Candy Cane Puppy Chow
An easy recipe for peppermint crunch puppy chow, also called Muddy Buddies. Using candy cane Hershey’s kisses and rice Chex cereal.
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!
- 6 cups rice Chex cereal
- 1 Tbsp shortening
- 1 bag (10 ounces) Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses
- 1 and ½ cups powdered sugar
- In a gallon size freezer bag, pour in the powdered sugar. Set aside. Pour the rice chex into a large bowl.
- 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).
- Pour the melted kisses over the chex cereal in the bowl and stir until evenly coated.
- 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.
- Put some candy canes around the bowl when serving, for decoration.
Yay for puppy chow, the best snack ever! Your version looks delicious 🙂
Thank you, Jennifer!
Those candy cane kisses are dangerously addictive. I like the idea of using them for puppy chow, but I’d still be tempted to eat the whole batch!
They are really good!
Those are the best looking puppy chow I’ve ever seen. Happy Holidays!
Thanks, Monica!! Happy holidays to you, as well.
the perfect lil snack to set out for Christmas!!!
I love those Candy Cane kisses, aren’t they good?!! I have made 4 batches of puppy chow over the weekend but I really wish I had some of these to enjoy!
Yes they’re awesome!
Hmm, I have never heard of puppy chow. Or muddie buddies. Trash I am familiar with, but not this kind, haha. It looks super festive and yummy! 🙂
I need a great holiday snack so this seems perfect!
It’s so good!!
This looks super fun and festive, I looove it! ;–)
Thanks so much!
This is such a festive puppy chow! Love the candy cane idea Ashley! Delish! 🙂
This is so pretty with the candy can speckles! I love holiday treats like this.
Thanks so much Lisa !
Wow that sounds upper easy and has great holiday flavours and very addicting. Maybe it is just a problem with my internet here in China but your website is not fully displayed. I will try again later. Wishing you a super holiday. BAM
It’s not your internet. I am changing over to a dedicated server and my site isn’t fully functioning right now but it should be soon I hope! Thanks for the comment!
This looks so yummy and very festive !
This is so cute and holiday-y! Love the simple recipe, too.
Love any kind of puppy chow, but this peppermint version looks especially yummy!
Oh thank you!!
Of everything I baked/made this year, this was my all time favorite- and simplest ever. Hint: I discovered that after it has set, you can pour it into a colander over the sink and shake out the excess powdered sugar- still yummy. I used the microwave and didn’t need the shortening. Thank you!
Thank you so much for letting me know!im so glad you liked it!
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