No-Bake Hot Cocoa Treats are an easy holiday dessert and the perfect way to get your hot chocolate fix no matter the time of year! Kids and grown-ups alike love these chocolate cereal treats. Give them a try at your next family party or package them up to spread a little Christmas cheer!
A few weeks ago as the world was experiencing the first signs of winter, it was still 80 degrees in Florida. I started thinking of all the wonderful cold weather traditions that we so often miss out on. I never get enough hot chocolate or backyard bonfires and it just doesn’t seem fair. But one thing I do get to enjoy every winter is baking up holiday treats and sharing them with my neighbors and work family. I love to put together little packages of assorted goodies to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. This year, I got a little creative with my offerings.
It’s a Marshmallow World in the Winter
I’m pretty sure everyone reading this can think back to eight years old, piling mounds of marshmallows into a mug of hot cocoa or even skipping the cocoa all together. Who am I kidding, I still do that. Its a well-known fact that the only thing better than a marshmallow is a marshmallow cereal treat. That’s why I so eagerly came up with the idea for these No-Bake Hot Cocoa Treats. Well, that and I love to include a no-bake option when making multiple desserts. It saves me time and adds a little variety to the mix.
These NEXT LEVEL hot cocoa treats only require 6 ingredients! They are made with cocoa puff cereal, marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, white chocolate morsels and the special ingredient, cinnamon. The cinnamon is what makes these taste like hot cocoa rather than just a chocolate treat. They are sticky, chewy and rich, a trifecta of goodness that will transport you back to childhood.
Check out the recipe below and let me know if you have any questions. If you decide to make these No-Bake Hot Cocoa Treats, share a picture on instagram and tag me @bluecheesebungalow. I will feature some of my favorites on my insta-story.
Side note: earlier this week, I sent boxes of goodies home with some of my colleagues. One girlfriend sent me a text explaining that her four year old daughter asked,”Can Kelsey can make me another cocoa treat?” Obviously I’ll be sending home another batch before Christmas 😉
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
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