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Vanilla Puppy Chow Recipe

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Get your sweet tooth ready! This Vanilla Puppy Chow Recipe will have you craving just one more handful. The sweet vanilla flavor is perfect with the added crunch!

Easy puppy chow recipes like this are the best for parties, movie nights, or a simple snack. I love having the ingredients on hand for when the craving hits!

Everyone knows that puppy chow is one of my favorite go-to recipes! It’s fast, simple, and delicious.

I can easily make this an after-school snack for the kids or a fun addition to a family gathering or party. It would also be great for a baby shower!

Vanilla Puppy Chow Recipe

The hardest part about making puppy chow is waiting for it to dry enough to be ready to eat. Sometimes, I sneak a few pieces before I’m supposed to – because that’s the perk of being a cook!

Even though boys love hopping in and helping make this homemade puppy chow recipe. It’s a fun way to spend a few minutes in the kitchen together, with the outcome being this yummy treat.

Keep the printable recipe card handy if you’re looking for a fast and easy way to make a dessert or fun snack. It’s a delicious option for family, friends, or even yourself to make and pack for a road trip!

What is the best way to store Chex mix puppy chow?

Proper storage is vital to maintain the irresistible crunch and freshness of Chex Mix Puppy Chow. After allowing the Puppy Chow to cool thoroughly, transfer it to an airtight container; this keeps moisture and humidity at bay.

It’s best to store your container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, which can cause the chocolate to melt and the mix to become soggy.

If you plan to keep it for over a week, consider portioning the Puppy Chow into zip-top bags and storing them in the refrigerator or freezer. This preserves its crunchy texture and prolongs its delectable taste, preventing staleness.

Bring it to room temperature before serving to ensure the best flavor experience.



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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Vanilla Pudding Puppy Chow 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:

Now is the time to try meal planning! It’s simple, will save money, and will lower your stress about dinnertime woes!

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Vegetable Side: Keto Creamy Brussels Sprouts Bake Recipe

Starch Side: Loaded Baked Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Lavender and Elderflower Mocktail Recipe

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

You must try other flavors once you make this sweet vanilla puppy chow recipe. There are so many options—and so little time!

Here are a few of my favorites – that I’m sure you’ll love!

Everyone raves about this Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe! Perfect for Nutella fans!

If you’re looking for a simple snack, try this Puppy Chow with Peanut Butter Recipe! It’s the best!

Valentine Puppy Chow proves to be a winner every time I make it!

I highly recommend that you whip up a batch (or two!) of this Perfectly Sweet Cotton Candy Puppy Chow Recipe!

If you want a break from the sweet, this simple Fall Chex Mix recipe is so good!

I love making this Chocolate Halloween Puppy Chow Recipe during the last few months of the year.

There’s no denying that the flavor of this Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Recipe is a top pick!

What are fun edible additions to Chex mix puppy chow?

Give your taste buds a delightful surprise by tossing in colorful miniature marshmallows for a soft, chewy contrast.

Dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chunks can introduce an irresistible melty richness, ideal for those moments of chocolate craving. For festive flair, consider adding a sprinkle of crushed candy canes or a dusting of edible glitter – perfect for holiday gatherings or themed parties.

If you’re in the mood for a nutty crunch, toss in some roasted almonds or pecans, providing a satisfying texture and a boost of energy.

You can turn the classic puppy chow into an unforgettable treat tantalizing the senses.

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Vanilla Puppy Chow Recipe

Vanilla Puppy Chow Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Vanilla Puppy Chow Recipe is a great party treat! Easy to make and fun to share!


  • 4 cups of Vanilla Chex Cereal
  • 1 package of white candy melts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • Sprinkles


  1. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1.5 ounces of the pudding mix, and 2 T of the sprinkles into a sealable gallon bag.
  2. Pour the Chex mix into a mixing bowl, and set it aside.
  3. In a different bowl, add the candy melts and melt according to the directions on the package.
  4. Once melted, pour the candy over the top of the cereal and stir carefully until coated.
  5. Once the cereal is coated, dump it into the powdered sugar bag.
  6. Add the rest of the pudding mix and powdered sugar.
  7. Shake and turn the bag gently to coat the cereal.
  8. Once the cereal is coated, pour it onto a lined baking sheet.
  9. Let the mixture try.
  10. Add more sprinkles if you want!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/23/2024

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