What a great idea to use the extract!

  8. Gaby — February 20, 2013 @ 10:01 pm


  9. Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 20, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    We haven’t watched too many of the Oscar noms this year – other than Les Mis. Ben and I have moved around our Netflix Queue so many times, we used to have the previous years’ Oscar movies always at the top of the list to watch, then my girly movies started taking over haha Whoops! But this will have to be at the top of my Oscars snacking list!

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 20, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    I want some of this right now! I have seen Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Les Mis. They were all so good!

  11. Jenny Flake — February 21, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    What a fun snack! Wouldn’t last long in our house, lol!!

  12. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — February 21, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    I’m going to have to make this. Chocolate and coconut is my favorite combo EVER and I love making all different kinds of “muddy buddies.” When I make it at my parents’ house (they always have an interesting array of requests when I visit), it’s usually gone so quickly I can barely taste it! This will be another hit :) Can’t wait for the Oscars!

  13. Courtney Whitmore — February 21, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    This looks SO DELISH! Will have to make it STAT!

  14. Diana @ Eating Made Easy — February 21, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    Loving this recipe for an Oscar Party!! We included it in our Top 10 Oscar Party Foods here:

  15. Karen Petersen — February 22, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

    I love coconut and chocolate together and chex mix is my fave. This sounds like my sort of dessert. It will be gone by morning.

  16. Lindsey — February 23, 2013 @ 2:32 am

    I’m trying to think how toasted coconut would hold up in the mix, would the coconut just crumble up into little bits or would they be able to hold steady? Has anyone tried this altercation yet?

  17. Amy S. — February 23, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    Made this today, LOVE it!!! And love that it’s gluten free!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  18. Jaime — February 24, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    Made this yesterday for me and my son (hubby is out of town and doesn’t care for coconut). Maria, this is evil stuff. I deliberately brushed my teeth early last night so I wouldn’t keep eating it. So tasty, and the 7 y.o. loves it too!

  19. martha starner — February 24, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    where can i find the nuetritional facts for your recipes ?

  20. martha starner — February 24, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    where are nuetrtional facts for your recipes ?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

      We don’t provide nutritional facts. Sorry!

  21. sally @ sallys baking addiction — February 24, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    OK Maria, I want a HUGE handful of this right this second!! I adore chocolate and coconut together. You have me craving it now. PS: I can NEVER stop munching on chex mix, sweet or savory. SO good!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

      Chex Mix of any kind is addicting. :)

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  23. Steph @ Lipstick & Cake — February 28, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    Have only just discovered Chex Mix / puppy chow here in Australia, can’t wait to make a coconut version!

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  25. melissa — March 28, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    made this last week and while it turned out DELICIOUS and just as addictive as pb version, i got super nervous when i added the coconut extract and the chocolate “seized” up. i was still able to mix the cereal in with my hands, and it somehow still coated it enough…
    wondering if you encountered this too. i forgot that adding any kind of liquid to melted choc. chips makes it do that.
    thanks for the recipe! it’s a keeper.

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  28. Trinette — April 28, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    I tried to add coconut emulsion to the melted chocolate. FAIL! Did you
    use imitation coconut extract without any issues? I’m dying to try this but after 2 failed attempts and a bunch of wasted ingredients, I’m hesitant :(

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  31. Karla Bly — June 25, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    So yummy! I couldn’t resist throwing in a little peanut butter , though. Sorry Josh!

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  35. Ali — December 31, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    Word to the wise: don’t use imitation coconut extract in this recipe. You need to use pure coconut extract, or your chocolate will seize.

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