Chocolate Overload Mix

We’ll take any excuse to eat cereal straight out of the box, especially when that means covering it with a sweet chocolate coating. You can use any combination of cereal as long as it equals 8 cups. Next time, we might try Corn Fakes, Rice Chex and maybe a handful of Wheat Chex to cut the richness. Studded with white chocolate chips, this mix would make a fine afternoon pick-me-up on a workday. For a real treat, enjoy this mix with a glass of protein-packed whole milk and your favorite kiddos.

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We’ll take any excuse to eat cereal straight out of the box, especially when that means covering it with a sweet chocolate coating. You can use any combination of cereal as long as it equals 8 cups. Next time, we might try Corn Fakes, Rice Chex and maybe a handful of Wheat Chex to cut the richness. Studded with white chocolate chips, this mix would make a fine afternoon pick-me-up on a workday. For a real treat, enjoy this mix with a glass of protein-packed whole milk and your favorite kiddos.

Ingredients

  1. Check 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  2. Check 5 tablespoons powdered sugar
  3. Check 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  4. Check 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  5. Check 2 cups Chocolate Cheerios cereal
  6. Check 2 cups Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites cereal
  7. Check 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. Check 1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together butter, sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl. Add cereals; toss gently to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until mixture is tacky but not moist, 15 to 18 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack; sprinkle mixture evenly with salt. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Add chocolate chips; toss to combine.