Cozy Hot Cocoa M&M’s Are BACK for the Jolly Season

Hot Cocoa M&M's are back in action for the holidays.

Our editors and experts handpick every product we feature. We may earn a commission from your purchases.

M&M’s has had quite the year. Between their nationwide vote for the new peanut M&M’s flavor and re-launching delicious flavors like pecan pie, M&M’s doesn’t shy away from creativity. And with the holiday season finally upon us, they are yet again bringing the sweetness to the season: Hot Cocoa M&M’s are back for 2019!

That’s right, if you think there’s not enough hot chocolate to go around, then you may as well buy a hot chocolate candy to go with it! M&M’s coziest flavor is officially on shelves and it’s full of winter happiness.

What’s on the inside?

We all know that the trick to a delicious hot chocolate is the marshmallow pairing, so M&M’s made that a priority in the candy’s center. M&M’s Hot Cocoa flavor has a milk chocolate and white chocolate marshmallow-flavored center. Looking at the package, the chocolates are streaked through, looking like a steaming mug of hot chocolate and melted marshmallows right in your candy. The outer shell comes in a brown and white candy coating, to symbolize the two prominent flavors.

The flavor is super similar to the Hot Cocoa Hershey’s Kisses. However, the Kisses are filled with a marshmallow flavored crème instead of a hard chocolate center, so it’s a whole different type of hot chocolate experience. Either way, both candies sound like the perfect pairing to a steamy cup of hot cocoa this holiday season.

Where you can buy them

There’s only one place to grab this delicious flavor—Target! Hot Cocoa M&M’s will be hitting the red and white shelves on November 1, and if you keep your eyes on the prize, you may be able to sniff them out a little sooner. Each bag retails for about $3.19, so you can enjoy your favorite holiday snack without breaking the bank.

20 Ultra-Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes for the Holidays
1 / 21

Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten is a freelance journalist and content strategist who has covered food, health and lifestyle topics for nearly a decade. She covers a little bit of everything at Taste of Home, from testing recipe hacks to investigating TikTok trends. Her work has also appeared in EatingWell, Bustle, Eat This, Not That!, and The Everygirl, to name a few. Armed with a certificate in nutrition science from Stanford Medicine, she debunks nutrition myths and diet culture in "Forkful," her weekly newsletter on Substack. Her debut novel, "Safe Harbor," came out in 2023.