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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!!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex, holiday, recipe, chocoalte, grinch, chow, muddy, buddies
Servings: 18 Servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 9 cups Rice Chex® cereal
  • 1 cup Wilton® Vibrant Green Candy Melts
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Leaf Green gel food color
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday M&M's®


  • 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 3/4 cup of powdered sugar in a one gallon freezer bag.
  • Add 1/2 of the cereal mixture, seal the bag and toss to coat.
  • Pour mixture out onto a silpat or wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture and sugar.
  • Sprinkle M&M's over Puppy Chow and toss to combine.
  • Serve once cooled. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • I used Rice Chex® because those are my favorite, but use whatever version your family likes the best.
  • I was hoping that the green candy melts would not be overpowered by the peanut butter, but that didn't work out so well...surprise, surprise. So I ended up adding AmeriColor Leaf Green gel color to achieve a deep Grinch green color.
  • 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 will not stick to anything, they are just there to look festive.
  • I added Lime Green Jimmies, but they just disappeared into the powdered sugar so they were left out of the final recipe, lol.


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