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I don’t know about you, but it just simply isn’t the Holiday season without some variation of puppy chow (also commonly known as Muddy Buddies). This year, I decided to approach it from a different angle & came up with Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow! I hope your family enjoys it just as much as mine is!



  • 6 cups Chex cereal (Great Value brand works, as well!)
  • 2/3 cups candy cane Hershey Kisses, unwrapped (one whole candy cane tube did the trick for us!)
  • 6 candy canes, crushed
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, halved
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup Holiday M&Ms


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the unwrapped Hershey Kisses and 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until completely melted.
  2. In a large bowl (the bigger, the better!) measure out 6 cups of Chex cereal.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal & stir to throughly coated.
  4. Transfer cereal & chocolate to a gallon ziploc bag. Pour in confectioner’s sugar. Close bag securely. Shake until completely coated.
  5. Dump ziploc bag mixture into another large bowl. Stir in crushed candy canes, M&Ms, and the remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Enjoy!

This recipe is perfect to give to neighbors, as it does not contain peanut products.


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