Hot Cocoa Cookies With Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow “Mallow Bits”

On a recent trip to Target a new product jumped into my cart…

Kraft Marshmallow “Mallow Bits”.   Clearly I had to buy some.   They were available in both vanilla and peppermint, and were on the end of an isle, where all the products you can’t find seem to reside.   While I’m sure they would be great to eat out of the container for lunch, I decided I would work them into a recipe.   Hot chocolate cookies sounded like fun.

Don’t worry if you can’t find the Mallow Bits (I am guessing they may be a hard to find item unless you just stumble over them like I did).   Simple replace the Mallow Bits with mini marshmallows.

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular from these cookies.  I mean the only difference from a regular cookie is swapping the cocoa powder for hot chocolate mix – no biggie.  Well surprise surprise, these were GREAT.   Both my daughter and a friend of ours agreed – while they knew they’d be good, they ended up being much better than expected.  Woohoo!   Here’s how to make them… 

Hot Cocoa Cookies With Marshmallow Bits
(Printable Recipe at bottom of post!)

2 and 1/2 sticks room temperature butter (you only see two sticks in the photo, but I added another 1/2 stick)
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Marshmallow Bits (you could substitute mini marshmallows)

Cream together your butter and both sugars until light  and fluffy.   And in eggs and vanilla and blend well.  In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients, including your hot chocolate packets.

Add the dry ingredients a little at a time to your wet ingredients.   I found that my dough was very dry – as in I had to almost knead it by hand to work in the chocolate chips and marshmallow bits.

Drop on to your cookie sheets.  I sometimes had to “form” mine a bit, even when using my cookie scoop.  Again, the dough was dry, but the end result was fabulous.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes.   Allow to cool for approximately five minutes then remove from cookie sheet.  Enjoy!!!

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Bits (you could substitute mini marshmallows)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. And in eggs and vanilla and blend well. In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients, including your hot chocolate packets.

Add the dry ingredients a little at a time to your wet ingredients. I found that my dough was very dry – as in I had to almost knead it by hand to work in the chocolate chips and marshmallow bits.

Drop on to your cookie sheets. I sometimes had to “form” mine a bit, even when using my cookie scoop. Again, the dough was dry, but the end result was fabulous.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes. Allow to cool for approximately five minutes then remove from cookie sheet. Enjoy!!!

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Comments

  1. Laura Knapp says

    Yummy! I’ve never heard of Mallow Bits, but I can’t wait to try them! My family loves all forms of marshmallows :) Your recipe looks great.

  2. says

    I found these at Walmart and literally yelped in the store. Even my husband had a big ol’ smile on his face b/c we’ve both been look for these, since we saw some at RaceTrac(gas station). I’ve been using them in hot cocoa and just eating them by the palm fulls.

  3. says

    I found these right before Christmas and had made a huge thing of cocoa mix for everyone so we took the bites along… But I ended up eating the whole container as a snack. They remind me of the marshmallows from Lucky Charms! :)

  4. Lindsey says

    Sound great, but I’m with Mindy…. I buy a large can of hot chocolate mix, so how much would that be??? I have everything else and sure would love to make these for a nice Saturday in, we just got our 1st real snowfall! So 4 packets equals how much?????

    • says

      Each of my hot cocoa packets were 1.25 oz (though I think many are 1oz), so it would be a total of 4-5 oz. I’m not sure what that translates to in measurements. Since a packet is one serving, I’d probably see what one serving is on the large can, and add four of those. :)

  5. Melissa McLane says

    I am not the biggest cookie fan but these sounded good so I thought I’d give them a try. I have to say, they are the BEST cookies I’ve EVER had! I love, love, LOVE them! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. says

    These sound fantastic! I just found your blog, and I must say I love your photos! They make me want to bake everything on it. I can’t wait to make these cookies. I think I saw these bits the last time I was at Target.

  7. Dena Hamlin says

    Oh my gosh! The batter was UNBELIEVABLY good! we couldn’t stop eating it! The cookies are in the oven and we are VERY eager to see how the taste!

  8. Dena Hamlin says

    YUM-O! these just came out of the oven and they were one of the best cookies I ever had, but how do you get them to be shaped like ice-cream scoops?

  9. Kristen says

    Made these this afternoon and they are DELICIOUS!!! And yes, soft and chewy cookies are a MUST! Thanks for the great recipe!! I’ll definitely be making these again!

  10. Lisa says

    My dough wasn’t dry like yours. I added another half cup of flour but they still came out very flat and won’t hold their shape when I remove them from the pan. What could have gone wrong?

    • says

      Hmm… I do find that a really dry dough actually holds it’s shape much better, so if they weren’t dry, that makes some sense. How much was your butter melted? That’s one of the variables that could have been a factor. How did they taste?

      • says

        I’ve made these twice now, & although they are good, I’m having the same problem with them turning out flat. I’ve used Air Bake sheets/ non-Air Bake sheets, chilled dough/ didn’t chill dough, cookie scoop/ hands ….. still flat. My butter was room temperature – soft enough to beat but not all melted.

        • says

          Michelle, how dry was your dough? My dough is always quite dry when I make these, to the point I have to almost knead it by hand to really combine it, versus stirring or using my mixer. Dose your dough look the same as mine in the photo on the cookie sheet? My first thoughts would be either having your butter a bit colder or upping the flour.

  11. Mary says

    I, too, make my own hot cocoa mix so I have a big container of it. If someone could open a packet of mix, measure it, and let us know how much (1/4 c.? 1/2 c.?) is in it that would be so helpful. Thanks!

    • says

      Mary, I think what might work would be to figure whatever amount of your mix equals a single serving, since each packet would be a single serving, and then go accordingly (so four packets = four servings). Hope that helps.

  12. kelly says

    Did you use whole sticks of butter? In the picture it almost looks like half sticks. Just want to make sure before I start baking. Can’t wait to try these!!

  13. says

    I too was giddy with delight upon finding the mallow bites at the end of the aisle in Target one day. I think I may have even screamed like a little girl. I have always thought that someone should package those little tiny babies just so I could eat them without having to fight my hot chocolate for them. :) Cookies are in the oven…I opted out, for the first batch at least, on the chocolate chips. The batter also tastes amazing! So happy to find this recipe. And….I also bought the peppermint ones…so they may go in the next batch!

    • says

      Samantha, here’s a reference that might be helpful…
      1 stick of butter = 1/4 pound
      1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup
      1 stick of butter = 8 tablespoons
      1 stick of butter = 4 ounces
      1 stick of butter = 113 grams

  14. Sue says

    Can anyone translate 4 hot chocolate packs into one measurement-like tablespoons or maybe ounces? I have a wonderful hot chocolate powder from Whole Foods that comes in a bottle and would rather use this than packets. These look great and would like to try. Thanks!

    • says

      Sue, since a packet is one serving, I would see how much one serving is on your bottle, and swap out the number of packets for the same number of servings. So if your powder says two tablesspoons is one serving than x4 servings = eight tablespoons. Hope that helps!

  15. Sue says

    Well, don’t know if I got it exact but whatever I did worked! Made these today and, in the words of my kids, they are “awesometacular” (They got it from Jeremy Jahns on YouTube so guess I should credit) Thanks!

  16. Frenchchef says

    These cookies not only look cute, they have a fantastic mild crunch and a chewy yummy center. Baked them today for my kids coming home from the Uni. We loved it ! It is better molded with the hands, comes out round and chubby with marshmallow bits. So cute !

  17. Kelsey says

    Loved the mallow bits in the cookie. Fantastic! I had made the original recipe with the 3 types of chocolate chips before. Im really curious why you added an extra stick of butter and why you added baking powder? Would really like to know. Thanks!

    • says

      Kelsey, I added baking powder to my cookies to help them rise a bit more. The additional butter came from my not being terribly happy with the first batch, and the extra butter seemed to do the trick and get them just the way I wanted them. :)

  18. Denise says

    I am excited to try this recipe for this year’s annual cookie swap. How many cookies does the recipe above yield? And using what size scoop?

    • says

      Denise, for the scoop I guess “standard”. It’s the one I somehow have like four of (guessing it’s probably around 2 tablespoons). I’m thinking it made about 36-48 cookies with that scoop. But make them whatever size YOU need! I’m all about being totally flexible on things like that. :)

  19. Kristi says

    Found this recipe on the Kraft Mallow bits container, my family and I loved them, so yummy, although the recipe on the container is missing the salt ingredient after I read your recipe here but they still were great. I had a canister of hot cocoa and I used 8 tablespoons and it worked great, thanks for the recipe and look forward to trying other recipes from your blog

  20. Kristen says

    So I just tried making these tonight. I’m baking them as I type this, lol:) I saw the Marshmallow bites at Target as well and picked them up because I saw the recipe on the back. I’m hoping they will come out as well as yours. I put in about 1 cup of cocoa powder because on the back of the cocoa it tells you to add 1/4 C to make one serving. The cookies that are finished baking look a little lighter than I expected but that could be because of the brand of cocoa (Generic store brand). Hopefully they will taste good!:) I also found I had to add about two to four minutes to the cooking time because they weren’t baking completely through at 11 mins.

  21. Kristine says

    Made these cookies yesterday. DELICIOUS! They are seriously addictive — and we are not big sweet lovers here. I will be making these again soon for a bake sale. Thanks!

  22. says

    Found your recipe actually on the back of the bits that we’ve used for a couple of years now. Mine turned out like some of the others mentioned–not “dry” but too soft. I even added more flour since I’m high altitude. I had a really hard time getting them off the cookie sheet because they are too soft and won’t hold their shape. Not sure what I could have done differently. Despite the flatness, they were good! Thanx for the recipe!

    • says

      Angee, hmm – not sure. I know Kraft made a lot of batches before considering putting them on the product, using that recipe. Butter temperature can always have an impact. Did you try baking them longer? From what you say it sounds like they might be undercooked? Living in the desert, I have no advice when it comes to high altitude (which shows any time I head up north and attempt to bake!).

  23. Phyllis Villarreal says

    Is there a printable version of this recipe? If I hit print on this it will print all the pics and recipe! I don’t need 7 or 8 pages to print a recipe. Thank you.

  24. Deborah says

    These look amazing! I will definitely try these out. I have some quick questions though. How much of the marshmallows and chocolate chips should I add? And do you add them after you mix the wet and dry ingredients together? Also, how many servings does this recipe make? Thank you for sharing this!

    • says

      Deborah, you can really add as little or as much as you like, since the marshmallows and chocolate chips are add ins, the amount won’t impact how your cookie baked up. You could use a cup of each, as I wrote in the recipe, or go with a little more or less. And just like shown, add your mix-ins after you have combined your wet and dry ingredients. For servings, cookies are highly dependent on what size you make them – you could get anywhere from 12 jumbo to 48 tiny cookies. I think 36 is probably a good average.

  25. says

    This recipe is a cookie lovers dream!!! I made them yesterday and thought I would share what I did. I used Starbucks double chocolate hot cocoa, pressed the dough in a crisscross pattern with a fork, and baked for 15 minutes which gave me crazy good crispy cookies!

  26. Jeslyn says

    I tried this recipe today, the taste is quite good. I subbed half the hot choc powder with Hershey’s cocoa powder because I was afraid that the cookies would be too sweet. One problem I had was that the marshmallows melted into the cookie during the baking process – would you have any idea why? The melted marshmallows made the cookies really sticky to eat.

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