Cocoa Cinnamon Chex Mix

You can make homemade chex mix without the extra calories!

People think by eating significantly less you will lose weight. False. You just have to eat right! I’m ALWAYS snacking. I come up with weekly snack options to ensure I’m making good choices and not spending too much on over-priced munchies.

This snack is another homemade chex mix made with coconut oil rather than butter. You can view another version I did here! Instead of the puppy chow variation this is more a type of trail mix. The addition of cinnamon and cocoa powder gave it quite an addicting flavor! Plus, there is no added sugar used in the recipe!

First set out the ingredients to mix together. I chose chex (I had both wheat and corn) and cheerios to put in the bowl. I added the nuts and dried fruit later but you can include them at the beginning if you prefer. For those I had dried pineapple chunks, pistachios and almonds. You will need coconut oil, agave nectar, cocoa powder and cinnamon for the glaze.
cocoa cinnamon chex ingredients

The cocoa powder I use is Divine brand. Hands down this is my favorite cocoa powder! It’s so rich and wonderful to use in baking and for hot chocolate.

Next, combine the coconut oil and agave nectar in a small bowl and heat until melted. Stir in the cinnamon and cocoa powder. Pour this glaze over the contents of the bowl and stir until fully coated.
cocoa cinnamon chex prep

Put the mix in a ziploc bag and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Remove and add in the remaining ingredients if you have not already done so. Serve, or store in the fridge for later!
cocoa cinnamon chex serve

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Cocoa Cinnamon Chex Mix
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Cocoa Cinnamon Chex Mix with dried fruit and nuts in a sweet coconut oil glaze.
Servings Prep Time
20 people 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 people 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
cocoa cinnamon chex mix main photo
Cocoa Cinnamon Chex Mix
Print Recipe
Cocoa Cinnamon Chex Mix with dried fruit and nuts in a sweet coconut oil glaze.
Servings Prep Time
20 people 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 people 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Mix the ingredients in the bowl- chex, cheerios, dried pineapple chunks, pistachios and almonds.
  2. For the glaze combine the coconut oil and agave nectar and heat until melted. Stir in the cinnamon and cocoa powder. Pour over the contents of the bowl and stir.
  3. Put the mix in a ziploc bag and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  4. Remove and serve, or store in the fridge!
Recipe Notes

Great for parties or for use as daily snacks!

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I stored mine in the fridge to snack on and it lasted for about two weeks! If you have a potluck or party this healthy homemade chex mix is a perfect contribution to the table. The pineapple and coconut oil together bring a subtle tropical flavor to the mix too, which makes it stand out!

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2 Comments

  1. February 19, 2016
    Reply

    Love the flavors in this mix. I like a crunchy snack, too. Pinned and tweeted because this is too good not to share with the world 🙂

    • February 20, 2016
      Reply

      Thank you, Lydia! It will definitely be one that I make again!

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