Chocolate Caramel Apple Puppy Chow

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The Story:


Halloween is pretty amazing.  You have an excuse to wear whatever you want for 24 hours and get candy for it!  But when I was a kid, no one ever wanted to go knock doors with me.  Let’s check out my costumes of choice…

Kindergarden: Butterfly Barbie

Cute, right?  I was a little blondie with ringlets and my mother splurged and got me the real costume.  Except here’s the catch.  Halloween in Oregon can be cold.  So my mother made me wear a long black sleeved shirt under my pretty pink dress.  Totally ruined the ensemble.

1st grade: Frankenstein’s Wife

All my classmates were Disney Princesses or M&M’s and I dressed in all black with heavy dark make-up, a black and white wig and a veil.  Yeah, I wouldn’t have been my friend either.

2nd grade: Pippi Longstocking

The Halloween to remember.  A red and white striped dress, red tights, big black Nikes and a wire coat hanger going through my fiery red braids.  My mother died my hair with the semi permanent dye right?  Nope.  Permanent dye.  She got the wrong box by accident.  So guess who had red hair for a few years… this girl.

3rd grade: Cat

Normal, right?  Yeah….no.  My mother let me dress myself, which was an awful idea.  Black leotard, ripped black nylons, white high heels, a white feather boa and a wig.  One scandalous cat… I can only imagine what my teachers were thinking of me and my future.[end-story]

Chocolate Caramel Apple Puppy Chow

Chocolate Caramel Apple Puppy Chow


8 C. Apple Rice Chex Cereal
7 Milky Way Bars
1/2 C. butter
12 caramel cubes
3/4 C. brownie mix (or 3/4 C. powdered sugar plus 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder)


1. Measure out cereal into a large bowl and set side.
2. Melt Milky Ways, butter and caramel cubes together on low heat on the stove. Stir constantly so that the chocolate doesn't burn.
3 Pour over cereal and gently stir until coated.
4. Dump into a large plastic bag with brownie mix and shake well! The cereal might clump together because the caramel is thicker than just chocolate, you can break up the chunks or just leave them as little delicious surprises.
5. Pour onto a cookie sheet to let cool. I chopped up extra Milky Ways for extra color.
NOTE: You can always use regular Chex cereal and call them "Milky Way Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow"

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Apple Puppy Chow

  1. 1
    Jackie Gibson says:

    Too bad puppies/dogs cannot eat chocolate with us humans!! Yum, yum!

  2. 2
    Bailey says:

    omg i feel ya on wearing stupid jackets and stuff over costumes! 😛

  3. 3
    Andi Sanders says:

    Where are the pictures of these amazing costumes? =)

  4. 4
    Alexis Arias says:

    This is my favorite post of all time!

  5. 5
    Monica says:

    Thanks Lizzie! I added some mini Rolos with the cooled mix and was the hit of the party

  6. 6
    Shana H. says:

    8. Today I pinned the caramel apple puppy chow.

  7. 7
    Cecilia says:

    I PINNED…Chocolate Caramel Apple Puppy Chow!!!

  8. 8
    Amanda says:

    How many Milky Way bars do you need total?

  9. 9
    Jessica says:

    Did this recipe get soggy as it sat? Can I make it the night before?

  10. 10
    Jaki says:

    3rd grade for me: Pippi Longstocking- wire hanger too, but we used kool aid to dye my hair red. However, I left my costume at school after the parade and didn’t have it for trick or treating. I had to wear my dad’s hockey jersey instead. Also, I had to wear coats over my costumes. I feel ya!

  11. 11
    Lynette says:

    I “adjusted” because I could not find apple cinnamon Chex so I used half cinnamon chex and half apple jacks, used butterscotch chips instead of milky ways and then used Carmel Apple cake mix instead of brownie mix. So they are no longer chocolate but very caramel apple.

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