An easy recipe for peppermint crunch puppy chow, also called Muddy Buddies. Using candy cane Hershey’s kisses and rice Chex cereal.

Candy Cane Puppy Chow Recipe (also known as muddy buddies or Trash).  Great Christmas idea!

Who doesn’t love a good puppy chow? (AKA “Muddy Buddies” or “trash”, whatever you might call it).  NO, this is not food you feed to your pet (because I know someone will ask….they always do) 🙂  I made a pumpkin spice version of this back in October for Halloween with pumpkin spice Hershey’s kisses.  When I saw these fun candy cane striped Kisses, I knew I had to make a Christmas version of puppy chow.

This is such a simple and fun recipe and would be a great addition to any family or friends gathering for the holidays.  My husband doesn’t even care for peppermint and he still thought this was great!  I also am famous for saying that all peppermint desserts make me feel like I’m eating toothpaste.  I make an exception for this puppy chow because it is too good to turn down!

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Candy Cane Puppy Chow Recipe (also known as muddy buddies or Trash).  Great Christmas idea!

Candy Cane Puppy Chow
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Serves: 6 cups
 
An easy recipe for peppermint crunch puppy chow, also called Muddy Buddies. Using candy cane Hershey's kisses and rice Chex cereal.
Ingredients
  • 6 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses
  • 1 and ½ cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a gallon size freezer bag, pour in the powdered sugar. Set aside. Pour the rice chex into a large bowl.
  2. In a double boiler (can also use microwave), melt the Hershey's kisses until smooth and creamy. If the mixture seems too thick, you can add the shortening to thin it out a little (I did this).
  3. Pour the melted kisses over the chex cereal in the bowl and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Stir carefully as not to break the chex Add the cereal to the bag with the powdered sugar and shake until all of the rice chex are evenly coated.
  5. Put some candy canes around the bowl when serving, for decoration.