Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow

It’s that time of year already. Time for blankets, big puffy jackets, and mugs full of comforting warm drinks. Unless you live someplace that’s warm year round. If that’s the case I’m not sure what you’re currently doing. I’m currently all cozied up on the couch watching the Pioneer Woman on Food Network. My boyfriend doesn’t understand how I can watch the Food Network literally all day long. I will watch the same episodes over and over again. Personally I just love the energy the channel brings. I feel my own sense of warmth from the Food Network so that’s why it’s great to watch it during the last autumn and winter months.

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We all have our own ways of warming up during the cold months. For most of us we grab a mug of hot tea or hot chocolate. Personally, I am more of a cappuccino girl. After mixing up this batch of Hot Chocolate puppy chow I now feel differently about hot chocolate. I don’t like to drink it but it sure does make a tasty snack. If you follow my blog you know I make a puppy chow recipe at least once monthly. I love how it’s easy to grab and so customizable. This flavor is by far my favorite so far (coming from a girl who doesn’t like chocolate). 

Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow | One of the best flavors of Puppy Chow I have ever tried by

This recipe will be a crowd pleaser at your next get-together. It surely was a crowd pleaser at my house 🙂

Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow
Serves 12
A delicious rice cereal Chex mix. One of my favorites by far!
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1 (heaping) cup white "chocolate" candy wafers
  2. 4 packets Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate mix
  3. 2 tbs. vegetable oil
  4. 6 cups Rice Cereal Chex
  5. 1 cup powdered sugar
  6. 2 packets Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate mix
  7. 1 cup mini marshmallows
  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the white candy wafers on defrost for 30 seconds. Repeat until the wafers are almost fully melted. Once they're practically melted whisk in the vegetable oil. After it's nice and smooth whisk in the hot chocolate mix. Pour the hot chocolate mixture over 6 cups of rice Chex cereal and lightly stir until the cereal is evenly coated. Once covered evenly, pour the powdered sugar and hot chocolate mix into a small ziplock bag. Shake the bag until the hot chocolate mix is evenly incorporated. Add the powdered sugar mixture to the bowl of coated cereal and stir slowly until each piece is coated evenly. Stir in mini marshmallows and Enjoy!
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    Connie | URBAN BAKES
    November 19, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    I just discovered you don’t like chocolate. WHAT?!? lol Just kidding. But I do follow your blog and have always noticed you love to make a variety of puppy chow which is wonderful!

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      Karissa Krishart
      November 20, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      I know… I’m strange, haha. Thank you Connie puppy chow is my sweet addiction! 🙂

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    November 27, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Love this puppy chow, girl!! I could go for a big bowl of it right now! 🙂

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    December 16, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I’m confused as to why the ingredients lists reads ( 4 packs swiss miss milk hot chocolate mix and then it sais 2 after that?

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      Karissa Krishart
      December 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      4 packets get mixed with the chocolate. 2 packets get mixed with the powdered sugar coating.

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        November 18, 2016 at 9:13 PM

        1. About how much is in each packet of hot chocolate? I don’t have packets, but a big jar.

        2. Can you just use hot chocolate powder instead of both powder and sugar to coat them? I’ve never made these before. 🙂

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    December 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Are the white chocolate wafers the candy that you can find in the wedding isle? The ones used to make candy lollipops?

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      Karissa Krishart
      December 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Yes. I use the Make’n Mold brand but the Wilton brand works too 🙂

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    Jon Mark
    February 28, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    Hi Karissa Krisart, thanks for share this post , I love this puppy chow, girl!! I may go for a large bowl of it right now!

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
    December 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    This is such a great idea!! I am definitely going to have to try this!
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