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Crazy Good Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe

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Do you love new sweet treats? Get ready to grab handfuls of this Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe. It’s loaded with sweet flavors and really does taste like red velvet cake. It’s one of my favorite ways to make puppy chow recipes, and I can assure you that I’ve tried them all!

This recipe is crazy simple because the main ingredients just so happen to be boxed red velvet cake mix. Talk about easy, right? Making these red velvet muddy buddies are a delicious way to make a tasty treat for your family and friends. It’s also a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!

red velvet muddy buddies

The great thing about this Chex cereal treat is that everyone tends to like it. Even though it’s all about combining a few simple ingredients into a bowl and mixing it around, there’s just something perfect that happens. It’s unlike any dessert out there, and it stands out for a reason.

Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe

The main thing to keep in mind when you’re making this muddy buddy recipe is that you want the cake mix and powdered sugar to mix well together in the plastic bag. Some people say it reminds them a bit of cake batter, but for me, that’s all part of the flavor. It really is one of my favorite dessert recipes.

My boys are no strangers to puppy chow over the years but this one is one of their favorites. They’ll still ask for me to make this and literally be licking the bowl clean when it’s gone.

pink and red puppy chow for valentines day

How do you store leftover puppy chow?

All you have to do is store it in a sealable container or bag and keep the air from getting to it. This will keep it as fresh and flavorful for as long as possible.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Red Velvet Muddy Buddy 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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Make it a Meal:

If you’re looking for a reason to start meal planning, the time is now! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love sitting down and knowing that I have my meals already planned out for the day and the week. Such a stress reliever.

Main Dish: Hamburger Soup with Onion Soup Mix

Vegetable Side: Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Super Tasty Blue Mocktail Recipes

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow Recipe, your tastebuds are going to crave more! The good news is that there are so many great flavors to try! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite muddy buddy recipes that I think you’re going to love, too.

Grinch Puppy Chow Recipe is my go-to for the holiday season.

You’re going to love the minty flavor or this Andes Mint Puppy Chow Recipe!

There’s nothing spooky about this Halloween Puppy Chow!

Need a break from the sweet? This Fall Chex Mix is so good!

I’m pretty much obsessed with these Pink Muddy Buddies!

This Addictive Cookie Butter Puppy Chow Recipe will have you wanting more.

My Carrot Cake Puppy Chow Recipe is great for the Spring!

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How long does it take for this dessert recipe to cool down?

It really doesn’t take that long at all. I would say within 15 minutes of making it, it should be cooled down enough for you to eat. You’re really just waiting on the cream cheese frosting to cool.

More Cake Mix Recipes:

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Red Velvet Puppy Chow

You're going to love the taste of this Red Velvet Puppy Chow recipe!


  • 6 cups of Rice Chex
  • 10 ounces of Cream Cheese frosting
  • 1⁄2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup of Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • Red, White and Pink Sprinkles
  • 1 large brown paper bag


Measure the cereal and add to a mixing bowl.
Pour the powder sugar and cake mix into the paper bag and sit it aside.
Melt 10 ounces of the frosting in the microwave for 20 second intervals until all melted. (put in microwave safe-container first)
Once melted, pour it over the cereal and fold.
After coated, add to the paper bag and shake.
Once coated, pour out on baking pan to cool and cover with sprinkles.

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