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25 Fun “Puppy Chow” Recipes

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Check out this list of fun and creative ways to make a puppy chow recipe!  You are sure to find one or two that will make a great after school snack for your kids.  Thanks to for sponsoring this fun post!

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As a kid we made the traditional puppy chow recipe often as an after school snack.  It was quick and easy and everyone loved it. I thought I’d see how many different variations of the classic puppy chow recipe I could find and I was shocked.  You can make puppy chow in just about any flavor imaginable! The best part is that if you use the correct cereal and watch your ingredients, many of these can be made gluten free, too.  Make sure to check out my collection of Puppy Chow Recipes on, too!


Check out Fun “Puppy Chow” Snack Recipes for After School Snacking

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Loaded Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies Snack Mix from Chocolate, Chocolate and More is made with Reeses Pieces and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups for a yummy chocolate and peanut butter puppy chow variation.

Milky Way Puppy Chow Recipe from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts mixes a classic candy bar in to a delicious puppy chow mix.

Caramel Apple Puppy Chow from Deliciously Sprinkled makes a favorite fall carnival treat in to a fun after school snack mix.

Better Than You Know What Snack Mix from Favorite Family Recipes adds everything but the kitchen sink to this versatile puppy chow recipe.

S’Mores Muddy Buddies from The Bitter Side of Sweet makes the classic campfire treat in to an after school snack.


Candied Orange and Spice Chex Mix from Cooking with Books combines Cinnamon Chex with powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, candied orange peels and mini marshmallows for a very different puppy chow recipe.

Grasshopper Muddy Buddies from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts combines chocolate and peppermint for a fun minty snack.

Peppermint Bark Cookies n Cream Puppy Chow Mix from Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine would be great for after school snacking in December.

Red Velvet Puppy Chow from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts  – Hello?! Red velvet snack mix? Yes, please! Plus it’s super easy to make!

Cotton Candy Muddy Buddies from House of Yum are the prettiest colors and have a fun carnival feel.


Fruity Muddy Buddies from The Bitter Side of Sweet has an extra surprise flavor and little bits of marshmallows!

Blue Fairy Dust Puppy Chow from Building Our Story is perfect for the pirates, or fairies, in your house!

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Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Puppy Chow from The Housewife in Training Files mixes Captain Crunch cereal and peanut butter chips in to a delicious puppy chow recipe.

Puppy Chow Bars from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts takes classic puppy chow and makes them in to compact bars easy for snacking on the go.

Asteroid Belt Snack Mix from A Mom’s Take keeps the learning going after school when you pair this fun puppy chow recipe with a book about the stars!

 Spring Puppy Chow Mix from Mommy Hates Cooking is so pretty and perfect for Easter time.

Double Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Buddies from More Than A Mom Three sounds so grown up, but your kids will love this fun puppy chow recipe.

Butterfinger Muddy Buddies from Crumbs and Chaos is an after school snack that Bart Simpson would love.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow from Sally’s Baking Addiction has fun pumpkin candies and is great for an October after school treat.


Caramel Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies from The Bitter Side of Sweet is perfect paired with a cup of hot cocoa on a cool fall afternoon.

Cupcake Puppy Chow from Recipe Board would be a great mix for a birthday.

Nutella Puppy Chow from The Thread Affect because you can’t have a puppy chow list if it doesn’t include Nutella!

White Chocolate Reese’s Puppy Chow from High Heels and Grills is great if you have a white chocolate lover in the house.

Lemon Puppy Chow from Serving Up Southern adds a fun combination of lemon and white chocolate to the mix.

Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow Recipe from Glutenista uses fresh strawberries and is gluten free.

Wormy Gravel Cups from The Joys of Boys is perfect snacking for the boys in your house – worms included!

Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix from Maybe I Will is a fun twist on a favorite Mexican treat!



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  • Nancy P.
    August 30, 2014

    Thanks so much for featuring my muddy buddy recipes! This is a great round up!

  • Meg
    August 28, 2014

    What a fun round up!! These all have me drooling! And thank you for featuring mine…looks like I need to head to the kitchen to mix up a fun new batch!

    Have a great day!

  • Joan
    August 28, 2014

    Love making Puppy Chow, always an easy treat that gets gobbled right up! Can’t wait to try a few of these recipes!