{Bear Hugs Mix}

{Bear Hugs Mix}

I mentioned earlier this week that Jackson and I went to a play group together.  Well, for the adults I made Chocolate & Oreo Parfaits, but for the kiddos I wanted something a bit more at their level.  Again, I headed to my pantry to see what I could put together that would be perfect for little hands.  I found the following ingredients and got a brilliant {at least I thought so} idea.


To make Bear Hugs Mix, you’ll need:

1 box of honey flavored Teddy Grahams

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup Mallow Bits {think the size that comes in the hot chocolate packets}

bear hugs mix 2

To get started, rip off a few pieces of wax paper and place on a clean counter top.  Dump the entire box of Teddy Grahams onto the wax paper and spread into a single layer.

teddy grahams

Melt 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips according to package directions.  Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate all over the Teddy Grahams.

drizzle chocolate

Before the chocolate begins to harden, sprinkle 1/2 cup of the Mallow Bits over the chocolate bears.

Note: I found the jar of Mallow Bits at Wal Mart, but have also seen them at my regular grocery store as well.  Look in the hot chocolate & coffee aisle.  


Let the mix dry on your counter for at least an hour so that the chocolate hardens and the mallows stick to the bears.  You can store Bear Hugs Mix in an airtight container for about a week.

bear hugs mix

To share with the kiddos I put a small scoop into snack sized Ziploc bags {since we were travelling to another house}.  You could also use a cute cupcake liner to share the snack.

This little mix would also be so cute for a class Valentine’s Day party!


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  1. What a great idea! My little bear would love this. Thank you for sharing!

  2. From Creative Bloggers…how EASY and cute!! Never would have thought of this!

  3. Hi there! I was just about to peruse Pinterest for snack ideas when I checked my inbox and saw your oh-so-delicious looking Bear Hug Mix! We are going for a trip this week and this will be perfect for a on-the go snack! Thanks for sharing {and check my site later this week because I will feature this on my blog along with some other traveling tips and tricks!}

  4. So cute – nice and simple!!

  5. I am definitely trying this!

  6. How adorable! I would love to have you link up with us at The Hopeless Housewife.

  7. YUM! That looks absolutely delicious–great idea!

  8. I could eat a whole batch of these little bear hugs right now… I’m so hungry, lol! Shouldn’t be looking before I eat lunch :)

    I’d love for you to stop by my weekend link party and share a few of your yummy recipes! http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you there!

  9. Yum! My kids would gobble this up!

  10. Can I make this and just hide for myself? Looks so yummy!

    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  11. So much fun! Reed would love this! He is crazy about chocolate, marshmallows and Teddy Grahams!! Pinning!

  12. Oh this is too cute!

  13. Super cute idea! And it looks pretty tasty…even for adults :)


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