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?
If you’re getting ready to cozy up to a cheesy Hallmark or Netflix movie you need a batch of these Candy Cane Muddy Buddies! They take only 5 minutes to make and are the perfect Christmas snack. So grab these 3 simple ingredients and turn on the Christmas music!
Chocolate Christmas Chex Mix
And if you’re looking for a chocolate peanut butter muddy buddy recipe, my Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow will change your life! Chex Mix recipes are my jam! I love how quick and easy they are to make and shockingly tasty! I even have a reindeer chow recipe if you want more fun ideas for Christmas Chex Mix recipes!
Peppermint Bark Muddy Buddies
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.
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! You can melt your chocolate on the stove top or in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl! Thanks to my recipe testing you have the perfect recipe to make!
3 Ingredient Christmas Treat
Crush you candy canes in a blender! This will the best Christmas baking trick you learn! It’s super fast, no mess and they all get crushed perfectly! If you put them in a ziplock back and then try to crush them with rolling pin the candy canes make holes in the bag and make a huge mess. Again, I learned that the hard way!
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Love Puppy Chow and Muddy Buddies? I have a million recipes! Okay, not a million but a bunch! Enjoy my Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow!
Store your Muddy Buddies in a ziploc bag or seal in an airtight container. I always mix these in with my Christmas cookies at neighbor gifts.
These recipes are commonly called “Puppy Chow”but it is not dog food. They get that nick name because the original recipes look like kibble!
Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow
This 3 Ingredient Christmas treat will be your new favorite thing! Perfect little bites of peppermint bark!
- 6-7 Cups Rice Chex cereal
- 2 Cups White Melts Or Almond Bark*
- 1 3/4 Cups crushed candy canes about 15 or so
1. Place cereal in a large bowl.
2. Melt your white melts or almond bark on the stove top over medium-low heat and stir until smooth.
3. Pour melted goodness over cereal and gently fold until covered.
4. Dump into a large plastic bag (or large tupperware with a top) and add crushed candy canes. Shake until covered.
5. Dump onto a cookie sheet to cool and enjoy!
NOTE: Puppy chow/muddy buddies aren't an exact science, you can always add more chocolate or less cereal depending on your taste!
IDEA:Serve in cute christmas goody bags to give to neighbors, friends and family!
*Use something that is meant to be melted and used for candy, most white chocolate chips don't melt down thin enough.
Remember, make sure to use something that’s meant to be melted! Chocolate chips don’t melt down smooth enough unless you add a tough of oil. 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…