Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peppermint Bark Cookies n' Cream Puppy Chow

Another great recipe that doubles as a tasty gift is puppy chow! Side note: is "puppy chow" a regional word? I always just called this stuff "muddy buddy" or "sweet chex mix" haha. The first time I saw a blogger post a "puppy chow" recipe I seriously thought they were making their own dog food. Then I saw chocolate as an ingredient and was SUPER confused.

Turns out, puppy chow is a thing. A very, very delicious thing. I wouldn't feed it to your dog, but definitely to your human.

The candy canes are seasonal of course but I'm sure you could make this all year round by using peppermints. Or just making cookies and cream puppy chow! I gave this as gifts to friends in mason jars--I've decided Mason Jars are The Most Useful Thing in the Universe. You really can do so much with them, and they make lovely gifting vehicles.

Merry Christmas Eve to all, and a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, tomorrow!

Peppermint Bark Cookie Puppy Chow

  • 5 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 6 Oreos, crushed (I used HEB brand peppermint cookie sandwiches, basically peppermint Oreos)
  • 3 candy canes, crushed
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, combine Chex and chocolate. Fold the chocolate in gently, using a little more or less melted chocolate until the cereal is well coated and sticky.

Fold in the Oreos and candy canes. Slowly pour in the sugar, mixing constantly, until cereal is well coated and no longer sticky. You may need more or less sugar.

Turn out onto a lined cookie sheet (with a silpat or wax paper) and let dry, 30 minutes. Break apart any large pieces and store in an airtight bag.


  1. Too funny--my family actually made muddy buddies yesterday! (And I agree--I never heard the name "puppy chow" until I started reading food blogs. Must be a regional thing!) I hadn't had it in ages but it was soooo good--I wish I'd seen this recipe earlier! Next time I'll make this version for sure!

  2. yeah idk, I grew up calling it puppy chow but they're apparently known by a few names. Whatever you call it, I looove it! This version def. looks super delish!

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