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Grinch Puppy Chow

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Max and everyone in Who-ville will love this Grinch Puppy Chow Chex Mix recipe during the holidays! Melted chocolate and peanut butter mixed with rice chex and holiday candies, then tossed with powdered sugar create a fun and festive Muddy Buddies treat that the whole family will love!

Grinch Puppy Chow overflowing out of a small dog bowl with a stuffed max doll in the background.

Question…..do you call it Grinch Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies? We called it Puppy Chow in California, and of course the Grinch has a dog named Max, so I went with Grinch Puppy Chow.

It really doesn’t matter what you call it, you just need to make it…and eat it…like now!!

Grinch Puppy Chow overflowing out of a small dog bowl with a stuffed max doll  and lit Christmas tree in the background.

How to make Grinch Puppy Chow:

Measure cereal and place in an extra-large bowl; set aside.

Rice chex in an extra large bowl.

Place candy melts, peanut butter, and butter in a microwavable bowl. Heat on HIGH for 1 minute, stir. Heat for an additional 30 seconds, or until smooth, and stir to combine. Stir in the vanilla and green food coloring.

Melted green chocolate poured over rice chex cereal in an extra large bowl.

Pour mixture over the cereal and stir until evenly coated.

Melted green chocolate mixed with rice chex cereal in an extra large bowl.

Place .75-cup of powdered sugar in a one gallon freezer bag.

Looking into a zipper top bag containing powdered sugar.

Add half of the cereal mixture, seal the bag and toss to coat.

Looking down at green coated cereal in a zipper top bag on top of powder sugar.

Pour mixture out onto a silicone or wax paper lined baking sheet.

Grinch Puppy Chow spread out over a silicone lined baking sheet.

Repeat with the remaining mixture and sugar…then add it to the same baking sheet.

Sprinkle M&M’s over Puppy Chow and toss to combine.

Grinch Puppy Chow and holiday candies mixed together on a baking sheet.

Serve once cooled…in a dog bowl since everyone has an extra one laying around, right?

Looking down on a dog bowl overflowing with Grinch Puppy Chow.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator….if it lasts that long!

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • I used Rice Chex because those are my favorite, but use whatever version your family likes the best.
  • The “official” recipe calls for a 2-gallon bag, but I have never seen one of those in the grocery store! We have always made ours in a 1-gallon bag and it works just fine.
  • The M&M’s and green jimmies will not stick to anything, they are just there to look festive.

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Grinch Puppy Chow overflowing out of a small dog bowl with a stuffed max doll in the background.

Grinch Puppy Chow

Max and everyone in Who-ville will love this Grinch Puppy Chow during the holidays! The peanut butter and chocolate flavors will have everyone singing!!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex, holiday, recipe, chocoalte, grinch, chow, muddy, buddies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 Servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Wilton® Vibrant Green Candy Melts
  • 0.5 cup smooth peanut butter
  • .25 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Electric green gel food color to adjust color
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday M&M's
  • .25 cup lime green jimmies optional

Instructions

  • Measure cereal and place in an extra-large bowl; set aside.
  • Place candy melts, peanut butter, and butter in a microwavable bowl. Heat on HIGH for 1 minute, stir. Heat for an additional 30 seconds, or until smooth, and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the vanilla and food coloring. Pour mixture over the cereal and stir until evenly coated.
  • Place .75-cup of powdered sugar in a one gallon freezer bag. Add half of the cereal mixture, seal the bag and toss to coat.
  • Pour mixture out onto a silicone or wax paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture and sugar.
  • Sprinkle M&M's and green jimmies over Puppy Chow and toss to combine.
  • Serve once cooled. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • I used Rice Chex® because those are my favorite, but use whatever version your family likes the best.
  • The “official” recipe calls for a 2-gallon bag, but I have never seen one of those in the grocery store! We have always made ours in a 1-gallon bag and it works just fine.
  • The M&M’s and green jimmies will not stick to anything, they are just there to look festive.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 5mg

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3 Comments

  1. Congratulations on having that awesome ginormous island installed. I foresee many, many wonderful family get togethers and cooking extravaganzas around it. Cheers and Happy Holidays, Ardith

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