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St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

I’ve been sharing a lot of Puppy Chow Recipes the past couple weeks, but the truth is that everyone keeps asking for it, and I have to keep making more so why not make different varieties? You will love this Puppy Chow for St. Patrick’s Day just as much as your kids will.  The recipe is easy as pie to make, and you probably already have everything you need in your pantry!  It’s really even a recipe that you can pass off to your kids to make.

st pattys puppy chow

I took out only the hats and the clovers out of the Lucky Charms, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use all the different marshmallow shapes.

The hardest part about making Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies is melting the chocolate.  Growing up, my grandma dipped EVERYTHING in chocolate.  She even used to stick my medicine in truffles.  Everything was chocolate with her, and I learned a lot about chocolate over the years.  The two big things that she taught me were:

  1. NEVER put water in melted chocolate
  2. When melting chocolate, go slow.  If you’re going to use the microwave, melt it on medium heat for 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each burst in the microwave.  The best way to melt chocolate is over a double boiler though.

Keep your eyes open over the next couple of days for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes!

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow


6 cups rice or corn chex cereal, divided in half
1 cup white chocolate 1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter or nutella
4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 cup green m&m’s
1 cup lucky charm marshmallows
green food coloring


In a large microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips with green food coloring, stirring every 20 seconds until smooth. Add half of cereal and lightly stir to evenly coat.

Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and lightly toss to cover. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.

In a second bowl, melt chocolate chips with peanut butter or nutella, stirring every 20 seconds until smooth.

Add in remaining cereal and repeat same process with powdered sugar, evenly coating all cereal.

Allow each to dry completely and combine with m&m’s and marshmallows.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe

It really is easy as pie, and there are so many different ways that you can change this recipe up.  If you like Puppy Chow, check out some of these other recipes:

S'mores Puppy Chow
S’mores Puppy Chow
Peanut Butter Crunch Puppy Chow
Peanut Butter Crunch Puppy Chow
Cinnamon Roll Puppy Chow
Cinnamon Roll Puppy Chow
banana cream pie puppy chow
Banana Cream Pie Puppy Chow
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Puppy Chow
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Puppy Chow


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