Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cocoa Chex Mix


We were headed for an evening of games with our new friends, and I wanted to bring snacks to munch on. I'm a muncher. It can be hazardous to my health. I quickly decided on homemade popcorn. It is, after all, my favorite snack ever. Then my mind wandered to something chocolately. Naturally. I didn't want it to be too rich, but rather a snack on the lighter side of things so I could keep munching without feeling too guilty. Wow, I'm a high maintenance snacker, eh?

Into my mind sprung the idea for Cocoa Chex. But alas, there weren't any recipes to be found that precisely depicted my concept. So I took a little of this and little of that and VOILA! Cocoa Chex Mix.   

Cocoa Dusted Chex Mix
recipe by
serves 8-14

8 cups Chex of your choice
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl combine all four ingredients, stirring and tossing, stirring and tossing until cocoa is evenly distributed.  Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Bake for 8 minutes. Stir. Bake another 8 minutes. Remove from oven to cool on cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container. 

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