Banana Pudding Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) is an alternative flavor to the popular puppy chow snack. With almond bark and banana cream pudding mix, you will have a new favorite fun and sugary snack that will leave you licking your fingers and brushing off the evidence. Try my Lemon Puppy Chow recipe for a citrusy twist on the classic treat, or stick with the traditional version of my Puppy Chow. Note: This is HUMAN food, not for pets.

Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Get ready to be addicted to another take on the classic puppy chow! With just four ingredients and a few minutes, this delicious snack is ready to go fast. I absolutely love banana pudding, and when I used the mix as part of the Banana Pudding Puppy Chow, the flavor was the same. Subtle banana and sweet white chocolate flavor… with a bit of sugar of course! 😉 It’s like a handful of banana cream pie without actually making the pie.

Ingredients for Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

How to Make Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

This is as easy to make as the original puppy chow, using only four ingredients!

  • Rice Chex cereal
  • almond bark
  • banana pudding mix, dry
  • confectioners sugar

IMPORTANT: I don’t recommend using white chocolate morsels in this recipe as it will produce a different flavor. It won’t be bad, but you are missing the fresh almond flavoring component. If you have vanilla candy coating you can use that and add in 1 teaspoon of almond extract. (That doesn’t work with white chocolate morsels as it will seize and be a mess.)

Adding the pudding mix and almond bark for Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Mixing it all Together

First, melt the almond bark in the microwave. I like to do this in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until it is melted. Next, mix in the banana pudding mix with the almond bark. Now, you are ready to pour the mixture onto the cereal. Be sure to use a big enough bowl and a spatula so all of the cereal is coated. Here comes the fun part! Put the cereal in a large plastic sealable bag, sprinkle in some confectioner sugar, and shake away! Turn on some fun music to shake it even more!

Pour the Banana Pudding Puppy Chow onto a sheet pan to let it set. Then, it is ready to be chowed down, pun intended : )

Fun Variations

Use chocolate morsels for a fun twist.

Add in dried banana chips! (The adults loved this, the kids did not as much.)

Serve it over a banana split!

Pan of Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

How Long Does Puppy Chow Last?

You can store the puppy chow in an airtight container (or in the bag you made it in) on the counter or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, but I doubt it will last that long! (That is the official answer by the way, I have never refrigerated puppy chow.)

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes! You can easily double this recipe. Just make sure you have a large enough bowl to mix the ingredients in and that you can work in batches when coating the cereal with almond bark.

Hands full of Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Love Sweet Treats?

Try some of my other favorite twists on the popular puppy chow (Muddy Buddies) treat.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Orange Creamsicle Puppy Chow

S’mores Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow Bars

Puppy Chow Bars

Lemon Puppy Chow

Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes


  • 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 8 ounces almond bark
  • 4 tablespoons banana cream pudding mix, dry
  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners sugar


  • Melt almond bark in the microwave in a small bowl. Melt in 30-second increments, stirring between.
  • After melted, stir banana pudding mix.
  • Pour the cereal into a large bowl and then pour the almond bark/banana pudding mixture over top. With a spatula, stir well, making sure every piece is coated.
  • Pour the cereal into a large plastic sealable bag and then sprinkle the powdered sugar over top. Close bag and shake until well coated.
  • Place mixture on a sheet pan and allow to set.

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Reader Comments

  1. Have you tried incorporating the Graham Cracker crust flavor by maybe introducing the crumbs with the powdered sugar? If so, did it work, and what would be the mix half and half?

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