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Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow Recipe

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Need a treat that you can enjoy by the handful? This Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow Recipe is the best! Made with simple sweets that scream Valentine’s Day! This is one of these Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts that are great to gift and share.

The best part about making puppy chow is that it’s a fast and easy recipe! You hardly have to wait any time to enjoy bites of this goodness.

I have always been a big fan of puppy chow. So much so that I make it all year long. Why limit your taste buds on something this good when you don’t have to?

Plus, it’s a great snack that you can have a little (or a lot!) and make last (or not!)! There’s something so addictive about puppy chow, and I regret nothing!

Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow

I know it will be a good recipe when I don’t have to turn on my oven. Don’t get me wrong. I love baking, but having a sweet dessert that I can make without other stresses is refreshing.

My boys enjoy puppy chow because it’s great to grab and eat. It’s also fun to make for class parties or add to their school lunch boxes.

The other great aspect of this recipe is that there are a lot of different flavor notes. That means that each bite is going to taste unique and different!

Why is puppy chow called puppy chow?

There are many different theories as to why puppy chow has this name. Some are not as appetizing as others, but we’ll review some of the most common.

Some people say that puppy chow dessert reminds them of puppy food. I would say that this is based on looks only, as this isn’t suitable for the pups!

Because the common reasons for naming it this don’t appeal to some, this might be why you hear it referred to as “muddy buddies” instead.

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Make it a Meal:

Now that I’ve been meal planning for years, I can’t imagine doing anything differently. It’s a time saver, a money saver, and a stress saver!

You can make it simple or more complicated. Up to you!

Main Dish: Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Simple Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Recipe, start thinking about all the other yummy ingredients that can be added to the mix.

There are so many sweets, treats, and holidays to prep for that you can quickly get a puppy chow recipe for each one!

This Puppy Chow Chocolate Peppermint Recipe is great for the colder months of the year. It also makes a great homemade tasty treat.

I love making this Thanksgiving Puppy Chow Recipe on the dessert table.

Check out how easy this Chocolate Mint Puppy Chow recipe is to make!

This simple Fall Chex Mix isn’t sweet but has many of the same ingredients used in puppy chow.

Need a simple Christmas dessert? This Grinch Puppy Chow Recipe is one of the best!

My boys love when I make this Unicorn Muddy Buddies Recipe because it’s fun and has fun colors!

If you’re a fan of s’mores, then this Crazy Good Smores Puppy Chow Recipe has to happen!

How do you store puppy chow?

The best way to store puppy chow is in an airtight container. This will keep it fresh and ready to enjoy easily.

You can keep the puppy chow at room temperature without issue. If you want to store it in the fridge, be sure that the container has a lid that seals tightly so that it doesn’t take on other scents and smells from the foods.

A sealable bag is also a great option. This is a simple solution for breaking it into serving sizes and sending for lunches, snacks, and more.

I like to get the bags with a double seal just so that I know the puppy chow mixture won’t pour out at any point.

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Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow Recipe

Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Heart Candy Puppy Chow recipe proves that simple can be delicious! Perfect for sharing with your loved ones on Valentine's Day!


  • 3 cups of Chex cereal
  • 12 ounces of White Candy Melts
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles
  • Conversation heart candy


  1. Measure the Chex cereal and pour it into a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt the candy melts according to the package directions.
  3. Once melted, pour it over the cereal and fold it together carefully.
  4. Add 2 T of the sprinkles and the powdered sugar into the sealable bag. Add the chocolate-coated cereal into the bag and shake to cover.
  5. Pour the mixture out onto wax paper and let dry.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/10/2023

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