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Amazingly Simple Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe

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Don’t miss out on this Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe! No matter if you call this puppy chow or muddy buddies, just make certain that you add it to your dessert menu! This delicious puppy chow recipe is so simple and fast, you can’t afford to pass it up!

Rice Chex mix and a few other simple ingredients make this a simple and easy snack to do! You’re going to love this recipe and want to make it all the time! When you can grab and eat it by the handful, it’s just so much fun!

this snack mix recipe comes together quickly for a delicious sweet treat

Since the main ingredient is Chex cereal, you can rest easy that this recipe is simple and easy to make. It just requires a few simple steps and you’ll be chowing down in no time at all.

Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe

Add the rice Chex cereal to a large bowl. Once you pour the cereal into a microwave-safe bowl it’s time to start mixing and gearing up to finish the recipe. There are so few steps to make this puppy chow recipe.

My boys really love how simple puppy chow is to make and it’s such a fast snack to whip up for them, too. They’ll even want to hop in and help to make it because it’s such a fun recipe to do!

funfetti cake mix puppy chow recipe

Why is puppy chow called puppy chow?

Even though it’s not a very glamorous story, puppy chow is called puppy chow because it resembles dog food. Unique, right? This fun fact literally made me laugh out loud!

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 Funfetti 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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Must Have Resources:

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Make it a Meal:

Do you think that meal planning is hard? You’re going to find out that it’s not hard at all. This simple example below is a great way to meal plan for the day or week. Why not give meal planning a try and see how simple it can truly be?!

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Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail

love this chex mix recipe

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Puppy Chow Recipe, you’re going to want to make more! I feel that so much and I went ahead and gathered up some of my favorite puppy chow recipes that you can easily make as well!

This Crazy Yummy Saint Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow Recipe is so much fun to make!

Have fun eating this Fast and Simple Cadbury Creme Egg Puppy Chow!

Check out this Banana Muddy Buddy recipe! So many fun flavors!

Check out this recipe for Pink Muddy Buddies!

Mermaid Muddy Buddies are so much fun to make!

Take a shot at this Super Sweet Rainbow Puppy Chow Recipe!

This Easily Addictive Churro Puppy Chow Recipe is one that you’re going to love!

this snack recipe is made with funfetti sprinkles and chex cereal

What are other names besides puppy chow?

People call puppy chow by many different names. Monkey munch, muddy buddies, and reindeer chow are all other good names that puppy chow is known by.

More Chex Mix Recipes:

easy funfetti muddy buddies recipe

Amazingly Simple Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe

Check out this puppy chow recipe!


  • 8 cups of rice Chex
  • 12-ounce of white candy melts
  • 3/4 cup of funfetti cake mix
  • 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup of bright sprinkles
  • 1 brown paper bag


Add the rice Chex to a bowl. Set aside.

Add the funfetti cake mix to the brown bag. Also add in the sprinkles and powdered sugar, too.

Put the candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to directions. Once melted pour over the cereal and fold in. Once coated, add to the brown paper bag and shake.

Pour out on a parchment-lined baking pan and let dry.

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

I love how you can make so many different versions of this recipe - and they are all good! Thanks for sharing another one to try out. #HomeMattersParty

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