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Grinch Puppy Chow Recipe

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This Grinch Puppy Chow Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. It’s one of my favorite Christmas movies as well, which just adds to the overall fun! Everyone in our family watches the movie, eats a giant bowl of this tasty Chex mix recipe, and has no shame is rushing back to the kitchen to make more. This is just one of the many Grinchmas Ideas to have this holiday season.

This just might be one of our favorite family holiday traditions to do as well. There’s just something so delicious about this tasty Chex cereal and powdered sugar treat.

You’re going to love the simplicity of this delicious puppy chow recipe.

Grinch Puppy Chow

What makes this mix recipe so different is the coloring and heart sprinkles that are found in it. It’s a great way to honor your love for the Grinch by eating a snack that was named after him.

Grinch Puppy Chow Recipe

Mixing together the corn Chex, chocolate candies, and peanut butter is the biggest step in this whole recipe. Adding all the ingredients to a sealed bag and giving it a good shake is key as well. Other than that, there really isn’t a ton more steps to this simple holiday treat. (you might spend a few minutes stirring, too!)

And since we all have quite the sweet tooth in our house, this simple treat is always a hit. I love being able to grab a handful of this puppy chow recipe as I’m walking through the kitchen. It’s a simple way to get a sweet treat while I’m moving around the house.

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Why is it called puppy chow?

Well, like the name suggests, it resembles the chow of a puppy…LOL. But while it might not be overly appetizing to think about, I can assure you that it’s totally worth every bite.

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning isn’t hard as you can see from my simple sample menu below. You’ll be able to plan out your week of meals with little to no effort at all. The entire family will love knowing what you’re making up for dinner.

Main Dish: Easy Italian Hamburger Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Bacon and Broccoli Salad Recipe

Starch Side: Bacon Baked Beans

Refreshing Drink: 20+ Festive Holiday Mocktails You’ll Love

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this easy grinch Chex mix recipe, you’re going to be craving that sweet crunch and texture. It’s no wonder that people eat Puppy Chow by the handfuls, as well as Chex Mix, too. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite recipes that are similar to this one that I’m certain you’re going to love.

Pink Puppy Chow is perfect for a birthday celebration or even an adorable baby shower.

This Caramel Puppy Chow will have you loving every single bite.

This Halloween Puppy Chow is scary good!

While this is a little less sweet, this Fall Chex Mix is still delicious.

This Candy Corn Puppy Chow Recipe is one of my favorite fall treats!

Christmas Puppy Chow is a festive and fun treat that the whole family will love.

You’re going to be obsessed with this Cookie Butter Puppy Chow recipe!

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What are other names for Puppy Chow?

You might be surprised that people are talking about the same thing even when they’re not saying Puppy Chow. Muddy Buddy, Muddy Buddies, and monkey munch are all names for this tasty treat as well.

More Grinch Recipes:

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Grinch Puppy Chow

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

This Grinch Puppy Chow recipe is a simple way to use corn Chex, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and more!


  • 16 ounces of almond bark
  • ½ cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 9 cups of corn Chex mix
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • Red/green candy and heart sprinkles
  • Green food coloring


    Put the almond bark, peanut butter, and butter in a big bowl that is safe for the microwave. Heat on high for one minute then stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until melted.

Add in the green food coloring and stir.

Dump in the Chex cereal and stir.  

Put one cup each in two different gallon size bags. Add 1/3 of the mixture to the bag and shake to coat the powdered sugar.

Put the rest of the cereal on a large baking sheet. Pour the sugar-coated cereal over the top of the green cereal and then mix them all together.

Let the mixture rest for at least 30 minutes to set.

Add the red and green sprinkles.

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Rachel - A Southern Fairytale

Saturday 5th of December 2020

The grinch candies and theme are so cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing my Halloween Nutella Puppy Show recipe, too! Happy Holidays!

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