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Fall Puppy Chow

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If you are looking for a fun fall treat, fall puppy chow snack mix is it! It is part white chocolate puppy chow and part hillbilly hash, so it adds up to an extra tasty treat.

Bowl of fall puppy chow mix with white chocolate muddy buddies, candy corn, and peanuts.

Sweet and a little salty, crunchy and a little bit creamy too, this fall puppy chow mix is sure to make you want to hide some for yourself.  It is quick to put together and combines some of our favorite fall treats, puppy chow and hillbilly hash.

The peanuts, candy corn, white chocolate and cereal combine into one super tasty snack mix.

Here is the origin story of this fun snack mix. We were headed to Chicago to visit my husband’s sister Jess and her family. I knew I wanted to bring a fun snack along.

Jess’s husband, Ant, gets migraines when he has chocolate. So you can imagine he avoids it like the plague!  

I don’t know how he survives without… but I get nasty headaches sometimes too, so I certainly see why he does.

I wanted to make sure to bring something he could have as well. This was the perfect answer!

The base of this snack mix is a lot like the puppy chow you are used to, except I used white chocolate instead.  It has the creamy peanut buttery coating on the crunchy cereal you are used to.

The peanut butter flavor really carries through with the white chocolate, which I really enjoyed.  The peanuts and candy corn add a nice splash of color and a little extra texture.

Once we opened the container, we were all hooked!

Close up of fall puppy chow with coated cereal mixed with candy corn and roasted peanuts.

While we were there Jess made a super chocolaty cake to celebrate one of their friends who had just completed an IronMan. Can you imagine?

The cake had two pounds of chocolate in it and it was amazing!  You may have seen some pics on my Facebook or Instagram pages a couple of weeks ago.

Bowl of fall puppy chow mix with peanuts and candy corn.

I can’t wait for her to share the cake with you on her blog, Year of Cake.  (it’s here!) Anyway, this was a great non-chocolate sweet alternative for the party goers.  I thought the kids might eat the bulk of it, but the adults couldn’t keep their hands out of it either!

If you like fun twists on puppy chow, try dark chocolate peppermint reindeer chow. Or make on of our favorites, brownie batter puppy chow

Bowl of fall puppy chow mix with white chocolate muddy buddies, candy corn, and peanuts.

Fall Puppy Chow Mix

Carlee
If you are looking for a fun fall treat, fall puppy chow mix is it! It is part white chocolate puppy chow and part hillbilly hash, so it adds up to an extra tasty treat.
4.91 from 10 ratings
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Servings
Calories 281 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12.8 oz Chex cereal
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz candy corn
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Put cup of powdered sugar into each of two gallon zippered bags (or use one 2 gallon bag).
  • In a microwave safe bowl large enough to accommodate the full box of cereal, melt the peanut butter and white chocolate until smooth. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate chips by starting with one 30 second interval in the microwave, but then switching to 10-15 seconds at a time stirring between each round until just smooth.
  • Stir cereal into the peanut butter mixture until coated.
  • Transfer into zipper bags with powdered sugar and shake until coated.
  • Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes to set and then stir in candy corn and Reese’s Pieces.
  • Sit back and watch it disappear!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29g
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Cristina @ I Say Nomato

Sunday 15th of November 2015

YUM! This looks like a great dessert snack. As long as there's chocolate and peanut butter, I'm in!

Carlee

Sunday 15th of November 2015

It is a great munchy mix, that is for sure! Me too, peanut butter in almost any of it's forms is fine with me!

Melissa Ruddy

Saturday 14th of November 2015

Think I will be adding this as a little nosh while I cook Thanksgiving Dinner! Than for sharing

Carlee

Saturday 14th of November 2015

It will be perfect for Thanksgiving snacking!

Unknown

Thursday 12th of November 2015

Great idea, my kids would love this! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

Carlee

Thursday 12th of November 2015

We all loved it, that is for sure!

Patti Estep @ Hearth and Vine

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Hi Carlee,

This looks super cute, easy, fun and yummy! Patti~ Garden Matter

Carlee

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

It is all three for sure!

Michele

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Squirrel Chow! Love it! I have a small obsession with squirrels. Lol. This sounds so good with the peanut butter added in. ;-D

Carlee

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Thank you! We really enjoyed it! Since the puppy chow normally has chocolate, I figured I had better come up with something else to call it. Squirrel chow just seemed right!