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Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels

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The fun part about making this Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels is that you are using a cake mix! Easy directions with simple ingredients make a powerful and straightforward snack! Pretzel Snack Recipes are the best!

The best part about puppy chow recipes is that first bite and crunch – so addictive!

This muddy buddy recipe has not only Chex mix cereal, but pretzels added, too. That means double the crunch with every bite!

You can make this puppy chow snack any time you want, which is why I also love it.

We have made this for movie night, family night, family gatherings, and even parties – and it’s a hit every time we make it.

Just set out some cute bowls and let everyone dig in!

Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels

Even though this puppy chow recipe might have a few additional ingredients, it is made the same as most others.

Using cake mix gives the pretzels, and Chex mix a fun coating and taste – and I always get compliments on how different it is!

The next time you decide to make this, have the family join in on the fun. Making puppy chow recipes at home proves that families can work together successfully in the kitchen!

Why are muddy buddy recipes so addictive?

Muddy buddy recipes have become the go-to snack for any occasion, from movie nights to birthday parties.

The combination of sweet and salty with a satisfying crunch makes them hard to resist, as does their ease of preparation – mix, coat, and bake!

With so many varieties now available, you’re sure to find a recipe that suits your taste, giving you that classic comfort food feeling!

What’s more, these guilt-free treats are a great way to indulge without compromising health, providing lots of nutrition while indulging in decadent flavors.

All of these factors combined make muddy buddy recipes incredibly addictive!

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Once you make this Puppy Chow With Pretzels Recipe, keep going! There are so many delicious recipes you can change the flavor every time.

From festive to fun, you can easily make puppy chow a part of your weekly snacks.

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How do I keep puppy chow fresh?

Keeping muddy buddies fresh and delicious is as easy as storing them properly! One of the best ways to keep muddy buddies from going stale is to store them in an airtight container.

This helps to keep moisture out and preserves their crunchy texture. For a longer-term storage solution, you can freeze your muddy buddies for up to three months without sacrificing quality.

Ensure the container or bag is securely sealed so no moisture seeps in and destroys their flavor! Of course, nothing beats munching on a freshly made batch; but if you’re looking for a storage solution that’s sure to preserve their crunchiness, these simple tips will help keep your muddy buddies yummy long after they’ve been made!

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Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels

Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This simple Pretzel Puppy Chow Recipe is fast and easy - and made using a cake mix!


  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cup of pretzels
  • 2 ounces of White Candy Melts
  • 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup of Vanilla Cake mix
  • Sprinkles, any


  1. Mix the pretzels and the Rice Chex in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and cake mix into a sealable bag. Set aside.
  3. Melt the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl according to the package directions.
  4. Once melted, pour the smooth mixture over the cereal and pretzels. Fold gently until covered.
  5. Add 2 T of sprinkles and then pour the cereal into the bag with the sugar and cake mix.
  6. Shake to coat.
  7. Once coated, pour the mixture onto a wax-covered baking sheet. Let it dry - and then eat!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/31/2023

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