I only discovered this snack a few years ago but my kids love to eat it and help make it. The simplicity of it allows even little ones to do a large portion of the work.
7 c Chex Cereal
3 Hershey Milk Chocolate candy bars
1/2 c Peanut Butter
1/4 c Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
*3/4 c+ Ghiradeli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa
*Why I suggest this specific cocoa is that the flavor is very different from your typical cocoa powder. This will taste more like chocolate than the bitter flavor of plain cocoa powder. If you prefer that flavor you can certainly use it, but most kids want the sweeter taste this can offers.
Place the butter, peanut butter and chopped candy bars into a sauce pot over medium low heat. Keep stirring till it has all melted together. Add the vanilla and remove from the stove. The cereal should be in a large bowl, and the chocolate mixture will be poured over it. Using a spatula gently fold the chocolate mixture with the cereal till it is completely covered.
Measure the ground chocolate and begin to sprinkle over the cereal. Do it slowly so that you do not use more than you need. How much you use will depend on the stickiness of the chocolate. You might need more than the stated amount but in general it is a good start.
After your cereal has been fully dusted with cocoa, spread it on a try to dry. This take at least 30 minutes then it will be ready to store in a sealed container or bag for gifts.
For a personalized touch, add some mini marshmallows, peanuts or cashews or m&m candies. I know it sounds like it makes a lot, but it will hold for several weeks in a sealed container. I hope you not only give this a try, but do so with the kiddos and have a fun afternoon. Enjoy!