Cake Batter Puppy Chow Snack Mix Recipe | I’m Lovin’ It


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 Sometimes you need a quick snack recipe…….and today’s your lucky day………I’ve got you covered!  Do you have 10 minutes?  Then I have a super easy snack mix that kids and adults will devour!

Growing up, we made my mom’s puppy chow recipe for every party or family gathering.  The cereal coated with melted chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar was a snack mix that hardly anyone could resist.  And the reason behind the funny name is apparent to anyone who had ever fed their dog the white powdered Purina Puppy Chow.  

Despite the name, this puppy chow recipe is NOT for dogs some where along the line, it’s also become known as Muddy Buddies.  Regardless of what you call it, everyone will call it addictingly delicious

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Since this is the age of food blogging and pinterest, old recipes get new twists with modern flavors and puppy chow recipes are no exception!  A quick glance around the web and you can find…..

Andes Mint Puppy Chow,   Cherry Vanilla Puppy ChowButterfinger Muddy BuddiesPeppermint Crunch Puppy ChowChocolate Covered Strawberry Muddy BuddiesChocolate Coconut Chex MixCream Cheese and Carrot Cake Muddy BuddiesS’mores Snack MixMocha Cappucino Puppy ChowLemon Puppy ChowBiscoff Sandy BuddiesBailey’s Irish Cream Puppy Chow just to name a few

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A good mom lets you lick the beaters……a GREAT mom turns them off first!

  That little quote always makes me laugh.  I remember the fun times in the kitchen when I was growing up and my mom would hand me the beaters.  Cake batter was always one of my favorites, and still is!  Only now, I have to fight my own children for the beaters!

Since I’m a little obsessed with the flavor of cake batterI decided to whip up a batch of Cake Batter Puppy Chow and use pastel colored candy melts to give it a Spring/Easter feel, but you can certainly make it just using white bark or candy melts.  The cake batter flavor comes from shaking the chocolate coated candy in dry cake mix as well as powdered sugar!

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Possibly my favorite snack mix ever.  I would love to hear if you’ve made a fun flavor of Puppy Chow Snack Mix!

Cake Batter Puppy Chow Snack Mix Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Cake Batter Puppy Chow Snack Mix Recipe


  • 10 ounces white chocolate candy melts or almond bark (*see notes for multi color)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 5 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups dry yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup multi color jimmies/sprinkles


  1. Place powdered sugar and cake mix into a large paper bag or large plastic container with a lid, and shake to mix evenly and set aside.
  2. Melt bark (or candy melts) according to the package directions, adding vegetable shortening. This will help make the coating a little thinner and easier to pour and cover cereal.
  3. Place cereal in a large bowl. Carefully pour warm white chocolate mixture over cereal. Gently, stir with a spatula, trying not to break the cereal pieces. Fold in sprinkles.
  4. Add chocolate covered cereal to bag or container with dry mix, close bag or container and shake until cereal is evenly coated.
  5. Discard excess powder and enjoy! Store in air tight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks


** To make multi color puppy chow: I used 3 colors (pink, purple and blue) of white chocolate melting chips. Melt 3.5 ounces of each color, adding a little less than a teaspoon of shortening to each. Divide the 5 cups of cereal into 3 bowls. Pour one color of candy melts over one bowl of cereal, add sprinkles, then toss all three colors of candy coated cereal into powered sugar cake mix to coat.


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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

35 Responses to “Cake Batter Puppy Chow Snack Mix Recipe | I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on March 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm (#)

    Such a fun puppy chow!
    Thank you for hosting your party, Cheryl!

  2. jelli posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm (#)

    I love puppy chow and must admit have never tried anything but the traditional. Cake batter ice cream’s always been a favorite though, so I’m sure I’d love this too. thanks for the party, Cheryl!

  3. DesignedByBH posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm (#)

    Thanks for another great party, Cheryl! I love the puppy chow!!!

    – Brooke –

  4. Christine posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm (#)

    Yum!!! I’d snack on that right now!

  5. Angie@Echoes of Laughter posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

  6. Tanya posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:44 am (#)

    Your Cake Batter Puppy Chow looks fabulous!! Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend- xo


  7. Gina posted on March 28, 2014 at 7:54 am (#)

    That is going to be one fun Pinterest party Cheryl- all my favorite gals in one place.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Allie | Baking a Moment posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:00 am (#)

    Love this puppy chow idea, and love all the seasonal touches in your photos! Thanks for the link-up, Cheryl! Hope you have a fun weekend 😉

  9. Vicki Bensinger posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:39 am (#)

    This sounds like such a fun idea. I went ahead and tried your linky thing but don’t see my photo. I posted it on Twitter too! Hopefully it will show up otherwise I guess I’ve got a serious computer impairment!
    I love your Puppy Chow. The first time I ever tried it was when my daughter was in junior high. Who knew there were so many varieties – thanks to Pinterest. Fun post!

  10. Amanda posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:55 am (#)

    What a fun snack! I bet the cake batter taste is awesome. Thanks girl! :)

  11. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:11 am (#)

    We love puppy chow! Love this cake batter version!

  12. nest of posies posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:17 am (#)

    this looks incredible! i know this will be a winner at my house!

  13. Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:37 am (#)

    These look great!! Love this idea and love the quote:0)

  14. Laura posted on March 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm (#)

    Thanks for the recipe. My daughter is allergic to peanut butter, so I am always on the look out for good puppy chow recipes that don’t include peanut butter. :)

  15. Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:47 am (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  16. Amy@theidearoom posted on March 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm (#)

    Looks yummy! Sharing on fb today!!

  17. BeBetsy posted on March 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm (#)

    Hope your weekend was super awesome! Thanks for hosting this great party and we love your blog!

    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie

  18. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on March 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm (#)

    That puppy chow looks so delicious! Thanks for hosting a party over here!

  19. Cyndi Spivey posted on March 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#)

    I’m soooo going to try these!! :-) You should have brought some to San Francisco!! Haha!

  20. Kristen posted on April 2, 2014 at 2:36 pm (#)

    What a fantastic idea using cake batter mix for puppy chow!

  21. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue posted on April 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm (#)

    Looks delicious… I am featuring your yummy recipe tomorrow!


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