Candy Cane Puppy Chow

This easy and delicious Candy Cane Puppy Chow is perfect for Holiday entertaining!

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It takes only 10 minutes to make this candy cane puppy chow and it’s perfect for Holiday entertaining!

Candy Cane Muddy Chow

Christmas is this Friday! Eeeks, how did that happen? I just keep telling myself everyday that 2015 is almost over, it’s really hard to believe! This year went by in a blink of an eye. I still remember that we thought of buying a house in February this year and then next 3 month were completely crazy with the whole house hunting thing. And then the next months just flew by with all the shifting, packing, unpacking, buying tons of stuff for the house etc. Anyway I guess I should accept the fact that 2015 is over and start making plans for new year. So what are you guys doing for New Years? I don’t really have any plans, would just be relaxing at home. That’s my idea of celebrating new year, how boring I  know!

But if you aren’t boring like me and planning a holiday or new years party then I have got the perfect snack recipe for you today. This candy cane puppy chow is just what you need for Holiday entertaining. And the best part? You only need 3 ingredients to make these, yes only 3! I love easy recipes with minimal ingredients especially when there’s so much to do around the holidays. Agree?

Candy Cane Puppy Chow

To make this you only need to melt the chocolate and add it to the chex cereal. I prefer using candy melts or melting chocolate rather than chocolate chips here. The chocolate chips aren’t meant for melting so they don’t always melt well. You can use any melting chocolate here, I personally love the Ghirardelli Melting Wafers and you can find them at any grocery store.

I did not roll the cereal into powdered sugar since I wanted my candy cane puppy chow to look brown and not white in color. But you can surely do it as a last step. I have to say that this stuff is pretty addictive. I just couldn’t stop snacking on it! You can serve it at your Holiday parties or also give as gifts to your friends!

Candy Cane Puppy Chow Recipe

* You can use white chocolate in place of milk chocolate, it would be equally delicious!

Recipe adapted from here.

Candy Cane Puppy Chow

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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
This easy and delicious Candy Cane Puppy Chow is perfect for Holiday entertaining!


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  • Pour chex cereal into a large bowl.
  • Melt candy melts in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds or melt it over stop top on medium low heat. The chocolate should melt completely and be smooth.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and fold till all the cereal is well coated with chocolate.
  • Transfer the chocolate covered cereal into a zip lock bag and add crushed candy canes to it.
  • Close the bag and shake till candy cane coats the cereal.
  • Remove from bag and transfer the muddy chow to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Let it dry completely and then enjoy!


Calories: 610kcal, Carbohydrates: 112g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Sodium: 362mg, Potassium: 393mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 56g, Vitamin A: 660IU, Vitamin C: 7.9mg, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 20.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Appetizer, Sweet
Cuisine: World
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  1. Perfect time and oh yes….time has flown a bit too fast.
    I love that mix Manali, so lovely just like all your dishes.
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas my friend.xx

  2. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by!!! So fast! This puppy chow looks delicious Manali, and I love the mint and chocolate combo. It’s the best!

  3. Where in tarnation does the time go?!?! I would love to pass the time with some of this puppy chow!

  4. Your cookies and sweet stuff is driving me nuts! Everything looks soo good Manali. Love this! Happy Holidays babe… <3

  5. This looks like a fun snack! I like to have a lot of different snacks available during the holidays. Everyone seems to be extra hungry this time of year!

  6. It’s insane how fast time flys. I feel like I didn’t get nearly enough accomplished this year and it’s almost over. This puppy chow is a great way to send out the year though. Love the festive candy cane flavor!

  7. I’m with ya, Manali…where did 2015 go? I feel like we were just sitting down to watch Christmas movies…in 2014. But here we are again. Speaking of movies, I think a batch of this puppy chow would go great with a classic Christmas movie marathon! 🙂

  8. I am totally addicted to puppy chow, and I hardly ever make it because I end up eating the entire batch! But this candy cane version is just calling my name. What a fun and festive treat, Manali!

  9. II can’t believe that it is Christmas this Friday – I just have no idea where this year has gone. But, I am really excited and I can’t wait to be eating sugary treats like this 🙂

  10. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that time passes entirely too quickly, which explains Christmas on Friday. It’s all going so fast! I will contemplate life and eat this puppy chow to slow things down. It’s so pretty!