Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) is the perfect treat for Christmas! White chocolate covered Chex cereal coated with crushed candy canes, could anything be more perfect? And if you’re looking for a chocolate peanut butter muddy buddy recipe, my Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow will change you life!
What would December be without a White Elephant gift party? There’s always the good gift everyone fights over and then there’s the uhh… not-so-good gift. I remember people giving away ONE glove, a broken remote control, a traffic cone, even a jar of their own toe nails! Gross! But when I was 12 I went to my first White Elephant party and someone gave a box of peppermint bark–That was the gift everyone wanted. [end-story]
Confession: I tried to make this last year and totally failed. I tried to stir the candy canes into the chocolate before coating the cereal and then tossed it in powdered sugar. It didn’t work and didn’t look half as pretty as this batch. PLUS its not crazy sweet because you don’t need any powdered sugar!
Crush you candy canes in a blender! This is will the best Christmas baking trick you learn!
10 seconds later…
Love Puppy Chow? I have a million recipes! Okay, not a million but a bunch!
Remember, make sure to use something that’s meant to be melted! Chocolate chips don’t melt down smooth enough. In regular puppy chow (muddy buddies) you mix peanut butter with the chocolate chips, and the peanut butter is what helps to thin it out. Peanut butter candy cane just didn’t sound appealing to me…