Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies

There is nothing that embodies the holidays more than hot chocolate! Well, maybe Santa Clause… but you get the point! You can’t get anymore classic than a good ole cup of steamy hot cocoa! Add in some peppermints and a few marshmallows, and you got yourself a cup of Christmas!

While hot chocolate may be the ultimate holiday drink, muddy buddies are the classic party snack! So, why not put the two together? And after you taste this combo, you will wonder why you’ve not thought of it before! Here’s how to make it…

Detailed Directions:

  • First, mix the Chex cereal and 1 cup of the mini marshmallows together in a bowl.
  • Next, heat the chocolate and butter in the microwave until completely melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture.
  • Mix until the cereal is completely coated in chocolate
  • Next, put the mixture into a tubberware, ziploc bag, or any other enclosed container that can be shaken.
  • Add the cocoa mix and the crushed peppermints to the container and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!
  • Shake until the powder is covering all of the cereal
  • Lastly, add in all the remaining marshmallows and Enjoy!
  • Keep in a sealed container for up to a week!

These make the PERFECT party snack! They also work well for small gifts. Just put them in a cute bag with a gift card and voila! You have the cutest and yummiest Christmas gift for your co-workers and friends!

Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies:

Serving Size: 12 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Total Time: 15 min


  • 3 Cups Chex cereal ( I did corn)
  • 1 1/2 Cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 Cup melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 Packets of hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 Cup crushed peppermints


  1. Mix the cereal and 1 cup marshmallows together
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter and mix into the cereal
  3. Put the cereal into an enclosed container and add in the cocoa and peppermint
  4. And SHAKE until completely coated
  5. Add in the rest of the marshmallows and enjoy!
  6. Keep in a sealed container for up to a week!

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