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3- Ingredient Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe

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Are you looking for a simple and easy dessert? This Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe is one of the best!

Make sure to check out my Super Simple & Delicious Puppy Chow Recipes for even more simple desserts and ideas. There are so many ways to make this sweet treat that you’ll never get tired of eating it.

I love this sweet treat because it feeds my tummy easily and is so easy to grab and go as I’m walking around the house!

This just might be the easiest puppy chow recipe that you ever make. No baking, no long length of time, and just three ingredients…count me in!

Using just three easy ingredients, you’ll be chowing down on this dessert snack mix in no time at all!

Be sure to check out the rest of my peppermint recipes!

Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe

Since you’ll be using your microwave to melt the peppermint bark, make sure that you’re paying attention so that you don’t burn it.

Just stir in between each interval and you should be just fine!

My boys love when puppy chow is on the radar because it’s a dessert that is ready in no time at all!

This allows them to grab handfuls each time they pass through the kitchen which just might be one of the reasons that it disappears so quickly!

How do you store puppy chow?

You gotta keep this dessert airtight! Store it in a sealable bag or an airtight container with a lid. You don’t have to keep it in the fridge, so storing it on the counter is just fine.

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Best Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Holiday Snack, you’ll need to start planning out even more great treats and sweets! Use this list for some great recipe ideas that I think you’ll really enjoy. Some of my favorites are listed below!

Fill your tummy with this delicious and easy Halloween Puppy Chow Recipe.

The kids really love when I whip up this Delicious Apples and Cinnamon Puppy Chow Recipe!

White Chocolate Puppy Chow is always a good dessert to have on hand!

Treat yourself with your super simple Fall Chex Mix.

Love pumpkin? This Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix is a must!

Check out the fun flavor of this Perfectly Sweet Cotton Candy Puppy Chow Recipe.

I think that you’ll be making this Delicious Banana Cream Puppy Chow over and over again.

Can you use other flavors of chocolate bark?

Sure! I like the peppermint flavoring because I’m a fan of mint but you can easily swap it out for other types. This is a quick and easy way to change up the flavor for a “new” recipe fast!

Why is puppy chow dessert called puppy chow?

Puppy chow dessert, also known as Monkey Munch, is an American snack that has been a favorite for generations.

Though the origins of its name remain unclear, various popular theories attribute it to the fact that the colorful Corn Chex mix resembles puppy food.

Nonetheless, people have enjoyed Puppy Chow dessert since its invention many years ago and continue to enjoy it today as a delicious treat.

How do you store puppy chow dessert?

After the preparation of the puppy chow dessert, it is important to make sure that it is stored properly in order to maintain its freshness and flavor.

The best way to store this dessert is to place it in an airtight container and refrigerate it. Keep the container away from direct sunlight and also make sure not to overcrowd the storage container as this could decrease quality.

If done correctly, puppy chow dessert can stay fresh for up to a week, allowing you to enjoy its scrumptious taste anytime. It is, therefore, essential that storage instructions are followed carefully in order to achieve optimum results.

What are the most popular ingredients added to puppy chow desserts?

Puppy chow dessert is a delightful snack that has become increasingly popular recently. This sweet concoction often consists of a base of Chex cereal combined with chocolate chips, peanut butter, and/or Nutella for indulgent sweetness.

The crunchy texture of the cereal provides an interesting counterpoint to the softness of the chocolate.

Many recipes also call for marshmallows or mini pretzels as an added salty element to bring out all of these flavors together.

Regardless of your personal preference, puppy chow dessert can be customized to suit any craving.

How do I gift homemade puppy chow to others?

Gifting homemade puppy chow to others can be a thoughtful gesture that recipients will surely appreciate.

The process of gifting the puppy chow involves making it in advance and then packaging it for transport or gifting.

Homemade puppy chow can either be pre-portioned into individual servings or packaged as one large batch. To package puppy chow for gifting, ensure that all ingredients are properly sealed in an airtight container and then place the container inside a decorative gift bag or box.

Attaching a personalized note is always a nice touch that lets your recipient know how much you care.

With a bit of preparation and thoughtfulness, anyone can easily give the gift of homemade puppy chow this holiday season.

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3- Ingredient Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe

3- Ingredient Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Just three simple ingredients is all you need for this easy puppy chow recipe!


  • 4 cups of rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup of Peppermint Bark
  • 1/2 cup of Powdered Icing Sugar


  1. Put the sugar into your bag and set it aside.
  2. Add the cereal into a mixing bowl and set it aside.
  3. Put the bark in a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 25 seconds. Stir and reheat until melted, stir after every 25 seconds.
  4. Once melted, pour the mixture over the top of the cereal and stir. Put the covered cereal into the bag with the sugar and close it and shake.
  5. Put the cereal onto the baking sheet after it's fully coated and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/6/2021

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