Hot Cocoa Dusty Road Sundaes and Giveaway

Have you ever had a Dusty Road Sundae? I used to love these when I was a little girl and Ma had Malted Milk in the pantry. If there was no Malted Milk Powder, I used Nesquik Chocolate Drink Mix. Do you remember that stuff? A Dusty Road Sundae is a scoop of vanilla ice cream dusted with Malted Milk Powder and drizzled with chocolate syrup. When Kraft offered this gift package of their latest products, I said, “yes.” Do you know why? For the Jet Puffed Vanilla Mallow Bits- I know, I am easy to please, huh? But these Mallow Bits brought me right back to my childhood Count-Chocula days with those teeny tiny crunchy marshmallows- I had to have them!

Hot Cocoa Dusty Road Sundaes

1 cup Malted Milk Powder
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, vanilla

Hot Fudge Sauce, heated
Caramel Sauce, heated
Vanilla Ice cream

In a quart sized mason jar, shake the first 6 ingredients until evenly distributed.
Pour about 2 tablespoonfuls of chocolate or caramel sauce in the bottom of small mason jars or bowls, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and dust with Hot Cocoa Mix and a few more Mallow Bits and chocolate chips. Serve immediately.

Note- to make Hot Cocoa, add 1/3 cup mix to a large mug and pour in 8 ounces boiling water, stir and serve. Have extra Mallow Bits for sprinkling your Hot Cocoa as the ones in the mix melted quickly, and we don’t want tears now do we?


Kraft’s New Product Sample Package is filled with all kinds of goodies for those families on the go. You all know I am the Mason Jar Meal Queen, but I have folks writing me all the time telling me how their kids can’t take glass to school- so sad, so I was pleased that Kraft also offered these nifty Klip-It Containers (BPA free- I checked!) in with all the loot. And that Zebra Print Lunch tote will look stylin’ when I carry my lunch around- it is really sturdy and roomy. Take a look…

Each kit is valued between $60 and $75 and includes the following, supplied by Kraft Foods:

1. PLANTERS new Natural Peanut Butter Spread
2. CRYSTAL LIGHT Energy On-the-Go Sticks
3. New KRAFT MILKBITE Milk & Granola Bar (coupon for free product) – Combines real milk, calcium and granola in a convenient refrigerated bar, providing the calcium of an 8 oz. glass of milk.
4. SNACKWELL’S new Peanut Butter Pretzels and new Cinnamon Crème Drizzled Caramel Popcorn.
5. New KRAFT FRESH TAKE (coupon for free product) Available in six flavor varieties, including Southwest Three Cheese and Italian Parmesan.
6. New JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits – These are so much fun! Endless ideas for these little guys.
7. Lunch Break Insulated Zebra-print Lunch Tote- totally groovy!
8. KLIP-IT by Sistema 14-piece Food-to-Go Storage Set- one of the containers have these cute little clip together fork and knife and tiny dip container. So cute!

If you would like a chance to win this new-product-sample-package from Kraft then follow these teeny tiny rules…

1. Any US resident, please leave one comment telling me your favorite on-the-go treat.
2. Please leave your email address or web address that links your email so I can let you know if you won! No email, no win. Anonymous, please leave a name and email too.
3. Like Kraft’s FB page for one extra comment.
4. Contest closes Friday (3/16/12) at 9pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random.

Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this giveaway at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review. This giveaway is not administered by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Big Red Kitchen. Recipe, opinions, and top photo provided by Big Red Kitchen LLC. Prize photo provided by Kraft Foods.

Southern Girl Sharin! Congrats!


  1. amy beth marantino
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:24 AM | Permalink

    a bag of popcorn

  2. slip4
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:56 AM | Permalink

    I love a good old PB and J sandwich for an on-the-go snack.

    Posted March 12, 2012 at 7:43 AM | Permalink

    My favorite on the go snack…a crispy, crunchy apple!

  4. Anonymous
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 7:50 AM | Permalink

    I like to make some granola with some ground flax seeds and some almonds, raisins, some pecans, oats, a tad bit of agave syrup raspberry or strawberry depending upon the weather and what season, some carob chips, also some dried cherries..I make up a batch and bag it up in the freezer in a big bag I have vacuumed to make sure all the air is out of it..It is wonderful for on the go and to have for a quick breakfast a tiny amount goes a long long way…I am Mary Sampson, and love love love your blog, would love to win the Kraft package, oh, my goodness…thanks for your blog and the giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 8:07 AM | Permalink

    Cool giveaway! My fave on the go snack would be some type of cracker like goldfish.



  6. Mom24
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 8:44 AM | Permalink

    My favorite on the go snack is cookies! Delicious and portable. 🙂

  7. Ellis
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM | Permalink

    Eek! I forgot my email! If you want to delete the other comment and add this one instead, I would really appreciate it!

    I love a granola bar or 100 calorie pack for snacking on the go- so easy to grab on the way out the door!

  8. Heather MacQ
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 8:57 AM | Permalink

    favorite on the go snack is a bag of nuts

  9. Julie
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

    A bottle of water is my favorite on-the-go snack. No seriously, it washes down my really favorite choice of Rice Krispie treats.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

    Cocoa roasted almonds.
    Joyce Kinsey

  11. oneordinaryday
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM | Permalink

    My snack of choice is probably popcorn if I'm in a rush for something crunchy. And salty. And buttery. 🙂
    I'm liking this giveaway. I keep looking at those tiny marshmallows and trying to think of a good reason to buy them. Your recipe sounds interesting too. I've never heard of that!

  12. Anonymous
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

    Carrots are a favorite snack. Cold and crunchy!

  13. Sheila
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM | Permalink

    Love this idea! You always have creative snacks.

    My favorite on the go snack is cheese~ sticks or Baby Bell.

  14. Sweet and Savory Eats
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    My fave snack to this day is still a PB&J sandwich:)

  15. Anonymous
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 10:22 AM | Permalink

    Cool giveaway!

  16. Shirlene
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM | Permalink

    my favorite is a bottle of water. my grandson's is a happy bar (fruit and oatmeal).

  17. Rachel
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 12:12 PM | Permalink

    A chocolate milkshake! I tell myself I'm being healthy because of the calcium and Vitamin D 🙂

  18. Melissa Calvin
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM | Permalink

    Clif Bars!
    Melissa Calvin

  19. Meredith
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

    my favorite on the go snack is trail mix – nuts, dried cranberries, and m&ms!

  20. Jess
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM | Permalink

    May favorite on the go snack is a fresh apple with a handful of almonds!

  21. Courtana
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM | Permalink

    On the go for me means a cut up apple, for the kiddos, will fill a plastic cup with popcorn!

    What a great giveaway, thanks so much!

  22. ~Rosanne
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM | Permalink

    A favorite on the go snack is a tortilla with peanut butter and bananas.

  23. ~Rosanne
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM | Permalink

    I liked kraft on Facebook

    I just found your blog and really enjoy looking at it.

  24. Southern Girl
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

    I carry a sandwich bag of nuts around with me pretty much all of the time. Usually walnuts, but almonds at times.

  25. Southern Girl
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    I've liked Kraft on Facebook.


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