Mexican Hot Chocolate Crunch Cookies


Mexican Hot Chocolate Crunch Cookies

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    These chocolate cookies are made from chocolate puffed rice cereal which adds a crunchy texture you won't be able to get enough off! Mix up this dough with cocoa powder, chili powder, and cinnamon trips for additional Mexican-inspired flavor.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 35
    2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    3 ½ c. chocolate puffed rice cereal, divided
    ½ c. Hy-Vee unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee chili powder, plus additional for garnish, if desired
    1 c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    1 ¾ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    ¾ c. cinnamon baking chips
    Hy-Vee white vanilla baking chocolate chips, melted; for dipping, if desired

    Things To Grab

    • Medium bowl
    • Electric mixer
    • Shallow dish
    • Cookie sheets
    • Wire racks


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, 1 cup cereal, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and chili powder in medium bowl; set aside. 

    2. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in flour mixture on low until combined. Stir in cinnamon baking chips. 

    3. Pour 2-1/2 cups cereal into a shallow dish. Roll dough into tablespoon-size balls; roll balls into cereal to coat. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. 

    4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until tops are set. Remove from oven; cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely. 

    5. If desired, dip half of each cookie into melted white chocolate; sprinkle with additional chili powder, if desired. Let stand until set. 

    Nutrition facts


    80 Calories per serving
    1 cookie

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 3.5g
    • Cholesterol: 10mg
    • Sodium: 50mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
    • Protein: 1g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine September 2021