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Birthday Cake Puppy Chow

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This Birthday Cake Puppy Chow is the perfect sweet treat! If you’re a fan of muddy buddy recipes, this is one that you’re not going to want to miss! The combination of the cake mix and powdered sugar really sets this recipe over the top. This is one of my favorite puppy chow recipes.

This is literally the perfect recipe for a birthday party or other fun celebration! Just melt the white candy melts on the Chex cereal to get started on this simple and tasty dessert! So delicious and easy to make.

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There’s no denying that everyone who takes a bit of this sweet dessert is going to instantly want more. The vanilla candy coating is addictive, in a good way!

Birthday Cake Puppy Chow

The great thing about making puppy chow is that it’s a fast and simple process. The hardest part is restricting yourself so that you don’t eat all the rice Chex cereal that you’re going to be pouring out the gallon sized bag.

My boys eat a ton – like a lot, y’all. And I always know that when I need a snack and I need it fast, this simple recipe is one that they’ll love to eat over and over again. They’re big fans of anything coated in chocolate and sugar!

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How do you store puppy chow?

To make certain that it keeps its crunch, you’re going to want to store this in an airtight container or bag.

You also don’t have to worry about storing this in the fridge so as long as you can find a way to keep the air out, you should be good to go.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cake Mix Puppy Chow Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Worried that meal planning might be a bit too difficult? Don’t be! I can promise you that it’s one of the easiest things that I’ve ever done. I LOVE being able to meal plan and know what I’m going to whip up for dinner. As you can see, it’s a pretty simple and easy process.

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Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Birthday Cake Muddy Buddies Recipe, you’re going to want to try even more tasty recipe options! You can literally find just about any flavor of puppy chow out there so I’ve gathered up some of my favorites to share with you!

The flavor and taste of this Super Sweet Rainbow Puppy Chow Recipe is so good!

You’re going to love this Easily Addictive Churro Puppy Chow Recipe!

Try and stop yourself from eating this Chocolate Mint Puppy Chow recipe.

Whip up a batch of this Fall Chex Mix!

This Unicorn Muddy Biddy recipe is perfect for Unicorn fans.

I love this Crazy Yummy Saint Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow Recipe!

The kids are going to want more of this Crazy Good Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe.

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What else can you add to puppy chow?

It’s really up to you. Some people add in white chocolate chips, almond extract, or even some bits and pieces of other candy as well.

You can play with the taste and flavor all you want of this simple muddy buddy treat.

More Cake Mix Recipes:

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Birthday Cake Puppy Chow

This Birthday Cake Puppy Chow is such a wonderful flavor!


  • 8 cups Rice Chex
  • 12 ounces of White Candy Melts
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup birthday sprinkles to add to the mix
  • 1 tsp sprinkles for the top
  • brown bag


Measure out the cereal and put it into a large bowl. Set aside.

Pour the powdered sugar inside the plastic bag along with the cake mix ad 1/2 cup of the sprinkles.

Melt white candy melts according to the directions on the bag.

Once melted, pour over the cereal and fold in.

Once coated, add the cereal to the plastic bag and shake.

Pour out on a baking pan and let harden. Add birthday sprinkles on top. Enjoy.

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