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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

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Holy moly, this Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow is so good! This coated cereal is such a sweet treat that is perfect for just snacking at home. It’s crunchy and made using jello pudding mixes! Be certain to check out our other puppy chow recipes, too!

Once you mix the ingredients and coat the rice Chex cereal, this snack mix is going to have you hooked!

I love puppy chow because it’s easy to grab and snack as you pass! Maybe that’s why half the bowl is gone before I even realize what is happening.

The pretty pink of this snack mix means it would be great on the dessert table of a Valentine’s Day, Little Girl’s Birthday, or Baby Shower party.

Be sure to check out this list of Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts!

Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

The key to making this strawberry puppy chow is to be certain that you get everything melted that needs to melt and all the pieces covered with the mixture, too. Everything else besides that is simple and is a fast process!

My boys are very much in love with this recipe, and for good reason. It’s perfectly sweetened and a great way to wake up their taste buds to something delicious and a tad bit unique.

What is another name for puppy chow?

The most popular other name that you’re going to hear for this recipe is called muddy buddy. I don’t care what you call it, just be certain to make it! It’s just so good!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Buddies Recipe 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:

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Best Snack Mix Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Puppy Chow Recipe, you’re going to want more of that crunch. Making snack mix gives you options for sweet or not so I’ve gathered up some fun recipes that I think you’re really going to like!

This Simple Blue Puppy Chow Recipe is fun to make!

I like the taste of this Pizzaria Snack Mix!

Fill up a bowl of this Chunky Monkey Snack Mix.

This Easter Snack Mix is so good!

This Mardi Gras Snack Mix is a lot of fun to make up as well.

My family always asks for this Delicious Banana Cream Puppy Chow.

I’m pretty much addicted to this Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix Snack Recipe!

How do you store leftover puppy chow?

All you really have to worry about is keeping it out of the air. Just store it in an airtight container and that is really all you have to do! Simple and fast!

More Strawberry Recipes:

Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

This is the perfect way to enjoy a nice treat any time of the day.


  • 4 cups of Rice Chex
  • 1 cup of jello cheesecake mix
  • 1 package of white candy melts
  • ½ cup of strawberry jello
  • 1 cup of Strawberry & Cream Morsels chips


Add 1/2 of the cheesecake mix and 1/4 of the jello and 1/2 cup of the strawberry morels into a sealable bag. In a mixing bowl, pour in the cereal and set aside.

In a different bowl add in the candy melts and melt via the directions on the bag.

Once done, pour over the cereal and stir carefully.

Once everything is coated, put it into the sealable bag and add in the rest of the jello and cheesecake mix and morsels. Shake.

Pour out on a baking sheet and let cool.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

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Judy Tomberlin

Sunday 27th of June 2021

Where do you find the strawberry & cream morsel chips? Never heard of them.

Kelli Miller

Thursday 1st of July 2021

they are made by Toll House. I got them in the baking section at Walmart. Here's what they look like:

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