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Thanksgiving Puppy Chow Recipe

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This Thanksgiving Puppy Chow Recipe is the perfect snack mix to bring out for friends and family to enjoy. Be sure to check out my Puppy Chow Recipes for even more sweet treats!

It is a great alternative to candy so you won’t mind the kids enjoying it so much, but it still satisfies that sweet craving! Easily put together and tastes amazing.

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This is such a great snack to make for your friends, your family, and especially your kids. They will love the Thanksgiving Puppy Chow and how incredible it tastes. It is really simple to make and something I know you will be making year after year.

Once you have combined all of the ingredients together, you only need to leave it for one hour so that the puppy chow is completely dry. You can then transfer it to an airtight container or serve and enjoy!

Thanksgiving Puppy Chow

Make certain that you have a microwave-safe bowl that’s large bowl so that you can get all the ingredients stirred together and coated!

My boys love anytime that I make puppy chow, but they really love this simple Thanksgiving version of the puppy chow. It is so simple, and as long as you make sure you give the puppy chow time to dry, you can’t go wrong.

I think my boys will always love this recipe, no matter how old they get! Puppy Chow will always be requested.

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How do you store puppy chow?

You want to keep the Chex cereal as fresh as possible, so the best advice is that once it is dry, you will store it in an airtight container.

The bonus with this recipe is that you don’t have to store it in the fridge either.

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Make it a Meal:

Ready to give meal planning a try? Now is the perfect time to get started with it! You can easily plan out the meals for the week in just a few minutes! I love meal planning because it takes away all the stress.

Main Dish: Boneless Pork Chops and Broccoli Recipe

Vegetable Side: Healthy Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Instant Pot Cheeseburger Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Pretty in Pink Mocktails for Kids

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Thanksgiving puppy chow, you’re going to have to make the following recipes as well! You can never have too many recipes when it comes to making puppy chow! These are some of my favorites.

If you want something simple then this Easy Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe is one of my favorite flavors and taste! 

You’re going to love the flavor of this Simple Strawberry Puppy Chow Recipe. It is amazing! 

If you want to try something a little different then give this Chunky Monkey Snack Mix a try. 

This Easter Snack Mix is wonderful to make and eat! Perfect for friends and family to enjoy.

Another perfect recipe is this Mardi Gras Snack Mix. It is always at the top of my list! 

Don’t miss out on this Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

My kids go crazy for this Crazy Good Smores Puppy Chow Recipe any time of the year!

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What other ingredients can you add to this puppy chow recipe?

I like to change things up a bit sometimes, and I’ve added in white chocolate chips and even some candy corn as well.

Have fun with the mix-ins, you can easily change up the recipe any way that you want!

More Thanksgiving Recipes:

Thanksgiving Puppy Chow

Thanksgiving Puppy Chow

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Super tasty, simple to make, and perfect for Thanksgiving. You have to make this puppy chow!


  • 8 Cups of Rice Chex
  • 13.4 oz of Dulce de Leche
  • 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp of Apple Pie Spice
  • 1 Large Brown Paper Bag


    1. Set out a small mixing bowl and combine the brown sugar and Apple Pie Spice. Stir the sugar and spice until well combined.
    2. Open the large brown bag and measure the 2 cups of powdered sugar into the bag. Add in the Spice mix.
    3. Pour the rice Chex into a large mixing bowl.
    4. Using a medium microwave-safe mixing bowl add the Dulce de Leche. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and return to the microwave for 30 more seconds.
    5. Pour the Dulce de Leche into the rice Chex and stir until the cereal is completely coated. Once coated dump into the brown back with the sugar mixtures. Close the bag and shake it up. Check to see if the cereal is coated completely, if not continue to shake.
    6. Once all the cereal is coated pour it out onto a baking sheet covered in wax paper.
    7. Let the puppy chow completely dry- for about 1 hour then put it into an airtight container.


Make sure you give the puppy chow time to dry out completely.

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