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Carrot Cake Puppy Chow Recipe

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Carrot Cake is a quintessential springtime Easter dessert and this Carrot Cake Puppy Chow will be your new favorite version of an old favorite. This simple, yet delicious recipe is easy to follow and great for kids to help make! When it comes to the best carrot cake recipes, this is one of them!

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If you love everything puppy chow (how can you not?!), I have you covered and have lots of delicious Puppy Chow Recipes here. I promise you’ll find one or two (maybe more) that you will love!

Buttttt, back to the current puppy chow recipe at hand this delicious and sweet Carrot Cake Puppy Chow! It combines melt in your mouth powdered sugar, sweet melted vanilla almond bark, crunchy Chex cereal, and store-bought carrot cake mix combine for a unique flavor, texture, and crunch that is perfect for spring.

How to make Carrot Cake Puppy Chow:

Luckily for us, this Muddy Buddies Carrot Cake Snack is easy to make, leaving you with more time to enjoy it! Having only a handful of ingredients, you may have most of the ingredients on hand.

I pre-measure all of my ingredients and even line my baking sheets with parchment paper. Being prepared makes this yummy recipe a breeze to follow!

I also like to melt the almond bark in 30-second increments, stirring occasionally until melted, so it melts evenly and doesn’t burn. There is nothing worse than burnt melted chocolate.

Once you finish this recipe, you’ll want to try even more easy puppy chow recipes!

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Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Carrot Cake flavored snack mix 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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Must Have Resources:

When making Carrot Cake Puppy Chow at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Make it a Meal:

Meal planning can be difficult sometimes. Being a parent, we have so much on our plates in today’s world, planning a delicious and healthy meal isn’t always on the top of our to-do lists. If you need some new meal ideas, check out some of my meal plans here.

For this Carrot Cake Puppy Chow Recipe, I pulled a few of my favorite recipes to enjoy!

Main Dish: BBQ Meatballs

Veggie: Asparagus Spirals

Refreshing Drink: S’mores Mocktail 

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Carrot Cake Puppy Chow Recipe the kids are going to love it so much that they are going to start asking for even more puppy chow and snack mix recipes.  Don’t fret! I have picked out the best puppy chow and snack mix recipes to try!

Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers. You will adore this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow! It’s a delicious combination of melted chocolate with Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups.

Fall may have come and gone but this Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow will have you reminiscing about crisp and cool autumn days.

This original Puppy Chow Recipe (AKA Muddie Buddies) from Lil’ Luna is the original recipe that started it all. Chocolate, Chex cereal, and powdered sugar all rolled into one.

Watching your weight? This Low Fat Puppy Chow Mix from Stockpiling Moms will curb your cravings without the extra fat.

This Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe from She Saved is perfect for spring. It contains sweet powdered sugar, melted white chocolate, and crisp bright lemon perfect for warm sunny days.

Craving fall? This Candy Corn Puppy Chow recipe is perfect for cool fall days.

Check out this Dozen Fall Chex Mix Recipes for even more delicious homemade puppy chow ideas!

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More Carrot Cake Recipes:

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Carrot Cake Puppy Chow

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Carrot Cake is a quintessential springtime Easter dessert and this Carrot Cake Puppy Chow will be your new favorite version of an old favorite.


  • 9 cups rice Chex
  • 16oz vanilla almond bark
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup carrot cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons orange sprinkles


  1. Pour Chex into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt almond bark according to package instructions and pour over the top of the Chex. Stir until all the cereal is coated.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and cake mix. Pour evenly into two gallon-size ziptop bags.
  4. Pour the coated cereal into the two bags and shake the bags to coat in powdered sugar and cake mix.
  5. Spread the mixture over a lined baking sheet and top with orange sprinkles.
  6. Allow the almond bark to cool and set before serving.

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