White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

Hi again, Lil’ Luna readers, and happy December!

It’s Samantha from Five Heart Home and I’m excited to be stopping by today with a recipe for a fun holiday snack!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

There are so many occasions around the holidays calling for an easy, yummy snack mix, and this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow fits the bill perfectly. You’ve probably had other versions of Puppy Chow before, but it typically starts with Rice Chex cereal and ends with a coating of powdered sugar.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

In between those steps, however, today’s version gets coated in creamy white chocolate and a hefty sprinkling of crushed candy canes. In fact, not only are crunchy bits of candy cane peppered throughout the snack mix, but some of them 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 ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow is the perfect sweet treat to carry you through December, whether your family craves a snack while snuggled up on the couch watching Christmas movies or while driving around looking at Christmas lights. Or set out a bowl of this Puppy Chow at a holiday party and watch it disappear!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

It’s also ideal for scooping into a jar or cellophane bag, tying with ribbon and a cute tag, and giving as a gift to neighbors, teachers, and friends. You can get quite a few gifts out of one batch, which is always a bonus in my book!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

And psssst! Can I tell you a little secret? At the end of December, when you find your pantry overrun with random candy canes, this snack mix is a great way to use them up!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

If you’re looking to whip up a big batch of something sweet to enjoy (or share!) this December, I hope you’ll give this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow a try! 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 ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow
 
White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow is a delicious holiday snack mix made with Chex cereal, perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!
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 pan) 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 very large bowl/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.
  3. *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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I wish I had a handful (or a bowl-ful) right now! This looks so yummy and perfect for all those Christmas parties coming up.

Thanks, Samantha!!

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Samantha

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Hi, I'm Samantha, and I share quick and easy, family-friendly, real food recipes over at Five Heart Home! I'm a 30-something wife and sleep-deprived mama of two energetic boys and a sweet baby girl living in the heart of Texas. I love baking, entertaining, reading magazines, watching college football, and taking way too many pictures of my kids. The days are crazy but the love is plenty between the five hearts that make up our home!
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    This looks and sounds wonderful!!

    xoxo, Tanya
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