Since I am not much of a baker, I am always on the lookout for easy “sweet treats” to serve at tailgates or parties that don’t take too much time. Pinterest is always a great place to start and I found a recipe called Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix that looked really pretty and even better, something I could easily make!
I tried the recipe for the first time a few weeks ago just to test it. It only had a few ingredients and the only cooking required was microwaving and melting the chocolate. Easy Peasy! The chocolate melted beautifully but then the recipe called for adding Coconut Extract. I don’t know what kind of reaction happened but all of a sudden the chocolate became “gloppy” (not sure that is really a word but you get my meaning!). I continued on with the recipe but literally had to use my hands to get it to mix well. The end result was “ok” but I knew it could be better.
First, I didn’t really think the recipe needed the coconut extract since it called for actual shredded coconut later so I omitted that. I also decided to use Honey Chex Mix instead of the rice chex mix and I believe this little step took this recipe to another level! It was a hit at our tailgate party last weekend when my sister visited!
Since one of the main purposes of this blog is to test recipes for you, I present my updated version that several different people have told me is commonly known as “Puppy Chow”.
Chocolate Coconut Chex Mix
9 cups Honey Chex cereal (I think the Cinammon would be great, too!)
3 cups chocolate chips (I have used both milk chocolate and semi-sweet)
2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup powdered sugar