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Easy Caramel Puppy Chow Recipe

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I love this Caramel Puppy Chow recipe. It’s simple, easy but astoundingly good. There’s very few muddy buddy recipes I’d put over this easy caramel dessert recipe, it’s that good.

If you’re all in for all the muddy buddies you could ever enjoy, make certain to check out our giant list of Puppy Chow Recipes! So much crispy sweetness that you definitely have to try out.

this caramel coated chex cereal snack recipe is ready to serve in no time

There’s just something about this salted caramel puppy chow that makes me want more more more! I love muddy buddies, but this combination is something unexpectedly tasty.

And it’s really nothing more than pouring caramel over cereal and mixing it together, followed by dusting with powdered sugar. So. Easy. Be sure to check out these 12+ Puppy Chow Recipes you can’t miss.

Tips for Making Caramel Muddy Buddies:

No need for chocolate chips with this fun salted caramel muddy buddies recipe. Just melted caramel, cereal and powdered sugar are what you’re going to need.

Make sure you can put the cereal into a large bowl. You need to pour the completely melted caramel over the Chex cereal and stir it well, so the bowl needs to be big.

Specialty Ingredients for this Caramel Muddy Buddy Recipe:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Caramel 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:

Main Dish: Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner (includes veggies!)

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Orange Lemonade

melted caramels combine with crunchy chex cereal for a sweet snack that your guests are sure to love

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Caramel Puppy Chow Recipe, you’re going to realize just how perfect the combination of caramel and Chex is. I mean, seriously, it’s just greatness in a crunch. So, to prepare you for more of that awesome crunch, and make up for the fact that you’re going to run out pretty quick, I pulled together some more amazing puppy chow recipes you’re going to love.

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More Caramel Recipes:

If you’re just here for the caramel, I’m here for you. It’s like the yummiest thing you an add to any recipe and make it taste just like a candy bar. I love it. So, I pulled together some of my favorite caramel recipes that you can make anytime the craving strikes!

your kids will love eating and helping to make this caramel muddy buddies recipe

Caramel Puppy Chow Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

I love this Caramel Puppy Chow recipe. It's simple, easy but astoundingly good. There's very few muddy buddy recipes I'd put over this one, it's that good.


  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sundae caramel topping
  • 4-5 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup powdered icing sugar


  1. Put a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the caramel for 35 seconds. Stir and reheat until the caramel is melted.
  3. To loosen the caramel, add caramel sundae topping.
  4. Pour over the Chex cereal and stir to coat completely.
  5. Dump the cereal and powdered sugar into a zipper-top bag.
  6. Close bag and shake until the cereal is coated in sugar.
  7. Empty the bag onto the baking sheet.
  8. Allow cereal to dry for an hour before enjoying!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

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