Christmas Puppy Chow

Simply delicious Christmas Puppy Chow is coated in milk chocolate, butterscotch and powdered sugar and tossed with holiday M&Ms.

We love kid-friendly Christmas treats like White Chocolate Peppermint Chow, Christmas Snack Mix, Reindeer Treats, and this Tasty Christmas Puppy Chow. They are all fun to make AND eat!

Christmas puppy chow tossed with holiday M&Ms in a red bowl

Fun & Festive!!

Christmas Chow is a tasty snack mix, which is a Christmas version of Puppy Chow. We made it awhile ago and the kids loved it!!

It is definitely kid friendly…both making it and eating it. My kids love to help cook in the kitchen, and this is a great recipe for them to help with. Shaking it all up is SO fun!

It’s a little different than regular Puppy Chow, just as tasty but a lot more festive. If you don’t want to make cookies this year for the big guy, you can whip up this Christmas Chow – I know he’ll like it! 😉

Chex mix cereal in a white bowl

how to make christmas puppy chow

PREP. Place Rice Chex in a bowl and set aside. Also place 2 cups powdered sugar in a large Ziploc bag.

HEAT. In a small pot, melt butter, peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips on LOW heat until smooth and well combined, stirring the entire time.

COAT. Pour melted mixture over Rice Chex and mix well until all the cereal is evenly coated. Pour this mixture into the bag of powdered sugar and shake until all the cereal is coated.

COOL. Spread over waxed paper to cool.

SERVE. When ready to serve mix with 1 cup of Holiday M&Ms. You can use regular milk chocolate M&Ms like we did or the White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms or Holiday Mint M&Ms.

Christmas puppy chow tossed with holiday M&Ms in a red bowl

Variations + Storing Info

Variations:

  • Instead of normal chocolate chips use Christmas colored candy melts
  • Add in holiday sprinkles
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave instead of on the stovetop. In a large microwave safe bowl combine the butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vanilla. Heat in small increments, stirring in between, until it is smooth and fully melted.

Allergies: One of the great things about this recipe is that it is forgiving when ingredients are adjusted. This is really great for those who have to deal with food allergies. The texture and taste may change a bit, but you can still provide a similar treat to the one other people get to enjoy all the time.

  • Gluten: Chex makes gluten free cereal YAY!
  • Dairy: Use a dairy free chocolate and substitute the butter with dairy free butter
  • Peanuts: Other nut butters will work.

STORE this either at room temperature or in the fridge. Storing it in an airtight container helps it last for up to a week

FREEZE prepared muddy buddies in an airtight bag for up to 3 month. Let it thaw in the fridge and eat from there!

Christmas puppy Chow in a red bowl.

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Christmas Puppy Chow Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Simply delicious Christmas Puppy Chow is coated in milk chocolate, butterscotch and powdered sugar and tossed with holiday M&Ms.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 632 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 8 cups rice chex
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Holiday M&Ms

Instructions
 

  • Place Rice Chex in a bowl and set aside.
  • Also place 2 cups powdered sugar in a large Ziploc bag.
  • In a small pot, melt butter, peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips on LOW heat until smooth and well combined, stirring the entire time.
  • Pour melted mixture over Rice Chex and mix well until all the cereal is evenly coated.
  • Pour this mixture into the bag of powdered sugar and shake until all the cereal is coated.
  • Spread over waxed paper to cool.
  • When ready to serve mix with 1 cup of Holiday M&Ms. You can use regular milk chocolate M&Ms like we did or the White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms or Holiday Mint M&Ms.
  • Store in airtight containers.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. This looks great and I am going to try it right now. Just wanted to let you know the directions doesn’t say when to add the vanilla. I will just refer to the recipe on the box. Thanks for the fun recipe.

  2. Great idea Lily to sell drawings and candy and I hope that little girl did not die thank you for making a card to her I live in Utah too your baby brother Wesley is cute

  3. 5 stars
    Hello krIstyn. Well, you haVE done it yet again! I cannot tell you how many of your recipes aRe my favoRites and in our rotation. This is so good. The chilDren and granDchildren are coming next week for cookie decorating and cHristmas craft weekend. This along with several other recipes of yours will cover the table. Thank you. Merry christmas and god bless. Laura

  4. 5 stars
    Made this exact recipe 3 years ago and EVERYONE LOVES THIS. Now my FRIENDS and family ask for it every christmas! Its so easy to make.