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white chocolate peppermint puppy chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

  • Author: Andrea
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A holiday spin on the classic peanut butter and chocolate Chex treat. Melted white chocolate mixed with crushed candy cane and powdered sugar paired with the irresistible crunch of rice Chex.


  • 5 cups rice chex
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting chips or wafers
  • 1/2 cup crush candy cane- about 4- 5 candy canes
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar


  1. Start by crushing 4-5 candy canes. You should end up with around 1/2 cup. (see note). Crush the candy cane into tiny bite sized pieces. If there's powder, that's great! It adds to the flavor. Set aside.
  2. Add rice Chex to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt white chocolate melting wafers or chips in a microwave for 1-2 minutes. Make sure to stir every 20-30 seconds so the chocolate doesn't begin to burn.
  4. Pour the melted white chocolate over the rice Chex. Gently fold the chocolate onto the rice Chex with a mixing spoon. Coat the Rice Chex.
  5. Next, pour the crushed candy cane over the chocolate coated Chex. Gently fold the candy cane onto the Chex with a mixing spoon.
  6. Pour powder sugar onto the white chocolate, candy cane, rice Chex. Again, gently fold the powder sugar into the mixture.
  7. On a parchment paper lined sheet pan, pour the coated rice Chex evenly on the sheet pan and let sit for 10 minutes, or until chocolate hardens.

  8. This  recipe easily doubles


  1. You can do more or less depending on how much peppermint flavor you want in your puppy chow. Remember if you do too much peppermint, the excess will fall to the bottom of the bowl instead of sticking on the white chocolate and Chex.
  2. The best way, I've found, to crush candy cane is to put the unwrapped candy cane in a ziplock bag. A prefer either a quart or gallon size freezer bag because they are lease likely to break. Smash the candy canes with a rolling pin or heavy object until the desired consistency of small pieces and candy cane powder.
  3. You can easily freeze puppy chow. If for some reason you don't or can't finish the batch you've made, or you want to save it for later, puppy chow freezes so well. Freeze in an air tight container. Either thaw before enjoying or try a tasty frozen treat!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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