Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow.

Sweet snack mix made with white chocolate and candy canes. Perfect to serve or give away during the holiday season!

Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. Easy, no-bake sweet treat for the holidays. sallysbakingaddiction.com

Oh, just the most addicting little snack in all the holiday land. Crunch crunch crunch.

Puppy chow, muddy buddies, chex mix… whatever you call these sweet, powder sugary, addictive little Chex Cereal bites… I know you won’t be able to get enough. This weekend I turned my beloved Puppy Chow upside down and threw in Christmas’ favorite treat. Candy Canes.

This recipe is actually inspired by the Chew Mix Muddy Buddies Peppermint Bark I spotted at Target the other day. Be still my heart, there is a peppermint version? I knew I had to make this Christmas treat myself once I checked out and headed home.

For the record, I somehow spent $50 on a scarf, candy canes, gum, and dish soap. HOW does Target do that to us?

Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. Easy, no-bake sweet treat for the holidays. sallysbakingaddiction.com

We have a simple recipe today. A blessing, especially after all that hard work we put in for Thanksgiving Day!

Four ingredients is all it takes. No bake, no chilling, no sweat, no fret. The magical mixture of rice Chex cereal, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar shake together to make your new favorite holiday treat. Clearly this puppy chow is not dog food. Ha!

First, melt the white chocolate.  No magic tricks here – just melt in the microwave according to package directions. I used Bakers White Chocolate bars. It’s so smooth, creamy, and melts in the microwave so easily. Once melted, pour the white chocolate over the Chex cereal. I go with the Rice Chex Cereal over the Corn Chex when I’m making puppy chow. The Rice variety hardly has any flavor – perfect for recipes like this. Next, crush up some festive candy canes and throw them into the mix – I went with the green and red striped variety for an added pop of color. Regular candy canes will work just fine. The fourth and final ingredient is your confectioners sugar. This is the fun part. Pour 1 cup of the soft powdery sugar into a large ziplock bag.  Add your melty white chocolate chex/candy canes and go to town.

Shake shake shake!

Sweet snack mix made with white chocolate and candy canes. Perfect to serve or give away during the holiday season!

There!  You’ve got yourself a hefty dose of Christmas crunch right there, folks. Just a warning – eating too much of this at midnight will keep you up for hours. I speak from experience. Hellooo, sugar.

Ok, who’s ready for Christmas treats?

 

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Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow

Sweet snack mix made with white chocolate and candy canes. Perfect to serve or give away during the holiday season!

Yield: 5 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 10 ounces melting white chocolate OR vanilla flavored Almond Bark
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Directions:

Pour 5 cups of Chex Cereal into a large bowl. Melt white chocolate/almond bark according to the package directions. Pour melted chocolate over cereal, stirring and folding until the cereal is completely covered. Fold in the crushed candy canes.

In a large zipped top bag or covered container, add the powdered sugar. Pour the chocolate covered cereal/candy canes into the large bag or container. Seal the bag or container and shake until all the cereal is coated with the powdered mixture.

Discard excess powder. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks, if it lasts that long!

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Q: Do you have any “addictive” little treat recipes? Especially around the holidays, I love things like candied nuts, homemade Chex Mix, caramel corn, chocolate covered pretzels, you name it! We make a slew of treats like this in December and I can’t wait to share them with you!

 

   

114 Responses to “Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow.”

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    Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted November 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    This is so fun, it looks amazing! I love puppy chow but rarely make it. Must try this, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks Cassie! It was hard to photograph with all the white going on, so I am SO GLAD you said it looks good!

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    luv what you doposted November 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I bet this is so unbelievable and amazing. Awesome idea! I just realized I have some dark chocolate/mint chips that expire soon. I bet they’d be awesome in puppy chow!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      I’m trying this with dark chocolate next!! Thank you my friend :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted November 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I’m SO ready for Christmas treats! Been looking forward to this for a long time ;) This looks so good – and I just bought my first box of candy canes – perfect!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      perfect timing, indeed! I love candy canes in any form – pure, in cookies, fudge, or sprinkled over puppy chow :)

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    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchenposted November 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Just saw these on your Instagram and had to come right over and take a look! So yum! and as always what beautiful pictures! You have been pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you for the comment on my photos, I had a hard time with the lighting that day! And thank you so much for the pin Chandra :)

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    Julieposted November 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    So festive, Sally! And my 11-year-old is now drooling over some of your food pics. Even he knows quality photos when he sees them :)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Hi miss julie! Your 11-year old has a good eye, indeed! And an amazing cook as a mommy!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted November 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    LOVE this! I can totally see myself crunching on it while watching Christmas movies! Yep, I just made my plans :)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      LOVE IT, Anna!! I munched on it at midnight sitting on the computer. Your way sounds much more fun!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted November 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I am all about puppy chow! I made white chocolate puppy chow right about this time last year! And I am still thinking about it :) Love the idea of adding peppermint! And Shelly from C & C just posted white choc peppermint popcorn. Something’s in the air – and I want it!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      I am a tad obsessed with puppy chow Averie! Anything “chex mix-y” is top on my list. I can NEVER stop munching at it! I haven’t seen Shelly’s recipe yet! I need to catch up on my reader. :D

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted November 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Sally, you’re a genius! I saw the same Chex Mix at Target last weekend but it never occurred to me to make a homemade version! Totally doing this, and I love that dark chocolate idea in the comments section!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      when i first spotted it I literally stopped and gawked over it. “totally doing this” I said to myself. I didn’t even TRY the regular version so umm.. I’m guess it tastes like this? hehe!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted November 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Ooooooooh, I’m all about the peppermint! And in puppy chow? Holy cow, this is gonna be dangerous. :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      It should come with a warning label, Ashley… ;)

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    Sherry. --ski girlposted November 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Just a thought, what if a little food coloring in the chocolate would not be so white.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      That would work, definitely! But I didn’t want to add any dye to the white chocolate! Good suggestion though for next time. :)

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    Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}posted November 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I was wondering what puppy chow was and now I know… I feel so educated on US cereals! :D Are these anything like Shreddies? Do you even get Shreddies there? Like knitted pieces of shredded wheat. I’d love to make some of these but trying to think what I could sub them with? Any ideas?

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Lisa! It looks like Shreddies are the same thing as Chex Wheat. The chex cereal I used for this puppy chow is Rice chex – made from rice, not wheat. You could try to use the shreddies though! They are denser than rice chex.

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted November 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    my college friends & i were OBSESSED with puppy chow. we always used corn chex, and the more powder the better. sounds like a great variety :)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted November 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I am IN. LOVE. with this. I think you’re the only one in the world who loves peppermint as much as I do. It’s THE BEST! I already know I’d have ZERO resistance around this mix.. yet somehow even with that element of danger, I know I NEED to make it and need to make it soon. It looks SO tempting and delicious!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      peppermint TWINSIES.

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    Becky @ Olives n Wineposted November 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love anything similar to puppy chow! I’m not a huge candy cane fan (SO weird, I know!!) but I might try your recipe with toffee :)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Toffee puppy chow?? OMG you must send me some if you make that! Actually, I need to make it myself this holiday season! YUM!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted November 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Can I just tell you puppy chow is probably my very favorite thing in the entire world. I make it every year around the holidays, and this one has me thinking it’s time to change up the normal recipe! Such a great idea Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      You and I alike, Ari – I love my puppy chow too!!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted November 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ohmigosh Sally. I’m in luuuuuuurve. Muddy Puddies + Peppermint OMG.

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    Laura Dembowskiposted November 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I have been working on my own version of peppermint puppy chow. I feel like we’re always on the same wavelength, Sally! Totally agree about Target too. I buy candy and soap and spend a ton of money. But candy and soap are life essentials so it’s okay, right? ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      I am my own worst enemy when I shop at Target lol! Thanks Laura!

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    The Witch's Kitchenposted November 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Cameron just mentioned the other day that I need to make puppy chow. Now I know which one to make!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Let me know how it turns out!! Love this stuff!

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    Reeniposted November 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    This is like white chocolate peppermint bark (one of my favorite xmas treats) made 100x better Sally! I’m in LOVE! Can’t wait to make this for my nephews stocking stuffers.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      I LOVE peppermint bark too Reeni. Love love love. Of course you would love it too, we like all the same things it seems like! Perfect stocking stuffers – you are a sweet aunt :)

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted November 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    What a wonderful start to the Christmas season! I am imagining bringing this “chow” to my coworkers at the office…and it disappearing in like two minutes flat. Such a crowd pleaser, I bet!!! :-D These “nutty cracker delights” are a fav treat of mine to make for friends/family this time of year. Highly addictive! http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/2009/12/nutty-cracker-delights.html

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      nutty cracker delights – they sound amazing! thank you for the helpful link Colleen!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted November 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Sally, yum. Is there really anything left to say???

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted November 26, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I always spend a huge fortune at Target, and I only buy like 3 things!

    And this puppy chow is amazing! It’s definitely getting my in the spirit of Christmas!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 26th, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Target gets me every time. :( I love it and hate it at the same time!

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    Jessposted November 26, 2012 at 4:00 am

    It’s decided, I will be making this over the weekend. Puppy chow is an all time favorite, but this is such a great way to tweak it! Target is so bizarre isn’t it? Everything seems so cheap on the shelves, and yet I can never escape that place without dropping $100. They SO know what they’re doing in there.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 26th, 2012 at 5:31 am

      puppy chow is one of my faves too Jess! How does Target do it??? They are geniuses! Glad you agree with me!

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    Emiliaposted November 26, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Brilliant idea for a more festive puppy chow (I’ve also heard it called reindeer chow, though this version could even be snowman chow)! I have a friend who I am convinced would love puppy chow, but can’t eat nuts and this would be perfect for him. Definitely making it for gifts this holiday season :)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 26th, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Hi Emilia! Thank you – and I love the reindeer/snowman chow name! So clever, I’m going to call it that now when I make it again!

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    Jen @ Savory Simpleposted November 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

    This is SO perfect for the holidays!

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    Mercedesposted November 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Leave it to you to come up with a perfectly festive and delicious version of puppy chow!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted November 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    First, puppy chow is the cutest name of any baked good. It makes my puppy fever even worse.

    And this?! Ugh. I’ve never tried puppy chow and I desperately want to. Dear Chex, please export your stuff to Germany! This looks amazing. Such a great combination of flavors!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 27th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      I wish I could instruct Chex to send you some! I’m glad you checked out and like this recipe regardless Erin :) You are the best.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted November 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I saw this at Target and totally thought of you:-) Somehow I just knew you would come up with an uber fab at home version. This looks so delicious…and dangerous:-) I’m not sure I would be able to stop eating this if I had it in my hands!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 27th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      it’s purely addicting Jocelyn. And i’ve never actually tried the store bought kind before!

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    Anndyposted November 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    How do you bake/make homade Chex mix? Besides, that puppy chow looks amazing… simply divine!

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    Jenposted November 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I say the same thing about Target each time I leave that place! I can’t leave there empty handed. I was very close to buying a bag of the Chex Mix today but will definitely try to make it at home instead now.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 28th, 2012 at 5:28 am

      I think it’s in a Target air – or they are just marketing geniuses. ;) Let me know how it goes if/when you make is Jen!

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    Talithaposted November 30, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Wow! Saw this recipe at work, bought the supplies on the way home and just finished making them! I am beyond hooked! Soooo good and easy! Dont if they will last to the weekend lol.

    On a side note I do agree about target! I cant leave w just one thing. They must put something in the air…or so I tell myself :c)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 30th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Hey Talitha! – aren’t you just in love with this chow? I still can’t believe how easy it is to make and I’m glad you made it too! I can hardly contain myself in Target. It’s an addiction. :)

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    amy @ fearless homemakerposted December 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I told ya I’d be back to comment! =) I absolutely adore peppermint, especially this time of the year, so this looks just amazing to me. Wish I had a bowl in front of me right now – I could use an afternoon sweet pick-me-up.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 3rd, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      you’re so sweet Amy and sorry about that earlier – my site has been a little funky the past week with a server upgrade!

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    Kathyposted December 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I made this and put it in a festive cloth bag for a work gift exchange. The puppy chow was passed around and people wanted the recipe. Plan to make lots this December!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how much you and your coworkers liked this recipe! That means a lot! I plan to make it a lot more this holiday season as well. :)

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    Carolineposted December 5, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Hi Sally! How long do you let your puppy chow mix cool BEFORE covering in powedered sugar? I find that my powdered sugar always melts….but if I wait too long, it doesn’t stick. Any tips?

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Hi Caroline! I do not let the puppy chow cool – I immediately shake it up in a large baggie with the powdered sugar. I’ve never had a problem doing so. Perhaps try waiting about 5 minutes? That may help. Thank you!

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    Carleyposted December 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I made this just the other night as little Christmas gifts for some girls I lead a Bible study for! They loved it and a few have already asked for the recipe! I love the peppermint spin on the puppy chow; next time I might even try adding some peppermint extract to the white chocolate! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 6th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      peppermint extract to the white chocoalte – love that idea! I’ll try that next time. Thank you for writing in and reporting back – that means a lot! I’m glad you and the bible study gals enjoyed it :)

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    Meganposted December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Yum. My idea was to do this with melted peppermint kisses

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    • Sallyreplied on December 6th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      That sounds great! Those are my favorite variety of Hershey’s Kisses. Wish they were available year round.

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    carsonposted December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    How may cals are in this do you think??

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    • Sallyreplied on December 6th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Carson. My blog is not focused on calories or nutrition stats in food, so I do not post them. You are more than nwelcome to plug the recipe’s ingredients into a calorie counter and divide by however many servings you make.

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    Lisaposted December 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I made these over the weekend and they tasted so good! My only question – how did you get the peppermint to show up so nicely? When I shook everything up in the powdered sugar, it coated the peppermint, so the mix just looked white. Not as pretty as your pictures. Thanks for any tips!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Hi Lisa! So glad you like this puppy chow – I’m not sure how my candy canes showed up and yours didn’t. Try adding them after you coat the chow with powdered sugar next time or maybe use less sugar in your case. They may not stick as well though!

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    Lisaposted December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for the tip, I will try that next time! By the way, I liked these so much I started following you on Pinterest. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Thanks Lisa! Glad to hear that!

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    Jessicaposted December 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I feel like this needs a more festive name…like Reindeer Chow! I hope you don’t mind if I call it that. :) I plan on making some for my sister-in-law’s Christmas party this coming weekend. Can’t wait to try it. It looks soooo delicious!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Jessica! I thought the peppermint crunch was pretty festive but reindeer chow is adorable! Love that. This recipe is a huge hit at parties – people can NEVER stop munching on it! Handful after handful…

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    Celinaposted December 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I made something similar! Instead of using white chocolate I melted Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses! I also prefer Crispix to Chex, but that part doesn’t really matter. It turned out great and I am now the designated dessert maker in the family!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2012 at 6:39 am

      Celina, I love that idea! Those candy cane kisses are one of my favorite kiss flavors. I should try crispix sometime, I love that cereal alone with milk in the morning so why not try it in this dessert mix? I am the dessert maker in the family as well! (obviously!)

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    Katyposted December 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    It isn’t Christmas at our house until the Cream Wafers are made. I told my Husband I wasn’t going to start making them until his Mother was dead. :) Because they are a pain. But happy to say Grandma Ginny still alive and kick’n!!!! But I have broken down and started to bake them 3 years ago. A to die for cookie that we make once a year.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 21st, 2012 at 6:16 am

      Homemade Cream Wafers sound wonderful! I have recipes I only make once per year as well – makes them much more special that way.

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    Juliaposted November 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Sally! I just made a batch of these a couple hours ago and they were gone within an hour! My mom even told me not to make them for our family again because she’s trying to be healthy and she’ll be too tempted to eat all of them! Thanks for another great recipe that was a hit!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 12th, 2013 at 5:50 am

      LOVE this stuff! It is always a hit with my family too. And yes, it’s very very addicting/tempting!

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    Raquelposted November 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Oh wow, I see this is last year’s recipe but it so needs to become this year’s reality!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 16th, 2013 at 10:51 am

      YES! I can’t wait to make it again this year.

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    Tinaposted November 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Do you have any tips for crushing the candy canes? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 24th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Put them in a large ziplock bag and bang on them with something hard. I use a hammer. It’s loud and annoying, but it does the job!

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      • Tinareplied on November 24th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        Thanks!

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    Marieposted December 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I made this last year around the holidays. It must have left quite an impression because my 13 year old son just requested I make this for his class Christmas party next week! Super Tasty!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 2nd, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      This stuff is too good to forget each year, that’s for sure. Thanks Marie! I know everyone will love it.

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    Jillposted December 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Hi Sally! love your blog and thanks for all the great recipes…:) just made this and put the candy canes in the blender..Worked great! some was quite powdery, so I don’t think I need the powdered sugar..Very yummy as is…Is there something it does? Thanks!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Hi Jill! The powdered sugar does what your candy cane “powder” did. It coats the chocolate covered cereal. Usually I just crush the candy canes into pieces, so they aren’t necessarily in powder form. That’s why I use powdered sugar.

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    Emilyposted December 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    This looks sooooo yummy and I can’t wait to make it!! Any idea how many candy canes are needed to get 1 cup of crushed candy canes?

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    • Sallyreplied on December 9th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      I think it’s about 12. Enjoy Emily!

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    Kimposted December 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Yummy…going to try this, although I’m not a huge fan of peppermint, so I think I will try it with red hits or cinnamon candy canes! Thanks for the idea!

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    • Kimreplied on December 10th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Sorry…red hots (not red hits)!

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      • Sallyreplied on December 10th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        Oh it would be SO GOOD with red hots. I love those! I actually need to try it now. Thanks Kim!

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    Britposted December 16, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Hey Sally! Did you ever try this with dark chocolate instead of white chocolate? I’m thinking about making it with dark chocolate to give as gifts for co-workers, and I’m curious to know how it turned out!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Hey Brit! Wow, dark chocolate would be perfection! I’ve never tried it. If you try it before I do – let me know how you like it. Though… obviously… it will be delicious. Use 10 ounces of it.

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    Morica Reinschposted December 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I loved the new look of your website and I’m so excited that you have a book coming out!! Cannot wait to make this tomorrow!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you so much Morica!

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    Amandaposted December 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I will be making this for the first time ever this weekend and I’m super excited! I have never made Chex mix/puppy chow before, but I will be packaging a cup or so of this for each of my coworkers (there’s 18 of them!!!) for their Christmas gifts. I’m afraid that the chocolate will cause the cereal to come out in large clumps, but I love how in your picture they look like individual squares. Do you ever have an issue with the squares sticking to each other? By the way, I made six dozen of your Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies for Thanksgiving and every single one of them disappeared!! You are amazing!

    Thank you (:

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    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Hey Amanda! This puppy chow is a great holiday recipe to make for coworkers – I made them for my old coworkers last year. The purpose of the powdered sugar is to break up the huge chunks of the melted chocolate and the squares. It prevents it all from sticking together too much.

      The chewy chocolate chunk cookies are always a hit! So happy they were enjoyed.

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    Lauraposted January 1, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Hi Sally,
    Just wondering, around how many cups of cereal are in a box?
    Thanks!

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    Julieposted January 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Looks delicious! Similar recipe with popcorn:
    3bags unbuttered microwave popcorn (or homemade popcorn same approximate amount)
    2 bags of Wilton candy cane melts.
    Melt the chocolate 1 minute,mix til smooth.
    (For those of us who like extra crunch, crush a candy cane or two before melting the chocolate.)
    Mix together popcorn & chocolate,then add candy cane. Pour onto wax paper to harden, store in airtight container!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 12th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      That sounds amazing. I have to try it around the holidays Julie! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Michelle @ Modern Acupunctureposted December 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Just made this and it’s A-MAY-ZING! Thank you so much for this recipe :) Can’t wait to take it to the coworkers tomorrow. They will absolutely love it. Planning to try your cupcake puppy chow soon!

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    Debposted December 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Please be clear! These treats are NOT for dogs!!! I saw the title and thought it was homemade dog treats. There should be a comment SOMEWHERE in the text saying “not for dogs”. I didn’t find it there. No way would I feed these things to my dog…it might kill them and for sure would make them sick.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 14th, 2014 at 10:20 am

      I would never feed this amount of sugar or chocolate to my dog and I make sure to note “not dog food” in all my puppy chow/muddy buddy recipes. Thanks Deb!

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