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Patriotic Puppy Chow

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This fun patriotic puppy chow is made with Chex cereal, candy melts, powdered sugar, chocolate covered pretzels, M&Ms, and sprinkles.

This easy red, white, and blue puppy chow (aka patriotic muddy buddies) is a delicious dessert snack that only takes a few ingredients to make.

Make and enjoy the patriotic red, white, and blue puppy chow for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day.

Red White and Blue Patriotic Puppy Chow

Patriotic Puppy Chow

Candy melts and Chex are tossed in a powdered sugar coating. Mix in some white chocolate covered pretzels and red, white, and blue candies for a fun treat. Serve them at your upcoming patriotic celebrations.

Patriotic Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is one of those sweet snacks that never gets old. Another bonus is that it’s easy to make and you can change it up to go with any theme.

We like to enjoy puppy chow for holidays and celebrations like birthday parties. It’s always a hit with the kids and satisfies that sweet tooth we may have.

During the 4th of July and Memorial Day celebrations, we like to make this patriotic puppy chow.

Red White and Blue Patriotic Puppy Chow

What do you use to make red, white, and blue puppy chow?

Corn Chex cereal: This is our go-to cereal for any type of puppy chow or homemade chex mix.

Candy Melts: Candy melts will be what colors the cereal. For this red, white, and blue puppy chow, we use blue and red candy melts.

Powdered Sugar: A staple for puppy chow. Once you stir all the ingredients together, you shake it in a bag of powdered sugar to officially make it puppy chow.

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels: We add the pretzels for some extra fun and flavor.

Red White Blue M&Ms: These add a little extra fun and color to the puppy chow.

Red White Blue Sprinkles: These are optional but you can add them in if you want.

How long does it take to make red white and blue puppy chow?

This patriotic puppy chow takes about 30 minutes so you can make it ahead of time. I usually whip it up the morning of, after I’ve set out the patriotic outfits for the kids.

This recipe makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup red candy melts
  • 1 cup blue candy melts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package of white chocolate-covered pretzels
  • 1 cup red, white, and blue M&Ms
  • Red, white, and blue star sprinkles (optional)

Instructions:

1. Divide the powdered sugar into two gallon sized bags and set it aside.

2. Heat the red candy melts according to the package instructions. You want to make sure the candy is melted enough so that you can easily stir it.

Note: We use 2 large bowls so that the cereal gets completely coated. One bowl for the red candy and one bowl for the blue candy.

blue candy and chex
red candy and chex

3. Mix 2 cups of the Chex cereal with the red candy melts until all the cereal pieces are completely coated. (mix gently.. some cereal pieces will break but that’s ok)

4. Transfer the coated cereal to one of the bags of powdered sugar. Seal and toss to coat.

5. Spread the coated cereal on a baking sheet to cool.

red puppy chow

6. Repeat the process with the blue candy melts.

7. When all the Chex have cooled, combine the red and blue cereal with the pretzels, M&Ms, and star sprinkles in a large serving bowl.

Mixed Patriotic Puppy Chow

You can serve the puppy chow as is on the baking sheet or put it in a large bowl and set it out.

For large gatherings, sometimes it’s easier to set the baking sheets out and let everyone dig in. Less cleanup is always nice right?

For smaller outside parties we will put the finished patriotic puppy chow in a festive serving bowl or container. One year we found a fun 4th of July bucket that we put the puppy chow in and it was a big hit.

Red White and Blue Puppy Chow

Patriotic Puppy Chow Tips

You can serve it however you’d like. Put it into cute glasses or fancy bowls if you want to! No matter what you put it in, it won’t last long!

If it’s hot outside, the chocolate will melt! I recommend keeping the puppy chow in the fridge, freezer, or a cool area until you’re ready to serve.

Patriotic Puppy Chow

Red White and Blue Puppy Chow

This fun patriotic puppy chow is made with Chex cereal, candy melts, powdered sugar, chocolate covered pretzels, M&Ms, and sprinkles.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 c corn Chex cereal
  • 1 c red candy melts
  • 1 c blue candy melts
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 package of white chocolate-covered pretzels
  • 1 c red, white, and blue M&Ms
  • Red, white, and blue star sprinkles (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Divide the powdered sugar into two gallon sized bags and set it aside.
  • Heat the red candy melts according to the package instructions.
  • Mix 2 cups of the Chex cereal with the red candy melts until all the cereal pieces are completely coated.
  • Transfer the coated cereal to one of the bags of powdered sugar. Seal and toss to coat.
  • Spread the coated cereal on a baking sheet to cool.
  • Repeat the process with the blue candy melts.
  • When all the Chex have cooled, combine the red and blue cereal with the pretzels, M&Ms, and star sprinkles in a large serving bowl.
Keyword 4th of July, Desserts, Memorial Day

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