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Flavorful Tropical Puppy Chow Recipe

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This Tropical Puppy Chow Recipe takes just 5 simple ingredients and is an absolute breeze to make! This Hawaiian puppy chow is one of my favorite delicious recipes. Be certain to check out our other puppy chow recipes, too.

Pineapple muddy buddies mixed with powdered sugar and pineapple Jello mix with have your taste buds doing a happy dance. This tropical Chex mix recipe is truly one of the bests!

chex snack mix with pineapple jello

I love making up sweet treats using Chex cereals because they’re fast and delicious. Is there any better snack than one that you can grab by the handful as you’re walking past the bowl?

Tropical Puppy Chow Recipe

Since there are very few steps to this recipe, make certain that you follow them exactly as written. It’s simple measuring, melting, and stirring but the end result is perfection! It takes literally just a few moments of time to create this tasty treat.

Anytime I tell my boys I’m cooking up puppy chow, they’re running into the kitchen like a herd of elephants. It’s one of their favorite treats that they know doesn’t take very long at all! Most times I have all the ingredients in hand to create in a jiffy.

dried pineapple chunks adds a delicious tartness to this sweet puppy chow recipe

Is it possible to burn candy melts?

It is. You’ll want to microwave uncovered on high for about 30 seconds or less – make certain that you read the directions on the package so you don’t burn the melts!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Hawaiian Chex Mix 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 worried about meal planning, the time is now! I’ve been meal planning for the family for years and it’s such a time saver for me. It can be so simple to get started!

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pineapple muddy buddies

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Pineapple Puppy Chow Recipe, it’s time to try all the flavors! I love how fast and easy you can make this recipe, just by changing up the color of candy melts and the fun added ingredients. Below are some of my favorite muddy buddy recipes that I think you’re going to love, too!

The flavor of this Birthday Cake Puppy Chow is one of the best!

Treat yourself to a bowl of this Amazingly Simple Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe!

Use your crockpot for this Fiesta Chex Mix recipe!

This Fall Chex Mix isn’t sweet but still so good!

Pink Muddy Buddies are cute and delicious!

You’re going to love every bite of Delicious Banana Cream Puppy Chow.

Wait until you try the flavors of this Delicious Reese’s Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe!

hawaiian puppy chow recipe

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

You can literally add in anything that you want! Chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and even some shredded coconut are a great idea. Just be certain to coat the cereal, add powdered sugar, and stir!

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Tropical Puppy Chow Recipe

This puppy chow recipe is so delicious and full of flavor!


  • 4 cups of Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 package of white candy melts
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces Pineapple Jello
  • 1 cup dried Pineapple bits or chunks


Add 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of the jello mix along with 1/2 cup of the pineapple into a bag that you can seal.

Put the candy melts into a mixing bowl and melt according to the package. Pour in the cereal and mix. Add in a handful of dried pineapples and stir.

Pour into the sealed bag and add in the rest of the powdered sugar and Jello mix and dried pineapples. Shake.

Pour out onto a lined baking sheet to dry.

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Wow - this recipe is awesome and I can't wait to make it. I just added it to my shopping list for next month. Thanks so much for sharing it. I have selected this recipe as a feature in the next #HomeMattersParty

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