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White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow (AKA, Muddy Buddies) is a delicious holiday snack mix made with Chex cereal, perfect for serving at parties and giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com

The holidays are upon us, and every time I turn around, it seems like there’s a party to attend or a gift to put together requiring an easy, delicious snack. What I love about this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow recipe is that it’s festive, yummy…and a jumbo batch takes mere minutes to assemble! There are lots of variations of this type of snack mix, but candy canes render this one particularly festive around the holidays.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com Whether you refer to it as Puppy Chow, Muddy Buddies, or some other colorful descriptor, this treat typically starts with Chex cereal and ends with a coating of powdered sugar. In between, however, today’s variation gets coated in creamy white chocolate and showered with crushed candy canes. Additional candy canes are finely ground and then incorporated with the powdered sugar, meaning that this Puppy Chow delivers an extra hit of peppermint goodness!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com A big bowl of White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow will keep ’em coming back for more at your next holiday party. It’s the perfect, portable snack to enjoy alongside a thermos of hot cocoa as your family drives around looking at Christmas lights. And it’s ideal for munching while snuggled up on the couch watching Christmas movies. No matter the occasion, it’s a recipe to carry you straight on through December!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com And have I mentioned that it makes a fabulous homemade food gift? Not only does this Puppy Chow taste great, but it looks festive as well, with its snowy white cereal and bright pops of red striped candy. As a bonus, one batch is large enough to divide between multiple gifts. Just scoop into a Mason jar or clear cellophane bag, decorate with ribbon and a cute tag, and surprise your neighbors, friends, teachers, bus driver, mailman, pediatrician, hair dresser (…and more!) with a fun, tasty treat.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com But what if, by the time you read this post, you’ve already made and passed out all of your holiday gifts? What if you’ve already thrown your last party and driven around to see your last lights and viewed your last Christmas movie of the holiday season? Well, allow me to let you in on a little secret. You know all of those candy canes that are sure to be overrunning your pantry by the end of December? This treat is a great way to use them up! And better yet, you can always pin or bookmark this recipe now for next year. 😉

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com So add this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow to your repertoire of sweets to enjoy (or share!) this December! It’s crunchy and sweet, creamy and minty, and the perfect way to put a little Ho Ho Ho in your holiday snacking. 😉

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow (AKA, Muddy Buddies) is a delicious holiday snack mix made with Chex cereal, perfect for serving at parties, giving as a gift to neighbors and friends, and using up those extra candy canes!

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups crushed candy canes (approximately 7½ ounces, or 50 mini candy canes), divided
  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 12 ounces white chocolate baking bar (such as Baker's) or white melting chocolate
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. To crush candy canes, place in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Use the flat side of a meat mallet (or a rolling pin) to pound into small pieces. Measure out ¼ cup of these crushed candy canes into a food processor and pulse until a fine powder is formed. Set aside.
  2. Pour Chex cereal in a very large bowl or container with a tight-fitting lid. Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Immediately pour melted white chocolate over Chex and gently stir until all cereal is coated. Fold in 1 cup crushed candy canes. Sprinkle powdered sugar and remaining ¼ cup candy cane powder over Chex mixture. Cover bowl with lid and gently shake and turn bowl until all ingredients are coated in powdered sugar. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Notes

If you don't have a large bowl with a lid, you may combine the Chex, melted white chocolate, and crushed candy canes in a large bowl as directed. Then immediately transfer the Chex mixture to a large plastic bag that already has the powdered sugar and candy cane powder measured into it; seal and shake.

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This recipe was originally shared as a contributor post at Lil’ Luna.

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  1. My sister makes homemade gifts for our family every year. I might casually send this recipe to her to add to her list this year! Pinning!

    ~Meaghan

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Ha, Meaghan…I like the way you think! I hope your sister takes your hint. 😉 Thanks so much for the pin and have a great week!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know my daughter and I made this the other day, it was so delicious.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I’m so happy that y’all enjoyed it, Debbie! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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