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Delicious Apples and Cinnamon Puppy Chow Recipe

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Apples and Cinnamon Puppy Chow Recipe is such a fun fall snack. The combination of powdered sugar and cinnamon Chex cereal will have you grabbing for just one more bite. The flavor reminds me of apple pie, and I’m always excited to eat that! Make certain to check out my other puppy chow recipes for even more sweet treats.

This simple sweet treat is a fast and easy way to get some delicious food in everyone’s tummies. It’s a fall favorite for our family for sure!

Once you make this fall snack recipe, it means that fall is officially here! The kids are pretty much obsessed with anything cinnamon so I know without a doubt that this recipe is going to be a huge hit.

Apples and Cinnamon Puppy Chow Recipe

Grab the ingredients listed below and have fun with this recipe. It’s really a lot of fun to make and a great way to treat your tastebuds without having to put in a ton of time and work.!

My boys always ask for puppy chow as a snack because they love to just run through the kitchen and grab a handful as they’re passing through. Nothing like walking and snacking at the same time!

Can I add in other ingredients to this puppy chow recipe?

You can if you’d like to! I’m pretty partial to the way it is but I also think that adding in some caramel bits could make a delicious caramel apple puppy chow recipe as well!

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Make it a Meal:

The time to start meal planning is here! There are so many great benefits to planning out meals. I love knowing what I’m going to be cooking during the week and the family loves knowing what they’re going to be eating as well.

Main Dish: Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Vegetable Side: Frozen Asparagus

Starch Side: Sweet Potato Recipes

Refreshing Drink: Blue Mocktail Recipes

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Fall Puppy Chow Recipe, your taste buds are going to crave even more! This is the perfect time to find even more yummy puppy chow ideas and make them all! This type of recipe is great for an after-school snack or a fun weekend treat.

The flavor of this Blue Puppy Chow recipe is awesome! It’s also great for birthday party and baby shower fun.

Don’t forget to make this Pink Puppy Chow for a girl baby shower as well!

This S’mores Puppy Chow Recipe is so flavorful and easy to make!

This Caramel Puppy Chow is sweet goodness!

For a less sweet treat, try this Fall Chex Mix recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow will give you all that fall flavor that you wait for every year.

The kids always love when I make this Funfetti Puppy Chow recipe because of the colors and flavor.

How do you keep puppy chow fresh?

Make certain to store your puppy chow in an airtight container or bag. This will keep it fresh and delicious and it will continue to have the crunch that we all love and crave.

How do you keep puppy chow from getting soggy?

Puppy chow, a popular snack made with Chex cereal, chocolate, and powdered sugar, is a delicious treat that’s perfect for any occasion. However, the last thing you want is for this delightful snack to become a soggy mess.

To avoid this, it’s important to store puppy chow in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place.

Additionally, opting for a higher-quality cereal can help maintain its crunchiness.

Lastly, refrain from adding wet ingredients or refrigerating the snack, as both can lead to fogginess.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your puppy chow without worrying about it losing its texture.

What is muddy buddies puppy chow called?

Muddy Buddies Puppy Chow may seem like a mystery, but it actually goes by a few different names. The most common name for this beloved snack is “Puppy Chow,” but it’s also been known to be called “Monkey Munch,” “Reindeer Chow,” and “Muddy Buddies.”

Adding to the confusion, different regions may have their own unique names for this tasty treat.

Nevertheless, no matter what you call it, the ingredients are always the same: Chex cereal coated in a mixture of chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar, resulting in a deliciously sweet and crunchy snack that’s hard to resist.

What’s the difference between puppy chow and Muddy Buddies?

If you’re a fan of sweet and salty treats, then you’ve probably come across both puppy chow and Muddy Buddies. While they may look and taste similar, there are some differences between the two.

Puppy chow typically uses Chex cereal coated in a mixture of melted chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Muddy Buddies, on the other hand, use the same Chex cereal and chocolate mixture, but with the addition of butter and vanilla extract for a richer flavor.

Additionally, Muddy Buddies are often coated in a layer of cocoa powder or a flavored coating, whereas puppy chow sticks to the classic powdered sugar coating.

No matter which one you prefer, both are delicious treats that you’ll want to binge on all day long.

Why did my Muddy Buddies get soggy?

If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of your Muddy Buddies turning out soggy, you’re not alone. The reason this happens is due to the natural moisture content of the ingredients used.

Muddy Buddies are typically made with crispy rice cereal and coated in a mixture of melted chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.

While this makes for a delicious snack, the powder coating can absorb moisture over time, especially in humid environments.

To avoid sogginess, it’s best to store Muddy Buddies in an airtight container in a cool and dry place.

You can also consider adding a layer of wax paper or parchment paper between layers to absorb any excess moisture.

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Delicious Apples and Cinnamon Puppy Chow Recipe

Delicious Apples and Cinnamon Puppy Chow Recipe

This is such a simple fall puppy chow recipe!


  • 6 cups Cinnamon Rice Chex
  • 12 ounces of White Candy Melts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crumbles Apple Cinnamon Chips
  • 2 gallon zip lock baggie


Add the cereal to a large bowl and set aside.

Put the powdered sugar and apple chips into a bag and set aside.

Add the candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and melt per the directions on the bag.

Once melted pour it over the cereal and fold.

After the cereal is coated well, add the mixture to the storage bag and shake to coat.

Pour the mixture on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.

Add more apple chips on top if you want. Enjoy!

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